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Coaches Biographies

 

Bob Joyce

Crossfire Club Director & Red Team Coach

Coach Bob has played competitive club and high school soccer. He played for Santa Clara University and in adult soccer leagues. He has coached boys and girls’ competitive soccer, age’s u6 through u23, for over 35 years.

His past teams, De Anza Sharks, De Anza Strykers, Central Valley Chilipeppers, and Central Valley Crossfire, have been very successful: 8 State Cup championships, 8 State Cup finalists (2nd place), 1 Far West Regional finalist (2nd place), and 2 Far West Regional semi-finalists (3rd place).

Soccer players who have been trained by Bob have gone on to compete professionally in Germany and the United States, including Bianca Henninger. Bob Joyce is a highly regarded soccer coach who emphasizes technical skills and exceptional fitness for competitive players who want to play at the highest levels.

 

Todd Daniels

White Team Coach

Coach Todd played soccer for a D2 college and has been coaching club soccer for 18 years.  His teams have enjoyed successful seasons including a U18 team that competed in the Far West Regionals. Not only has coach Todd coached club soccer, but has also coached for our local high schools. Todd has coached at Willow Glen High School girl’s varsity soccer from 2006 to 2009. During that time, the WGHS girl’s were the league championship and went to the CCS quarterfinals in 2006 and 2009.  Todd is currently the junior varsity soccer coach at Presentation High School.

 

 

 

Fabian Garza

 

Blue Team Coach

Fabian grew up playing competitive club soccer in the Bay Area including playing on the Region 4 National Team (now called Olympic Development Program/ODP).  He went on to play soccer for Notre Dame de Namur University and from there he played semi-pro soccer in Germany. While in Europe, Fabian also played Futsal in Brazil and Siberia.

Fabian, or Fab as the Crossfire girls call him, has coached competitive soccer for 15 years with very successful teams. His teams have won a State Cup Championship, were semi-finalist in Far West Regionals, and he took a team to Portugal to play the top youth pro teams.  Fab has had players go on to play in college, for the National Team, in the MLS, and in Japan’s "J" league.

Dana McGray

United Team Coach

Coach Dana grew up in south San Jose and played competitive club, high school, and ODP soccer. She finished her playing career at the University of Washington in Seattle. As a youth player she played with the DeAnza Sharks during which time her club won the Cal-North State Championship four years in a row. Her high school team, Santa Teresa, won the CCS championship in 2001 and was runner-up in 2002. She consistently made the 1986 ODP Regional Team, as well as being selected for the U15 National Pool. Dana was team captain for her youth club, high school, state ODP, and college teams along with being awarded several honors including: 2001 Blossom Valley Athletic League Sophomore of the Year, 2002 Blossom Valley Athletic League Junior of the Year, 2001/2002 All Central Coast Section 1st Team, 2001/2002 Team MVP, 2002 Santa Teresa Junior Athlete of the Year, 2004 McDonald’s High School All-American, 2005 Unsung Hero Award. Her college team, University Washington Huskies were the 2004 NCAA Tournament Quarter-finalist in which Dana started as a freshman.

After college Dana has had the opportunity to share her soccer experience providing private training for youth soccer players in Concord, NC focusing on individual skills, tactical knowledge and physical conditioning while promoting fundamentals of team play, personal confidence and leadership skills.

Dana's philosophy is when you combine serious athletic ability, desire to succeed, and incredible work rate during training sessions and games, the character of a champion will emerge. Dana always trained being motivated by the quote from Anson Dorrance (inspired by Mia Hamm), "The vision of a champion is someone bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is watching."

 

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