Coach Spotlight – Coach Art

And the winner is…meet SGV Surf Coach Art. Art is a G08-09 and GK Coach. He also helps with the “Lil Surfers” program. Go SGV Surf!

Soccer Playing Experience (High School, College, Other): AYSO Region 98 / Local Rec Leagues / Temple City High School / Opportunities to Represent Rio Hondo College and Citrus College Soccer Teams

Position Played: Goalkeeper / Right Back / Left Back / Center Defensive Midfielder

Playing Highlights (Honors, Awards, Accomplishments): League Champs / Conference Champs in AYSO and Rec Leagues

Coaching Experience: 10 years + / AYSO Region 2 and 98 / Temple City High School JV and Varsity Head Coach and Assistant Coach / Mayfield Senior School Goalkeeper Coach & Assistant Coach / 9 Years of Club Soccer / Assistant Goalkeeper Coach for Pasadena City College Mens Soccer / LA Galaxy Coach for Youth Development and LA Galaxy Goalkeeper Trainer

• Most Memorable Moment on a Soccer Field: Everytime I score off a long punt while playing Goalkeeper.

• Most Embarrassing Soccer Moment: Breaking my foot in the middle of a match.

• Game Day Superstition or Ritual: I do everything left to right. Tie my left shoe first, put on my left glove etc.

• Favorite Soccer Team: LA Galaxy and USMNT

• Favorite Soccer Player: Landon Donovan

• Favorite Non-Soccer Team: Dodgers

• Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant

• Favorite Movie: 3 Amigos

• Favorite Actor or Actress: John Cusack or Robert Downey Jr.

• Favorite Musical Group or Singer: The Beatles

• Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory

• Favorite Meal: Penne Pasta with Chicken, Asparagus & Mushrooms

• Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies and cream

• Hobbies: Soccer Jersey Collector

• Dream Vacation Destination: Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England or Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain

• Four Famous People You Would Invite to Dinner: Al Pacino, Jim Carrey, Sir Alex Ferguson, Brian Clough

• How Many Friends Do You Have on Facebook? 255 Friends, 1 Pending

• Where Was Your Last Selfie Taken? Disneyland at Christmas time in front of the big Christmas tree.

• Best Advice for Players: Always ask questions and don’t be afraid to make mistakes – we learn from both of them.