COACHESWE RAISE PLAYERS
Director of Soccer OperationsWARREN
Warren Barton was born and raised in London UK. He played at the highest level for 18 years in the EPL, he played for the English National Team, English Premier League, with 500 senior level appearances for Wimbledon FC, Newcastle United, Derby County & Queens Park Rangers.
Warren was asked to be the Chairman of the PFA, Professional Footballers Association, in the UK which he held for 2 years. After his professional soccer career he was an analyst for SKY Sports Television, covering all the major soccer leagues and competitions.
Warren moved to the US 6 years ago to become the head analyst on Fox Soccer Channel, which is now Fox Sports. He was the Head Coach of the U18 LA Galaxy team for 2 years and then the General Manager of the LA Blues, USL. Four years ago he became the owner and Head Coach of the San Diego Flash, NSPL. He holds an UEFA Pro License as well as the UEFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ License.
Boys Technical Director & ECNL Director PAUL
Paul Holohan grew up in Ireland playing in the League or Ireland for Shamrock Rovers and Home Farm and in England for a period with Preston North End. He then came to the USA and attended Boston College then playing in the Big East and played Division I soccer. While attending BC Paul gained a degree in Finance and Marketing and then went on to get his MBA.
Paul then had the opportunity to go back to his first love and begin his coaching career in San Diego with the University of California San Diego Mens program and as a coach at Nomads Soccer club in 1999. Since then Paul has coached and performed in leadership positions in San Diego and beyond for the past 23 years, He has been a leader in the southern California and national soccer world. Developing top players to go on and play college at top programs around the USA and go on to play professionally.
Paul Holohan holds his USSF National A License and his UEFA A License. With his vision, leadership, and track record for developing players Paul Holohan has set a high standard while overseeing Academies and in his development and placement of players. Paul has pushed clubs to the top of youth soccer in the USA.
GIRLS TECHNICAL DIRECTORMIKE
Mike is joining us after 7 years with Albion SC where he successfully developed back to back USYS National Champions (G06/G07). Mike is a USSF A license coach with over 15 years coaching experience. Mike strives to get the most out of each individual and team through hard work and a commitment to daily improvement. Mike lives in Encinitas where he lives with his wife Jessica, and four children Charlie, Michael, JJ, and Hank.
Girls ECNL Director EMMA
Emma Greenwood joins Sharks coaching staff from San Diego Surf Soccer Club. From Sheffield, England she fell in love with football being an avid Sheffield Wednesday fan. Emma earned her BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Montevallo where she later joined the staff as an assistant coach for the Women’s soccer program.
Prior to being in California, Greenwood was the Technical Director for the Alabama State Association where she oversaw the ASA Youth Academy for 9U-11U, the Elite Player Development Program, ODP (Olympic Development Program), Grassroots Soccer which included delivering Youth Modules to coaches, TOPSoccer (a community-based recreational program specifically designed for participants of all ages with intellectual, emotional, and or physical disabilities), and School Engagement Programs. She also coached at the Homewood Soccer Club and served as the assistant coach at her alma mater, University of Montevallo.
Greenwood has received multiple coaching honors US Youth Soccer Region III Recreational Coach of the Year in 2016 and Alabama Soccer Association Coach of the year 2016.