Proudly Representing Stockton as the 2019 Premier Cup and NPL East Champions
Proudly Representing Stockton as the 2019 Premier Cup and NPL East Champions
Keith Coleman begins his 5th year with San Juan South.
In addition to his work with San Juan South and Elite Soccer Academy, Keith is on the Coaching Staff for the 2016 and 2017 WPSL Northern California Champion California Storm.
Before joining the Storm in 2016, He spent 22 years as the Head Coach at the University of the Pacific. During his time with the Tigers, Coleman guided Pacific to its first Big West Conference Championship and first appearance in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament. He earned Big West Coach of the Year honors for the second consecutive season, after becoming the first coach in Big West soccer history to post an undefeated conference record (7-0-2). With a 2-1 win over Pac 12 Champion California during the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Coleman set a school record with 15 wins during the season.
Coleman was an assistant coach under Bob Russ at Chico State. He helped coach the Wildcats to victories in 30 of 37 games in his two seasons with Chico. He helped guide Chico State to its first regional championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division II playoffs, as the team advanced to the final six in 1992. During his stint as a coach for the Wildcats, Chico State ranked as high as 5th in the nation and No. 1 in the Western Region.
Coleman also spent four years as Head Coach of the Women’s Club Soccer Program at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where his teams captured 3 California State Titles and the 1991 Women’s Independent College National Championship.
The 1998 Pacific Women’s Soccer team was inducted into the Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.
Michelle Coleman returns for her 6th season with San Juan South. She has been instrumental in the growth of the program and is primarily responsible for individual instruction and team development.Coleman recently completed her third season as the St. Mary’s High School Head Coach where her team captured the 2016 TCAL Championship and compiled an overall 18-3-2 record. In addition, to coaching club and High School Michelle is a member of the San Joaquin Delta College coaching staff.Her experience spans both collegiate and high school level programs. As a player, she was a member of the Sonoma State University Soccer Team that won the Division II National Championship in 1990.She then moved on to Cal Poly, where she was a member of the institution’s Independent Club National Championship team and the school’s first sanctioned NCAA team. She was also a member of the Sacramento Storm team that captured the U.S. Women’s Open and USISL National Championships in 1994.Coleman graduated in 1994 from Chico State with a degree in physical education. She holds NSCAA, US Soccer Licenses and a Coerver Youth Diploma.
Carmen Padilla has over ten years of coaching experience including at the youth and collegiate level. Carmen played collegiate soccer at the University of the Pacific earning various accolades including a 4x Big West Recipient, a 3x Big West first team selection, a 3x Big West All-Academic Team selection and an NSCAA All-American Academic Team. She also was a member of the Mexican National Soccer Team from 2000-2008, Carmen attended the U19 World Cup (Canada, 2002), the U19 World Cup CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament (Canada, 2004), the Algarve Cup (Portugal, 2005 & 2006), the Tournament of Nations (China, 2007) , the Women’s Gold Cup-3rd Place (Carson, 2006) , the Pan American Games-4th Place (Brazil, 2007)and the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying (Mexico, 2008). She has a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Health Exercise and Sport Sciences. Carmen hold a United States Soccer Federation B License, NCAA Women Coaches Academy Graduate, and accompanied the Elite Academy Coaching group that traveled to Holland on a Ziemer Coaching tour in 2014.
Jan begins his 4th year with San Juan South. In addition to his work with us, Coach Nordmo has a wide range of playing and coaching experiences. His participation in soccer has spanned over 45 years with both youth and adult accolades including US Open Cup Championship Region VI as an adult. His focus the past 30 years have been in coaching and coaching education. Not only has he maintained the USSF A Coaching License for the past 16 years, he has also achieved the NSCAA Premier Diploma along with two other Youth Diplomas in coaching from the Dutch KNVB. Jan Eric also holds a Masters’ Degree in Recreational and Sports Science with an emphasis in Coaching Education.Coach Nordmo’s experience as a coach also spans a wide range of experiences from youth club, high school, college and on to amateur men’s & women’s programs, as well as, Olympic Development Programs across state and region and semi-professional programs in the NPSL.Jan Eric’s professional background is also soccer related as businesses that he owns including Off the Wall Soccer, Arena Soccer Centers, Inc., Off the Wall Soccer, Chico Sports Arena LLC and is a co-founder of the Premier Arena Soccer League. He has served as a consultant to several amateur and professional soccer clubs and soccer projects. Additionally, he is an instructor for US Indoor’s Certified Arena Operator and member of the Board of Directors, instructor for the State of California Coaching School and served as the Director of Coaching for Los Gatos United Soccer League.
Alejandro Barajas begins his 5th year with San Juan South. Barajas is a Founder of the Elite Skills Academy and is a current member of the Elite Coaching Staff. In 2011 and 2012, Alejandro was an Assistant on the University of the Pacific coaching staff, focusing on individual player development as well as being in charge of training the teams Keepers. Barajas was also a member of the Elite Academy Coaching group that traveled to Holland on a Ziemer Coaching tour in 2014 and holds US Soccer Licenses and a Coerver Youth Diploma.
Prior to joining San Juan South Ashley played collegiately for the University of the Pacific from 2015 to 2019 as a forward and attacking midfielder. Prior to college, she played for the Mustang ECNL in Danville CA and consistently led the team in goals. Ashley represented Cal North ODP for two years and was a Regional Camp both seasons. She was named to the ODP Championships All-Star team and was called up to the National Training Center. In addition, she played for the Oakdale High School Mustangs her senior year and was the California state leader in points (106) and goals (42) in just 27 games. Those marks blasted the former school records at Oakdale High. For her efforts, she was named team MVP as well as the District Player of the Year. She was also named MVP of the SJSA All-Star Game and a Valley-Oak League All-First team selection.
Ashley is currently and Assistant Coach for the Men's Soccer Program at San Joaquin Delta College and is working on her U.S.Soccer Federation Licensing.
Kendall started 72 games for the University of the Pacific during a standout NCAA collegiate career. She was named West Coast Conference All-Freshman team honoree and she was also named to the WCC All-Honorable Mention Team at the conclusion of her senior season. For her excellence in the classroom she was named to the WCC All-Academic Team after 3 consecutive seasons. The midfielder is in the top 20 of all time in Pacific for shots attempted (71), games played (73), and games started (72).
A standout at Canyon High School in both soccer and track, Kendall received All-League Honors four years in a row and was named the MVP in both sports in 2014. She holds the conference record for the 5th fastest Freshman All-Time in the 800m and 2nd All-Time fastest 400M in school history.
Kendall will be working with our players as a skill development trainer and also provide individual training opportunities.
Katie played collegiately at NCAA Div I. Louisiana Tech prior to moving closer to home to complete her career at Sacramento State.
She joined our program last year to specifically to work with our clubs Goal Keepers as a skill development trainer.
Katie is working on her United States Soccer Federation Licensing and would like to continue giving back
Adrienne begins her 3rd year with SJS. Sorenson was named Head Coach at San Joaquin Delta College in 2010 and has aggressively built the program into a state power. The 2015 season was the best season in program history with the Mustangs posting a 15-4-3 record and setting new records for wins in a season (15), consecutive wins (10), unbeaten streak (12 match), and shut outs (15). Sorenson was given the prestigious Northern California Coach of the Year award for 2015. She has led the team to 2 consecutive Elite 8 appearances in 2016 and 2017. Sorenson is a California Community College product of Sierra College in Rocklin where she was team captain and helped led the team to a Big 8 Conference title in 2005. The Sacramento native transferred to Cal State Stanislaus and played for head coach Gabriel Bolton where she was a two year starter and lead the team in points in her senior campaign.