We are proud to announce the promotion of four staff coaches to the new Age Group Director positions! Our U11-U14 teams will be directed by John Nakanishi (Girls) and Johnny Molina (Boys). Our U15-U18 teams will be directed by Amelia Salazar (Girls) and Tarek Alameddine (Boys). Club Director Shane Carney will serve as the U9-U10 Boys and Girls Director.
John Nakanishi – U11-U14 Girls Director
John enters his fourth year with Eclipse and 15th year of coaching. In addition to Eclipse, John has also coached at PHMSA, Walnut Creek Soccer Club, Heritage Soccer Club, and College Park High School. He currently also coaches the Hayward High School varsity girls who he lead to their first league title in 34 years. John holds multiple high-level coaching diplomas, including the United Soccer Coaches National Diploma, AYSO National Certificate, and goalkeeping coaching diplomas from United Soccer Coaches and CYSA. He has four years previous experience as a coach instructor/administrator.
Johnny Molina – U11-U14 Boys Director
Johnny enters his fourth year with Eclipse and 29th year of coaching. Prior to Eclipse, Johnny coached at MDSA, DVSC, DFC, and Heritage Soccer Club. He also coached the varsity girls at Clayton Valley High School where he lead them to a BVAL title. He played at the Private University of Nicaragua. Johnny’s coaching diplomas include several from United Soccer Coaches and four from Fiorentina.
Amelia Salazar – U15-U18 Girls Director
Amelia enters her fifth year with Eclipse after beginning her coaching career at Saint Mary’s College soccer camps as a student athlete. After being one of the top recruits in the state of Oregon during a distinguished youth career, she moved on to play at Saint Mary’s College. She has also coached in the Special Olympics Unified Sports program. She holds a United Soccer Coaches 11v11 diploma.
Tarek Alameddine – U15-U18 Boys Director
Tarek is our longest-tenured head coach, as he enters his seventh season with Eclipse. In addition to Eclipse, he has also served as an assistant coach with the boys soccer program at Acalanes High School. As a player, Tarek earned DFAL Offensive MVP honors with Acalanes and later played at the University of Santa Cruz. In addition to coaching, Tarek works as a certified fitness trainer and brings this experience and knowledge to Eclipse. He is currently obtaining his National Diploma from United Soccer Coaches.