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Coaching Staff

Paul McCallion - Director of Coaching / Technical Director

Paul McCallion

Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, McCallion brings a wealth of experience to SACYSL. He has enjoyed success at every level and is very well known and respected in the Bay Area soccer circles. McCallion holds the title of Associate Head Coach at NDNU and helped lead the Argos to their first PacWest title in 2006. His duties include coordinating preseason workouts, fitness and tactics and serves as the recruiting coordinator for official and unofficial visits.

McCallion also held the position of Head Coach of the Varsity Girls Soccer team at Castro Valley HS and led the school to eight Conference Championships in ten seasons. He coached the Trojans to their fist NCS Championship last season and finished the year ranked 3 rd in the nation by ESPN while being named Coach of the Year. Over the past ten seasons, McCallion has compiled an overall record of 234-29-8 at Castro Valley HS.

McCallion is also the Director of Coaching for the Southern Alameda Country Youth Soccer League and founded the California North Stars. The North Stars were the 2010 State Cup Champions and Regional Champions while placing 3 rd at the National Championships.

Additionally, McCallion coached at the Olympic Development program for six years and was the Head Coach of the Bay Area Ambassadors semi-professional team this past season. With the Ambassadors, McCallion led the team to their first playoff appearance.

McCallion has 13 years of experience coaching at the collegiate level, including eight seasons at Chabot College as the Co-Head Coach. He was named Coach of the Year in 2002-03 by the California Youth Soccer Association while receiving the same honor at Castro Valley HS in 2003-04 and 2009-10. He has coached several All-Americans and professional athletes, including several current WPL players.


Boris Huaman - California Northstars Head Coach / U19 boys

Boris Huaman

Boris Huaman is a San Francisco Bay Area native, who began playing soccer at the age of 5 and continued through College.  Boris is a well known figure in the community of San Leandro and San Lorenzo and has tremendous passion for the game of soccer and assisting with the continued growth of his hometown soccer club SACYSL.



Huaman brings over 19 years collective coaching experience to SACYSL.  Highlights of years experience include, running SACYSL’s “Pee-Wee” program for youth soccer players ages 4-5 as well as coaching at both Assistant and Head Coach levels from U-10-U19 age groups.


Additionally, Huaman served as a SACYSL Board of Director for over 15 years, and held several different seats, including the chair of President.  Huaman still assists SACYSL’s Board of Directors in his free time, attends all board meetings and is the Clubs Financial Advisor.  Huaman currently holds an E&D coaching license and a grade 8 Referee License.




Rodney Johnson - California Northstars Head Coach / U17 Girls

Rodney Johnson has a progressive 6+ year coaching career with Southern Alameda County Youth Soccer League.  Rodney is passionate about his community and has a strong drive to see it thrive.  Johnson volunteers his time coaching youth soccer players for SACYSL helping with the development of both their technical skill on the ball as well as building their confidence and mental thinking while on the field.  Johnson began his coaching interest with Southern Alameda County Youth Soccer League’s Recreational program and moved into the competitive side of the house totaling now 4 years.  Johnson currently holds both an E&F License as well as a Grade 8 Referee license.  


In addition to Coaching, Rodney has held a Board Member seat with SACYSL for the past 2 years and is now holding the position of President for the Club during the upcoming 2013-2014 season.



Elio Coral - California Northstars Head Coach / U16 & 17 boys

Elio Coral was born in Mexico and began playing soccer at the age of 4.  He played soccer for High School, College and today as an adult enjoys playing a game or two of indoor soccer!  Elio has been a competitive soccer coach with SACYSL totaling ten years.  He began his career by taking a win with his U12 girls team, placing 1st in league / 2005, a U16 girls team in 2008, a U9 boys team both spring and fall 2011 and U10 boys team both spring and fall 2012.  Elio has a passion for the game and supports SACYSL's efforts in providing the enjoyment of playing soccer for youth in his community.  Elio has recently joined the Board of Directors with SACYSL and holds a seat as the Girls Coaching Coordinator.  




Dave Heuer - California Northstars Head Coach / U13 Girls


Dave Heuer has been coaching in SACYSL for over six years. He has coached both boys and girls teams, winning countless tournaments and titles. Dave was the assistant coach at Castro Valley High School where he helped lead the team to three conference Championships. He was also an assistant coach on the U18 California Northstars girls team who were the 2013 Cal North State Champions.

Marco Rodriguez - California Northstars Head Coach / U15 Girls

Marco Rodriguez was born in Mexico and played soccer all throughout his childhood including his early adult years.  After moving to the U.S. Marco began coaching youth soccer players for Union City Soccer Club and later moved to further his coaching career at Southern Alameda County Youth Soccer League in 2009.    While being an experienced coach at all levels, Marco was asked to help develop the U10 Girls Goal Keeper, who is one of the best in her age group competitively. 

In 2012 Rodriguez accepted the Head Coaching responsibility for the U14 Girls & U9 Girls California Northstars – achieving 1st place for both teams in their age group divisions in 2012.