Our Coaches

Hamid Sedehi

Director of Coaching
Hamid Sedehi has been the Kickers Club Head Coach and Director of coaching since the clubs formation in 2011. His coaching career began with the Irvine Strikers where he was the Girls Director of Coaching for over 13 years. Throughout those 13 years, the club captured numerous State Titles, Several Western Regional and National Championships. Hamid left the Irvine Strikers and joined the Pateadores Soccer Club in order to establish a girls soccer program for them. While running the club programs, Hamid was also the Women’s Soccer Coach at Concordia University Irvine. In 2010, he was asked to move to the Central Coast to become the Women’s Assistant Soccer Coach at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Hamid’s success can be greatly attributed to him developing age appropriate training models and overseeing the training of the club’s teams. His greatest success he believes is having placed over 200 players at various collegiate soccer programs.

As a player, Hamid played at Orange Coast College and then finished his playing career at Concordia University Irvine. He earned his BA in Exercise, Sports, and Sciences and is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Coaching . He currently holds a US “B” National License. He resides in Buellton with his wife Misty, and three daughters Emma, Chloe, and Alyssa.

Chris Chirgwin

Director of Business Operations & Staff Coach
Chris played soccer for 13 years before becoming a coach himself. He has coached youth soccer and refereed since 2008. Chris currently holds a US Soccer National “D” License and coaches varsity and JV girls at Santa Ynez High.. He has three daughters Claire, Lauren and Hailey who are all active soccer players.

Ivan Becerra

Staff Coach
Ivan played in college for Los Angeles Mission College and UCSB.  He was drafted in 2006 by Columbus Crew of the MLS.  He is also the founder of IB1on1 training and has his US Soccer “C” License.

Juan Carlos Castaneda

Staff Coach
Juan Carlos started playing soccer at a young age and contiuned to play through high school. He has been an assistant coach and goal keeper trainer for OUSL Crusaders, assistant coach for CVSC Outlaws and coach and referee for AYSO. Juan Carlos holds his USSF “E” License, Regional Diploma and NSCAA Goal Keeper Diploma Level 1 & 2. His two daughters Biannca and Irene are also active soccer players.

Pablo Rojas

Staff Coach
Bio coming soon…

Alexander Spence

Staff Coach
Alexander is from Wolverhampton, England, where he played collegiate & semi-pro soccer. He has a BTEC National Diploma in Sport. He was Camp Director for UK International Soccer Camps from 2013-2016 and has coached for the Kickers Soccer Club since 2015. He is currently the boys head soccer coach for St. Joseph High School in Orcutt. Alexander is starting his US Soccer National C license in September.

Edwin Portillo

Staff Coach
Bio Coming Soon


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