Chandler High Boy's Soccer Coaching Staff
Soccer Background: I have been playing soccer since the age of five. I attended Corona Del Sol high school in Tempe, Arizona from 1991-1995. We won the first soccer state championship for the school in 1994. I was honored with 5A player of the year, Gatorade player of the year, and other awards my sophomore to senior year. I attended Grand Canyon University from 1996-2000. We won a Division II national championship in 1996 and the team was placed in the GCU Hall of Fame. I was placed on the first team All-Conference in 1998. I attended an open tryout for the LA Galaxy shortly after my senior season. I played with the Arizona Saguaros (semi-pro) team for one year 1998-1999 and the Tucson Fireballs (1999-2000) and then played with the Arizona Thunder (professional indoor) for two seasons, 1999-2000. I was drafted by Sacramento Knights (professional indoor) when I realized that I wanted to start my teaching career before leaving to Sacramento.Coaching Background: I started off training in Scottsdale soccer club for a few seasons during college. I also have coached youth teams on fundamentals soccer skills. I coached boys and girls soccer at Willis Jr. high for 12 years. I've been coaching boys varsity soccer at Chandler High since 2011. We hold a record of 99 wins, 41 losses, and 16 ties in 8 years with our coaching staff. Greatest highlight was winning the 2014-2015 state championship (1st ever in Chandler High school history). I am also the director of coaching for NFSC Arizona, a local soccer club in Mesa.Coach GilbertCoaching Background:
This is my 12th year of coaching soccer at Chandler High School. My original role in the program focused on speed training and conditioning. That role later expanded to Varsity Assistant Coach. During my time at Chandler I have had the opportunity to coach 10 Playoff teams, as well as play a pivotal role in developing the 2015 State Championship team. While the highlight of my soccer coaching career was definitely winning the 2015 state championship. The moment that stands out most was beating Brophy in the semi-final game that year. Overall, I have been fortunate to be involved with the Chandler Soccer Program and great coaches over the years which have played a part in my understanding of the game and success as a coach.Coach CrudupSoccer Background: My first time playing soccer was in an indoor league when I was in the 2nd grade, but I have been involved with soccer since I was in the 5th grade. In that time, I played on two different club teams until the 8th grade. Those teams included the Tempe Pros and Gilbert Arsenal. Going into my freshmen year at Desert Vista, I had a promising athletic career until an injury during preseason. While injured, I volunteered my time at the YMCA where I then started to coach and my playing career started to fade.Coaching Background: I started coaching youth soccer in 2008 at a YMCA. Then in 2011, I started coaching at Legacy soccer club where I coached a wide variety of ages on different skill levels and was an still am an assistant coach and a head coach for multiple teams. In 2015 I was offered the assistant position at Arizona College Prep High School and will be the head soccer coach at Arizona College Prep Junior High school in 2016. The highlight of my soccer career is the start of every single new season and watching my players improve from year to year.