Coach Spotlight – Coach Kareem

Coach Kareem, come on down! You’re the next Coach in the spotlight. Meet Coach Kareem, one of our B03 coaches. Go SGV Surf!

• Soccer Playing Experience: Club Soccer; State and National Champions, ODP Select, Damien H.S. Varsity, CSU Northridge, Div. 1

• Position Played: Midfielder

• Playing Highlights: CSU Northridge vs. UCLA, Fullerton, and USF games. 

• Coaching Experience: 4 years

• Most Memorable Moment on a Soccer Field: Many, I love the game.

• Most Embarrassing Soccer Moment: Missing a PK during a qualifying match. We did not advance.

• Game Day Superstition or Ritual: Tape around the ankles before every match.

• Favorite Soccer Team: France

• Favorite Soccer Player: Zinedine Zadine

• Favorite Non-Soccer Team: Raiders

• Favorite Athlete: Pele and Muhammed Ali

• Favorite Movie: Goodwill Hunting

• Favorite Actor or Actress: Denzel Washington

• Favorite Musical Group or Singer: Roots

• Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones

• Favorite Meal: Gumbo

• Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Rocky Road

• Hobbies: Playing chess and working out.

• Dream Vacation Destination: Fiji

• Four Famous People You Would Invite to Dinner: Ped Guardiola, Jay Z, Kobe Bryant, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

• How Many Friends Do You Have on Facebook? None

• Where Was Your Last Selfie Taken? Never

• Best Advice for Players: You must have patience. When you are patient, you don’t take shortcuts.