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Brett Epstein
Co Director of the SANTAN SC Academy

STAFF BIO:

Brett Epstein started coaching in the Legacy program in 2009. Over the years he has coached on both the girls and boys side. Brett also serves as the Legacy Youth Soccer Academy Co-Coordinator for U5-U8 years olds. Brett has a long and distinguished soccer career, both as a player and as a coach. He has been involved in coaching youth soccer in Arizona since 1994. Prior to that, he coached for four years in New York. In addition, he is a Vice Principal at the Secondary school level.

TEAMS: 06B Red, 05B Red, Co-Coordinator of Academy U5-U8
EDUCATION:
  • USSF "B" License
  • State of Arizona Coaching License
  • AYSA Youth Module #2
  • AYSA Technical Training Certificate
  • Northern Arizona University (M.Ed. in Education Leadership)
  • State University of New York, College at Cortland (B.S.E. in Physical Education), Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Principal Certificate, Arizona
  • Teacher Certificate, Secondary with K-12 Physical Education Endorsement, Arizona
CLUB COACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • Legacy, 06 Boys Red, Head Coach (2014-present)
  • Legacy, 05 Boys Red, Head Coach (2014-present)
  • Legacy Youth Soccer Academy, U5-U8, Co-Coordinator (2009-present)
  • San Tan Legacy, 00 Boys Red, Head Coach (2010-14)
  • San Tan Legacy, 03 Girls Red, Head Coach (2013-14)
  • San Tan Legacy, 01 Girls White, Head Coach (2009-2012)
  • Lil’ Hammers, Co-Director of Coaching (2005-08)
  • AZFC, Coach of several girls’ teams (2001-04)
  • Mesa Soccer Club, Head Coach (1998-01)
  • Mesa Soccer Club, Director of Coaching, Boys’ Teams (2000-01)
  • Mesa Soccer Club, Coach and Trainer, various boys’ and girls’ teams (1998-2001)
  • Yavapai Roughriders Summer Camps, Camp Instructor/Coach (1996-99)
  • National Soccer Hall of Fame, Oneonta, New York, Summer Camps Coach (1989-90)
HIGH SCHOOL COACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • Dobson High School, Varsity Head Coach (2000-03) Co-Head Coach in 2000 State Runners-Up, Division 5A East Valley Coach of the Year
  • Arizona High School All-Stars (1998-2001) Coached top high school players in tournaments in Australia, Spain, Italy and England
  • McClintock High School, Varsity Head Coach (1997-99) State qualifier for three years
  • Pueblo Middle School, 8th Grade Head Coach (1994-97)
  • WT Clarke High School, Varsity Head Coach, Boys (1993)
COLLEGE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • Arizona State University Club Soccer, Co-Head Coach (1997)
  • State University of New York, College at Cortland, Volunteer Assistant Coach (1992)
PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
  • DOB Soccer Team, Rio Salado Soccer League (2004-Present) League Champions
  • Bravo Soccer Team, Scottsdale Men’s League (1994-2003) League Champions (1994-2001)
  • Victory Soccer Team, Brooklyn, New York (1993) Semi-Pro League
  • State University of New York, College at Oneonta (1987-90) Division I competition Team Captain, two years (1989, 1990) Second Team All-Region (1990) All New York State (1990) All Conference (1989-90) Most Valuable Player, Mayor’s Cup Tournament (1990) Nominated for School Athlete of the Year (1990)