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Meet Our Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer camp experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches. Read the bios below to learn more about our coaching staff.  Please note that not all staff members work every camp.

Deejae Johnson

Program Director 

Phone: 415-595-3760
Email: [email protected]

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About Deejae Johnson:  A native of Vermont, Deejae moved to San Francisco in 1997 and started playing with the San Francisco Bay Seals of the USL A-League.  He started SoccerInsight the following summer with a week of soccer camp in Vermont.  

Deejae Johnson took over the UHS Varsity Soccer program as the head boys’ and girls’ coach in 2004; since then, his teams have won eleven league titles and three NCS championships. Deejae was a four-year starter at the University of Vermont, leading the team in scoring his senior year while being named All-Region. Deejae’s post-college soccer career has included stints with the San Francisco Bay Seals, the Cape Cod Crusaders, the New Hampshire Phantoms, and the Vermont Voltage. He coached high school teams in Vermont and led his boys’ team to the state title. Prior to joining UHS, Deejae was a member of the Cal coaching staff for both the men’s and women’s teams and spent a season with the St. Mary’s of California men’s team as a sport psychology consultant and two seasons with the USF Women's team as an Assistant Coach. He has also served as a member of the Cal North Olympic Development staff, working with the boys U14 team that placed four players in the national pool.  
Deejae holds a USSF A license, NSCAA Premier Diploma, English FA prelim badge, and a Dutch KNVB diploma. He recently coached the Women’s Premier team at the Olympic Club and guided them to 10 GGWSL Premier League Championships and the 2014 USASA Women's National Championship.  Deejae is a graduate of the University of Vermont and has a Master’s in Sports Psychology from the John F. Kennedy School of Professional Psychology in Orinda.  
Deejae is married to Ashley Fieglein Johnson.  Deejae and Ashley have a 8 year old son named Devo) a 10 year old white lab named Sophie and a 7 year old black cat named Midas.


Shane Kennedy

Goalkeeping Director: Marin Camps

Phone: 415-713-3029
Email: s[email protected]

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About Shane:  Shane runs the goalkeeper sessions for the High School Preseason Camp in Marin.   He is the Head Coach for Tamalpais High School girls program.  Shane is a Former New York Cosmos draft pick, a state champion in high school and a record-setting All-American in college.  Shane finished his first season as the goalkeeper coach at Dominican.  Kennedy is responsible for working with the goalies on the Penguins’ men’s and women’s soccer teams.

A state champion goalkeeper at Staples High School in Westport, Ct. in 1972, Kennedy went on to win a national championship as a team captain at NCAA Div. III Babson College in 1975. He set an NCAA career record for shutouts at Babson and was named Soccer America’s All-Collegiate Most Valuable Player. In 1976, Kennedy was drafted by the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League whose roster then included Pele, Giorgio Chinaglia, and legendary American goalie Shep Messing.
Kennedy played professionally for the Connecticut Yankees of the American Soccer League. He settled in Mill Valley where he has coached for Marin FC, Tiburon Peninsula Soccer Club and Tamalpais High School while serving as owner and director of “Dominate The Box.”

 

Les Johnson

Staff Coach


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About Les: Les is Deejae's father and is on staff in August.  Les is the Head Coach of University of Vermont Women's Club team in Burlington, VT.  "Coach J" was Vermont's first USSF "A" Licensed Coach, was the Head Coach at Champlain College 1978-81; Head Soccer Coach Saint Michael's College 1982-96; 1986 NEISL Div. II Coach of the Year. Director Essex Junction Soccer School / Goal to Goal Soccer School 37 years. Assistant Coach, Essex Girls Varsity, 2000 state finalist, 2002 state semi-finalist.  Coach J just completed his 50th year as a Head Coach.

 

Peter Banyai

Staff Coach
 
About Peter: Peter is an graduate student at USF Law School and joined SoccerInsight in 2013.  Peter grew up in Hungary and played for USF Men's team for two seasons.  Peter works on our After School staff at New Traditions Elementary School and San Francisco Day School  Peter has worked with our Sunday morning clinics as well as coaching some of our rec teams as both an assistant coach and a Head Coach.  Peter is recently married and lives with his wife in San Francisco.

 
 
  


 

Coaches On Staff in 2018

 Coach
College
High School
Club Team
Middle School
Teams Coaching/Playing 
Davi Ramos USF From Brazil transfer from NC State   Playing in Hungary
Hunter Ashworth USF Laguna Beach Pateadores Academy  New Zealand U17, U20 World Cup
Riley Walls Oregon Tamalpais HS MarinFC   6 years on Staff
Casey Walls   Tamalpais HS SJ Earthquakes Academy MarinFC  US Youth National Team U16
Leon Schwarzer USF Munster, Germany USC Upstate All WCC Player of the Year
Matt Orr USF IMG Academy Kitchee FC Academy Hong Kong  
Andre Glasnovic USF Zagreb   Zagreb, Croatia Youth Goalkeeper
Jorge Ruiz USF JFK HS LA Galaxy Academy    
Bar TwitoUSFMosinson HS  Israel
Jon Fabulich USF Junipero Serra West Coast FC    
Camille WilsonUSFMarin CatholicMarinFC Philipines National Team
Max EdelsteinColgateUniversity HSSF Elite AcademyBrandeis 
Max Solmssen University HSSF UnitedSF Day 
Declan Herrera University HSSFIACCAIS 
Maddy GlaserUSFSerra CatholicWest Coast FC United Laguna Beach
Cassidy KaumeyerUSFIdaho StateWest Coast FC United Oceanside, CA
Darren TahbazUSFPalos VerdesStrikers FC Academy Palos Verdes

Past Coaches

 Coach
 College
High School
Club Team 
Middle School
Years 
 
 Edwin TenorioEcuador National TeamCapt World Cup 2002   2016 
 Brian BaxterWolford CollegeBaxter Sports, Oregon Portland Timbers JFK Univ Sport Pysch2005, 2012 
 Ian MacauleyUC San DiegoUniversity HS AssistUCSC Assistant CoachAcademy of Arts2012-2013 
 Mattie MrlikVassar CollegeUniversity High SchoolSealsThe Town School2016 
 Freddie YaoConnecticut CollegeUniversity High School SealsCAIS2016 
 Katie LoomisUC Santa CruzTacoma, WAUniversity HS AssistantAcademy of Art2012-2013 
 Briana RussellSacramento StateFairfieldUniversity HS GirlsSol Soccer Club2012-2013 
 Jovan YamagishiHartwick CollegeAssistant University HSSan Ramon, Holy Names Univ Coach2011-2015 
 Gabe ZieffSkidmore CollegeRedwood High SchoolMarinFCUNC Men's Club Coach2010-1014 
 Perry HammondWesleyan UniversityUniversity High School  2012-2014 
 Marc KerrestTufts UniversityCollege PrepHead Coach Menlo SchoolParis St Germain Youth2011-2012 
 Chris StibichWhitworth CollegeRedwood High SchoolMarinFC, TPSC Sharks NSCAA Nat, AS Laranja 2005-2015 
 Harrison Watkins Middlebury College University High School  MarinFC, SFUSC Marin Country Day  2005-2012  
 Nina Watkins Stanford University University High School  MarinFC, Pleasanton Rage Marin Country Day  2006-2009  
 Christina Hagner Harvard University  University High School  Bay Oaks Hamlin  2004-2006  
 Schuyler Schwartz Lewis & Clark University University High School  SF Vikings Convent  2008-2012  
 Adrian Kerester Middlebury College University High School  MarinFC Marin Country Day  2008-2011  
 Conrad Hendrickson Northwestern University University High School  MarinFC San Francisco Day School  2005-2008  
 David D'Annunzio Swarthmore College Bishop O-Dowd  Bay Oaks, MarinFC    2010-2011  
 Katie Oakes California-Berkeley El Camino Real HS  SoCal United, US U-23    2011-2012  
 Kim Yokers California-Berkeley Seattle, WA  FC Gold Pride, US U-21    2005, 2011  
 Chris KingHead Coach Academy ArtSacred Heart CathedralMarinFC, Urban School SFUSSF A Licence 2012-13 
 Bucky Boyd   Coach University HS JV  Coach SF Vikings USSF B License  2004-2009  
 Dania Cabello California-Berkeley Head Royce  Marin Rockers    2005-2006  
 Parker Brown Brown University University High School   The Town School for Boys  2010-2012  
 Allison Dorey Amherst College University High School SF Vikings, MarinFC Convent  2006-2011  
 Katie Shanagher Northwestern University University High School SF Vikings Burkes  2011-2012  
 Katie Buoymaster Williams College University High School SF Vikings, MarinFC Marin Country Day 2009-2011  
 Eric Anderson Stanford University University High School MarinFC The Town School for Boys 2006-2011  
 Haley Baron Wesleyan University University High School SF Vikings, MarinFC Marin Country Day School 2006-2011  
 Kelly Pohle University of San Francisco Horizon High School Sereno Golden Eagles   2009  
 Liz "Gidget" Eisenberg California-Berkeley The Branson School Marin Rockers   2008-2012  
 Molly Hellerman Wellesley College Coach Tiburon PSC The Olympic Club   2009-2011  
 Liam Hughes Univ of Edinburgh The Branson School MarinFC   2007-2009  
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