Cal South




Director of Coaching, Walid KhouryWalid Khoury


Favorite team: Manchester United

Bio: Walid along with his brother, Ziad, have become two of the most recognizable faces and personalities on the sidelines of youth soccer fields all over the nation. Walid has experienced inarguable success with the Slammers FC. The club has remained one of Soccer America’s top ten clubs in the nation over the past six years. He was selected as Cal South Nike Coach of the Year in 2003, along with receiving Cal South Presidents award in 2003 for his years of dedication and contribution to youth soccer. As assistant coach for the Pali Blues USL W-league team he helped them in 2008 to a 12-0 undefeated season and the W-league championship.

The brothers have placed numerous players in every major Division-1 conference, and over 15 players have participated in the national team system. Under the tutelage of the Khoury brothers, Alexa Orand was named the 2004 National Player of the Year and Danesha Adams was selected the 2006 U.S. Soccer Federation Youth Player of the Year






Ziad Khoury

Director of Coaching, Ziad Khoury


Favorite team: Liverpool

Bio: Ziad along with his twin brother, Walid, have become two of the most recognizable faces and personalities on thesidelines of youth soccer fields all over the nation. Ziad has experienced inarguable success with the Slammers FC.The club has remained one of Soccer America’s top ten clubs in the nation over the past six years. Recently they were recognized by TopDrawer as the #1 youth girls club in the nation. Z has been selected twice as Cal South Nike Coach of the Year over the last four years, 2006 and 2009. As assistant coach for the Pali Blues USL W-league team he helped them in 2008 to a 12-0 undefeated season and the W-league championship.

The brothers have placed numerous players in every major Division-1 conference, and over 15 players have participated in the national team system. Under the tutelage of the Khoury brothers, Alexa Orand was named the 2004 National Player of the Year and Danesha Adams was selected the 2006 U.S. Soccer Federation Youth Player of the Year.






Honorary Director of Coaching, Frank Klopas

Frank Klopas is currently the Technical Director for the Chicago Fire (MLS). Frank was instrumental in getting the Slammers FC program off the ground during the mid to late '90s while in southern California as a member of the United States National team during the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He continues to be a sounding board and resource for the Slammers FC directors of coaching.


Born in Prosimna, Greece, Klopas arrived in Chicago as a young boy. He played with the U. S. National Team fromFrank Klopas 1987 through 1996, recording 13 goals in 45 appearances over his nine years with the team. After his strong performances for the U.S. Men's National Team in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Klopas joined AEK Athens of Greece. Kopas also was selected for the U.S. 1994 World Cup team.


in 1995 Klopas joined Major League Soccer for its inaugural season. Klopas was allocated by MLS to the Kansas City Wizards in 1996, where he played two seasons before being traded to the Chicago Fire in 1998. A member of the original Fire squad, Klopas helped the Fire capture the MLS Cup and U.S Open Cup in 1998. Klopas instantly went into the record books by notching the Fire's first two-goal effort in the team's first game at Soldier Field on April 4, 1998.


Klopas is also founder and a coach for the F.C. Drive youth soccer club, in Chicago. The Slammers FC are proud to recognize Frank as an Honorary Director of Coaching.











Boy's Director, George Larsen


Favorite team: Manchester United

Bio: George brings nearly 20 years of coaching experience. He has led boys and girls teams to every major youth soccer title including CIF, State, Regional, National and Youth World Championships. George has received several coaching awards including Nike Coach of the Year honors in 2010. While George’s teams have experienced a great deal of success, his biggest sense of pride is placing kids in college. He strives to create an environment that allows players to reach their full potential without sacrificing true enjoyment of the game. George’s favorite comment from his players is, “Is practice over already?”. George was born and raised in Orange County where he still lives with his wife and daughter.






Head Trainer of Youth Programs, Vadim Tolstolutsky

Bio: Vadim played with Portland Timbers from 2001-2003 and was the #1 pick in the A-League draft. He has coached club soccer in the State of Washington since 2003, and with Crossfire and Northwest Nationals prior to that.








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Ramon Reid


Bio: Ramon has served at a staff coach for Slammers FC for the last four years. He most recently served as Slammers FC College Recruiting Coordinator. As the College Coordinator Ramon has established dozens of relationships with college coaches throughout the U.S. Ramon principally works with our oldest teams on the girls side and helps prepare them for State, Regional, and National competitions.








Pat O'Brien

Pat O'Brien

Favorite team: Norwich City Canaries

Bio: Coach Pat is in his 21st year of coaching youth soccer. A player of 36 years his coaching experience was molded during stops with California Futbol Club, Wolfpack , JUSA and as Coaching Director of Anaheim Soccer Club. During Pat's playing experience he contributed to 5 consecutive men’s amatuer titles in the State of California. “My experience with the Slammers has been tremendous being surrounded by great coaches and great friends. I can honestly say it will be something I will never forget for the rest of my life . “

Married to Jean O’Brien, they have two children Kyle O’Brien (Vanguard University) and Jordan O’Brien (Slammer GU92). When he is not coaching, coach Pat can usually be found fishing.




Frank Pace

Favorite team: Juventus

Bio: Frank hascoached youth club soccer for the past 20 years and this will be his 6th yearcoachingfor Slammers. Frank is also one of our Youth Academy Staff coaches for our 5-7yrs old boys and girls.Frank is also a coach for the Corona Del Mar High SchoolBoys soccer program.As a coach Frank has earned 2 CIF championships with the Mission Viejo HS Girls Varsity Team and 2 Pacific Coast League Championships with the Corona Del Mar HS Boys Varsity team. Has led several club teams in South Orange County to Tournament Finals and has won several youth league championships.





Jessica Mazura

Bio: Played soccer at UC Berkeley. Four-year letterwinner at Corona del Mar High School. Played for Slammers from U9-U18 and part of the 2002 USYA National championship team and 2004 and 2005 runner-up squad.


While at California-Berkeley, she was the head coach of GU-9 Hotshots FC coaching them to a league championship. Sister Alivia Mazura was also a Slammer and Cal Bear.







Alivia 'Mazura' Williams

Bio: Alivia has enjoyed an extremely successful soccer career at the club, high school, and college levels. A member of the first Slammers girls team, Alivia played seven years for SFC from U12 to U18 coached by Walid Khoury. In high school she played four years on varsity at Corona Del Mar H.S. and earned second-team All-CIF as a freshman, first-team All-CIF as a senior, and twice she was first-team all-league.


A four-year starter at the University of California – Berkeley on scholarship she was 2003 Freshman of the year, earned the CAL 2005 Coaches Award, 2006 CAL Golden Bear Award, 4 time Honorable Mention PAC-10 All Academic Selection Team, a 2006 PAC 10 Player of the Week, 2006 CAL MVP, 2006 CAL Female Athlete of the Year runner up, and captained her team in both her Junior and Senior year.


It is a privilege for us to have Alivia return to the club she spent so many years with during her youth and development to train the next generation of Slammers athletes.





Cheyne Gordon

Bio: Associate Head Coach for the Women’s Soccer team at Concordia University Irvine…a top 25 program in the NAIA. Gordon holds his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "B" license, and has served for the Cal South U.S. Olympic Development Program since 2009, winning 2 regional titles with the 1997 girls. Gordon, who earned his bachelor's from Concordia in 2005, is in his second year coaching with Slammers FC in Newport Beach, after having previously coached in the ECNL and Red Bull League for  Irvine Strikers.


His club coaching résumé also includes stints at the RSM Storm and Orange County Blue Star semi-pro team.

He served as a varsity men's assistant coach for Canyon High School from 2002-2004. A four-year player at Concordia, Gordon served as a team captain. He scored 15 goals and racked up 46 career points thanks to 16 assists—which ranks No. 4 on the school charts.

Gordon has two children (Kendall & Jonah) and resides in Anaheim Hills.






Allan Russell

Bio: 15 year professional soccer player Originally from Glasgow , Scotland .Signed 1st pro contract age 16 for Glasgow Rangers f.c then transferred to Hibernian FC 1 year later .Spent remaining 12 years going between Scotlands top leagues and England . Won the Scottish P. F. A player of the year in 2008 scoring 28 goals . In 2010 moved to the states joining the Carolina Railhawks winning the NASL title twice before securing a move to L .A blues where he is currently club captain







Sarah Devine

Bio: Sarah has been coaching youth soccer since she was 14 years old. She started out working camps and coaching her younger sister’s youth team. Sarah played club in San Diego for the Rancho Santa Fe Attack and was a 4-year varsity starter at Poway High School. She committed to college at UC Irvine in her junior year of high school. Sarah started playing college soccer as a central defender for UC Irvine in 2008 and was a member of the 2010 NCAA Sweet 16 team. Her senior year, her team got into the NCAA tournament again. After her final season in 2011 she joined the coaching staff at UC Irvine as an undergraduate assistant. She continued coaching private lessons and summer camps through college. After receiving my BA degree in Cognitive Psychology with a minor in Education she joined UC Irvine as an assistant. In March of 2012 she then joined the Slammers Newport Beach organization with the Gu9 team. In April of 2014 Sarah was hired as an assistant coach at UC Riverside. They made it to the conference tournament for the first time since 2005. With the Highlanders, she primarily focuses on the defensive line. She has been playing with the San Diego Sea Lions since she was 16 years old. In 2013, the SD Sea Lions won the WPSL national championship in Sacramento, California. Sarah was crowned player of the tournament as a central defender! She currently coaches at UCR, Slammers and does performance coaching at Adrenaline Performance gym. Sarah is also pursuing her MA degree in athletic administration at Concordia University. She is an E licensed coach and hope to continue coaching at the youth and collegiate level for a very long time. Sarah loves being able to share the passion that she has for the game with others. Her coaching is always a work in progress and she is always open to learning from the coaches that surround her.


- Assistant Coach for UC Riverside Women’s soccer, 2013 Big West Conference Finalists

- Third season with Slammers FC, second season as a head coach

- Currently is a soccer trainer at Adrenaline Sports performance in Corona, CA.

- Played at UC Irvine as a center defender from 2008 to 2011. Starting player on the 2010 undefeated Big West conference regular season champion team. Played in two NCAA tournaments.

- Currently plays for the returning WPSL National Champions, the San Diego Sea Lions.

- Was the National Championship tournament player of the tournament. Have been on the roster since she was 16 years old.

- Sister, Megan Devine, currently plays at the University of Redlands.







Eric Nutters

Bio: Eric is an experienced and passionate coach who has the proven ability to manage, motivate, train, and develop players to their full potential. He has been part of the Slammers FC coaching staff for 3 years and is currently the Head Boys Soccer Coach for TVT.


Previously Eric was the Girls Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach at Mater Dei High School for 8 years where he helped Mater Dei to a 2007 Division 1 CIF championship.


As aplayer, he was on varsity for 4 years at Newport Harbor High School, played 2 years at Orange Coast College and transferred to Vanguard University where he finished his collegiate career and received a Bachelors Degree in Communications.





Scott Kalsey



Bio: Scott has played competitive soccer for the last 25 years. He was selected for Olympic development training, and played with Yugoslavian semi pro team for 3 years (La cobra selection).  Scott has coached teams to multiple tournament championships at the highest levels. He possess a D national license along with his CPR and first aide certification.










Gabe Smith

Bio :Gabe has coached for over 25 years and holds a USSF“A” License and a National Youth License. He coached Division I college (UC Riverside Men's Program), 1 National and 6 Regional ODP Championships, He is on Region IV ODP Staff for 5 years and coaches at Corona Del Mar High School Boys Program. He has served as DOC for several Orange County clubs for over 12 years. He also coached Club teams at all levels and ages winning numerous tournament, league, league cup and state cup titles. He has instructed and licensed over 2000 coaches in Cal South for over 10 years. He coached and trained players to College, Professional and National Teams. As a player he played in the ODP program, won the State title with his club and went to the Junior College State Finals for Irvine Valley College






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Keeper training

Goalkeepers, Fabian Cerutti

Fabian Cerutti


Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fabian played in the 1970s in Argentina until a military service injury to his leg ended his playing days, though not his passion for the beautiful game. After immigrating to the United States, Fabian’s passion for the game and for guiding goal keepers framed his coaching style, which is a blend of River Plate Argentina and Dutch Ajax. This blend highlights the physical side of  Argentina with the technical prowess of Dutch Ajax. Fabian began coaching with Slammers FC in 1995.

            Fabian has a long history of developing goalkeepers at Slammers. His first keepers to achieve success were Will Johnson, who played in Holland and with MLS’s DC United and Ariana Croscione, who was a member of the Youth National team pools, and played at UCLA and Boston College. Sarah Cox, Makenna Henry and Lindsey Luke were also in Youth National team pools.


The USYSA Golden Gloves winners coached by Fabian include –

    - 2002 Christi Yount
  • - 2003 Lauren Gregston
  • - 2005 Alicia Lugo
  • - 2010 Daniel Boyer


            Fabian trained goalies have gone on to excel at the collegiate level, highlighted by Shayla

Sabin (CS Fullerton), Big West Tournament and Defensive Player of the Year and Alicia Lugo (UNLV), Mountain West Conference Tournament MVP. In the 2012 season, Lindsey Luke (Utah) was named Pac 12 Player of the Week.


     Currently Fabian has 14 goalkeepers on fall 2012 college rosters (in BOLD), here is a list of Fabian goalies who have competed at the collegiate level –




Sacramento State






Houston Baptist






San Francisco












UC Irvine



UC Davis



Georgia Southern









Texas A&M






UC Irvine



CS Fullerton



CS Fullerton















Long Beach St



South Carolina



Sonoma State



San Diego St