Ken grew up in Caruthers, California and played soccer for two different clubs: Berenice in San Francisco and the Grasshoppers in Palo Alto. He still plays soccer now when he has time.
Ken’s favorite part of coaching is reiterated by what Sir Alex Ferguson said: “young people surprise you.” Ken says it’s a great feeling to be part of when you see a player or a team who has struggled for a while and then all of a sudden they break out.
A coach who inspired Ken is John Wooden, whose UCLA men’s basketball teams won 10 NCAA championships in 12 years. One of the first items on the agenda at the first freshman practice was a tutorial on how to tie their shoes. A great quote from coach Wooden: “be quick, but don’t hurry.”
Ken’s favorite soccer memory is attending the 2019 Women’s World Cup with his family. He has the following CYSA coaching licenses: F, E, E/D.
Ken’s favorite players are the top teams and players in the world. His nickname was Mr. Assister for basketball. Ken enjoys coaching, playing soccer, watching soccer, and getting out to hike and visit national parks.