south tahoe futbol club

Coach Resources

See the Coach Resources page for all forms and coach-related info.

Director of Coaching

Nick Arbelaez

Nick was born and raised in Las Vegas, where he started playing soccer at the age of four.  He's coached high school, collegiate and club-level soccer since 2003, and is the current men's head coach at Lake Tahoe Community College.  He also played college soccer at Neosho County Community College and at San Francisco State University.  Nick holds a USSF "C" License.  

Read Nick's full bio....

Technical Director

Brandon Garinger
Brandon joins the STFC soccer staff, and is also assistant coach at Lake Tahoe Community College.  He was previously an assistant for the South Tahoe High School girls' varsity team, helping the Vikings to consecutive Nevada Division I-A state championships. Prior to arriving in South Lake Tahoe, Brandon worked as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Pace University (NY), NCAA Division III SUNY Purchase College (NY), and was a head coach for club and high school teams in Hawaii, California and New York. Brandon also helped train the men's and women's youth national teams for St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and The Grenadines (Caribbean), both FIFA CONCACAF members, and holds a USSF "C" License.

As an athlete, Brandon played soccer collegiately at NCAA Division I Stanford University, participating in the NCAA National Championship in 1998. As a youth, he was a member of the Connecticut ODP and Region I ODP teams. He earned a B.A. in Anthropology from Stanford in 2000.

Goalkeeper Coach

Al Frangione

Bio coming soon.


USSF "C" License

Nick Arbelaez

See bio above.

Christian DeLeon

Chris is the head coach of the Sierra Nevada College women’s team. A former two-time Nevada State High School Coach of the Year, Chris led his first-year collegiate program to a No. 9 ranking in Northern California and a postseason berth. As a former head coach at South Tahoe High School, he won a boys state title and two girls state titles during his tenure. He holds a USSF “C” License and was a part of an NCAA Division III National Championship team while at Northland College (Wisconsin).

Brandon Garinger

See bio above.

USSF "D" License

Anthony Blackman

Born in Barbados, Anthony has always played soccer.  With his dad being a soccer player, you could say it’s in the genes.  After given the opportunity to coach 32 years ago, he simply found his calling.  As the head coach of the Breakers, Anthony has taken one good girls team to great success in GBYSL and now he coaches three very successful girl’s teams.  Anthony has a State D coaching license, and Goal Keeper 1 & 2 certifications. 

Paul Gonzalez

James Nealis

Mark Salmon

In addition to coaching the Hawks and Outlaws, Mark is the girl's head coach at South Lake Tahoe High School, the 2015 runner-up in the Nevada Div. I-A final.  He was previously the STHS assistant coach, winning the NV Div. I-A state title in 2014.

USSF "E" License​​

Francisco Avina

Kenny Brown

Michael De Loia

John Hitchcock

Brian Hogan

Ted King

Tim Mackay

Victor Mariscal

Sarah Muskopf

David Nisenfeld

Kim Pevenage

Steve Pevenage

Joaquin Solis

Isaiah Tannaci

Eder Vazquez

USSF "F" License​​

Aaron Moore

Other Coaches

Alan Barichievich

Mindi Befu

Tito Bonilla

​Maggie Carter

​Christopher Castillo

​Joshua Davis​

​Jason Fairman

Courtney Goodballet

Nicholas Haven

Ed McClain

Juan Manuel Moncibaiz

Darcy Nealis

Jason Schoonover