Long Beach State soccer has developed into a national contender under the direction of 14th-year head coach Mauricio Ingrassia. After the program was reinstated in 1998, the Beach did not have a winning season until Ingrassia took the reins, and since his first year in 2004, LBSU has won either a Big West regular season or tournament title seven times, made six NCAA Tournament appearances and set the school record for wins three times.
Ingrassia, who has led the 49ers to 11 winning campaigns, has compiled an impressive 146-90-33 overall record in his 13 years at the helm, and his six NCAA appearances are the most of any coach in the Big West.
Last season, Ingrassia's charges went unbeaten through their first four games, including a 1-0 win over #11 USC, and then lost only one game on the way to the Big West Tournament. The Beach then dropped CSUN 1-0 in the semifinals before rolling to a 3-0 win over UC Irvine in the championship match, securing the program's second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Six players from the 2016 team were recognized as All-Big West, and the Beach claimed three major honors as Ashley Gonzales was named the Offensive Player of the Year, Mimi Rangel was the Midfielder of the Year, and Chloe Froment was selected as the Freshman of the Year.
Ingrassia guided Long Beach State to its fourth Big West regular season title and fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in eight years in 2015. The Beach also advanced to the conference tournament final for the second-straight season. LBSU opened the campaign on a high note, defeating No. 4 UCLA in front of a record crowd of 2,232 at George Allen Field. Six 49ers earned All-Big West honors and three went on to garner NSCAA All-West Region accolades.
In 2014, LBSU went 8-7-6 overall and 4-2-2 in Big West play to finish third in the regular-season standings. The Beach then upset second-seeded Cal Poly on their home field in the Big West Tournament semifinals by playing to a 0-0 draw before advancing to the championship match on penalty kicks. It was Long Beach State's fourth appearance in the conference finals since 2008. Long Beach State went 8-7-3 in 2013 despite a roster that featured 12 true freshmen, seven of whom earned multiple starts. The Beach picked up big wins at No. 23 Texas Tech and against 11th-ranked BYU. Mimi Rangel was tabbed the Big West Freshman of the Year, while she was also a first-team all-conference selection.
In 2012, Ingrassia reached a milestone as he notched his 100th career victory with a 2-1 win over Michigan. The 49ers also picked up key non-conference wins over Baylor and San Diego to help them earn an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament. It was LBSU's third-straight postseason appearance. Long Beach State closed out the campaign with a 12-8-0 record. Nadia Link garnered All-America and Big West Offensive Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive season. Link and Alex Balcer were also All-West Region selections, while Ingrassia saw seven of his players named to the all-conference team.
The Beach finished with an 18-6-1 overall record in 2011, which was the greatest season in program history. The 49ers claimed their second-straight Big West Tournament title and advanced deep into the NCAA Tournament, reaching the Elite Eight with victories over No. 7 Pepperdine, Miami and San Diego. LBSU also shattered the single-season school record for wins (18), goals (49), assists (52) and points (150). Nadia Link, who tied the individual single-season school record with 16 goals, became the first player in program history to earn NSCAA All-America honors. Link was joined by Shawna Gordon and Alex Balcer on the NSCAA All-West Region Team. In addition, Link and Gordon highlighted six 49ers on the all-conference team as they were tabbed the Big West Offensive Player of the Year and Big West Midfielder of the Year, respectively.
After being picked to finish sixth in the 2010 Big West Preseason Poll, Long Beach State exceeded expectations, claiming the program's first Big West Tournament title to earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Beach tied the school's previous win record, finishing with a 14-6-2 mark, and was second in the Big West regular-season standings at 5-2-1. Lindsay Bullock was named the Big West Midfielder of the Year for the second time in her career, while Bullock, Shawna Gordon and Nadia Link were first-team all-conference selections. Bullock, Gordon and Bo Rael were also named to the NSCAA All-West Region Team.
Ingrassia wasted no time in building the LBSU program as his first recruiting class, which was ranked 15th in the nation, quickly paid dividends, going 12-5-3 in 2005. Hayley Bolt was named the Big West Conference co-Freshman of the Year and joined Kim Silos as a Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American, firsts for the program, as were the national and regional rankings during the season. Even more impressive was the fact that upwards of eight freshmen were starters.
A year older in 2006, the squad broke the school record for victories in a season, going 14-5-1 and winning the franchise's first Big West regular-season title. The Beach also established itself in the top-25, remaining there for a good portion of the season. The defensive unit ranked 19th in the nation in goals against average (0.64). Hayley Bolt was named the league's midfielder of the year, while Kim Silos was the offensive player of the year. Both players earned all-region honors, another first for the program.
In 2007, Long Beach State won its second consecutive Big West title after posting a 5-2-0 mark in conference action. Despite outshooting Cal Poly 21-to-3 in the Big West Tournament semifinals, the 49ers fell by a single goal.
In 2008, LBSU went 14-5-4 and established then school records in goals (44), assists (37), points (125) and shots (326). The record-breaking campaign, which saw the Beach go undefeated in league play at 7-0-1, culminated in the program's third-straight Big West regular season title, its first appearance in the conference tournament finals and its first at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Long Beach State racked up the postseason awards as Ingrassia was recognized as the Big West Coach of the Year, Lindsay Bullock was named the conference's midfielder of the year, and Liz Ramos earned top goalkeeper honors. In addition, the 49ers placed 10 student-athletes on the All-Big West team, with Bullock and Hayley Bolt also being All-West Region selections.
Ingrassia has mentored a handful of 49ers who have been recognized internationally. Nadia Link was invited to the United States' U-23 National Team Camp in the fall of 2011 and the spring of 2012. Shawna Gordon also attended the U-20 National Team Camp in the spring of 2009, while Hayley Bolt was invited to train with the U-20 National Team during the spring of 2005. Jenn Brooks and Mariko Strickland were also invited to the Australian National Team camp in 2007.
In addition, Ingrassia's players have been extremely successful in the classroom as they have boasted one CoSIDA Academic All-American, eight CoSIDA Academic All-District selections and 68 Big West All-Academic picks.
Prior to Long Beach State, Ingrassia won five state titles at Long Beach City College, the most by any coach in California history (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003). The Vikings finished the season ranked in the nation's top-five in five of his final seven years, including a No. 1 ranking in 2002 and 2003. Overall, Ingrassia went 184-24-8 (.870), and ended on a 55-game unbeaten streak which began in October, 2001.
From 2000-03, the Vikings went an astounding 95-3-1 (.965), starting with a 25-2-0 record in 2000, followed by marks of 24-1-0, and 24-0-1. In 2003 they went 22-0-0.
LBCC won five South Coast Conference titles and made the playoffs eight times. The Vikings earned their first playoff berth in school history in 1996.
During Ingrassia's tenure at LBCC, the Vikings had three national players of the year (2000, 2002, 2003), nine All-Americans, 13 all-region selections and numerous all-conference honors. Six players were also named the South Coast Conference Athlete of the Year.
In addition to his players' accolades, Ingrassia was named the NSCAA/Adidas Junior College National Coach of the Year in 2003, and was tabbed the conference's top coach three times (1997, 2000, 2003), as well as California State Coach of the Year five times. Ingrassia holds a USSF National "A" Coaching License.
Ingrassia graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and earned his master's in education at Azusa Pacific in 1998. Ingrassia's playing days included two years at San Diego State (1989-1991) and another with the Titans (1993). Ingrassia is married to Barbara, and has one daughter, Madison.
Michele “Bud” Nagamine was hired in December 2010 as head women’s soccer coach at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Just the second coach in the history of the program, which dates back to 1994, Nagamine has been the driving force in UH’s resurgence with her energy, passion and knowledge of the game.
2016 was Nagamine’s most successful season to date at Hawai‘i. She led UH to a 9-6-2 overall record, boasting the program’s first winning season since 2008 and the most wins since 2007. UH held a nine-match home unbeaten streak when it started the season 7-0-2 at home. The Rainbow Wahine broke the program record for most consecutive games with a goal, scoring in the first 13 games of the season. UH also broke into the NSCAA West Region rankings for the first time in program history, spending six weeks in the poll and peaking at No. 4. Hawai‘i ended its 10-game Big West Conference skid with a 2-0 victory over UC Riverside on Oct. 6, and finished tied for sixth in the Big West standings after being picked to finish last in the nine-team league. Hawai‘i’s 7.0 win improvement from 2015 to 2016 was the fifth best in NCAA Division I. UH shared the Outrigger Soccer Classic Series #1 tournament championship with Oregon before claiming the Outrigger Soccer Classic Series #2 and Outrigger Soccer Classic Series #3 titles outright.
Two Hawai‘i players earned NSCAA all-West Region recognition, as Addie Steiner earned a spot on the first-team while Raisa Strom-Okimoto was selected to the third team. Steiner and Strom-Okimoto were each first-team all-Big West selections while Storm Kenui was voted to the second team, Tia Furuta was selected to the Big West all-freshman team and Monk Berger and T.J. Reyno were all-Big West Honorable Mentions.
The Rainbow Wahine also had one of their best years in the classroom in 2016. Strom-Okimoto became the program’s first CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team selection since Joelle Sugai in 2004, and 11 UH players earned a spot on the Big West Conference all-academic team, a program record and the most of any Big West women’s soccer team in 2016.
Nagamine exceeded preseason expectations in each of her first three seasons at the helm of the Rainbow Wahine, not surprising considering her track record of building winners.
Wins did not come easy in her first season. UH faced a brutally tough preseason schedule—four of its first five opponents eventually advanced to the NCAA Tournament. However, that difficult schedule more than prepared the team for its final season in the Western Athletic Conference as a team that was predicted to finish seventh in the preseason poll was remarkably in championship contention until the final weekend of the regular season. UH ultimately finished third in the final standings and qualified for the WAC tournament for the first time in three years.
The resurgence continued in 2012. UH captured a pair of preseason tournaments and tied a school record with a seven-match unbeaten streak. Nagamine also successfully guided the team during its transition in the ultra-competitive Big West Conference. After being picked last in the preseason poll, the Rainbow Wahine won three matches and claimed sixth in the 10-team league. By season’s end, the team posted its highest win total (8) since 2008.
The 2013 season brought even more success: an end to four straight losing seasons; the team’s first winning road record in 10 years; back-to-back wins over Pac-12 squads; another step up the conference standings; and six all-conference and one all-region nod for her players.
Five UH players were recognized for their efforts following the 2014 campaign, including four who earned a spot on the All-Big West Second Team, and one who was selected to the Big West All-Freshman team.
Prior to UH, Nagamine, 47, had already made her mark on the club, high school and collegiate levels with a reputation as a program builder. She has been named a conference Coach of the Year, won numerous state titles in high school and guided one of the elite club programs in the West region.
Nagamine spent three years as the head women’s soccer coach at Hawai‘i Pacific University, turning a losing program into a conference contender. She inherited a team that won just three games in 2007 and by her second year lifted the team to a 10-8-1 record and a third-place finish in the PacWest Conference. For her efforts, she was named the 2009 PacWest Coach of the Year. In her third season, the Sea Warriors finished with their second straight winning record and were the only team in the nation during the regular season to defeat BYU-Hawai‘i, which was ranked No. 1 in the West region.
While at the helm of the Lady Sea Warriors soccer program, she recruited a conference Goalkeeper of the Year, a conference Newcomer of the Year and six all-conference players. She also oversaw academic improvement as the team increased its GPA to above 3.0.
Prior to joining HPU, Nagamine established herself as one of the most successful coaches in all of Hawai‘i high school athletics. As head coach of the Kamehameha Schools’ girl’s soccer team since 1991, she won five Hawai‘i state championships and six Interscholastic League of Honolulu titles. Nagamine was named ILH Coach of the Year a league-record seven times and was a five-time selection as state Coach of the Year.
Nagamine also received national recognition for her work at Kamehameha. She has been named state Coach of the Year five times and Far West Region Coach of the Year two times by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the governing body of United States soccer coaches. In 2007, she was named the NSCAA National High School Coach of the Year after guiding the Warriors to an undefeated (11-0-2) season and a second consecutive Hawai‘i state championship.
Nagamine has also displayed a golden touch on the club level. As the technical director for Le‘ahi Soccer Club since 2002, she has overseen the direction and operation of Hawai‘i’s largest and most competitive girl’s soccer club. During that span, she helped grow the club from four teams to 26 teams.
Nagamine also boasts extensive business experience. She was the owner of her own marketing group as well as a soccer retail store. From 2001-11, she was the director of sports marketing and sales for Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, where she oversaw the operations of all sports bookings within all Outrigger properties.
The Honolulu native is a 1990 graduate of Santa Clara where she captained the 1990 Bronco team that reached the NCAA semifinals.
Noah Gins grew up in the United States playing at the highest level as a youth player. He represented the USA on many occasions and was an All-American going into College. He played Division I soccer for UNLV & University of New Mexico and quickly went from college soccer into the professional ranks for over 7 years. The San Diego Flash, San Diego’s professional outdoor team from 1998-2003 brought Noah to San Diego and signed him to a professional contract for 4 years allowing him to plant his roots here in San Diego. While playing for the San Diego Flash, Noah Gins took over the Albion Soccer Club of 6 teams and transformed it into a Southern California and National powerhouse of over 120 first class teams and a Premier Nationally recognized club in San Diego, South Bay, Orange County, Las Vegas and South Florida. Albion SC today is recognized around the State, Region, and USA as one of the top youth competitive Clubs having won 10 Regional Championships and been in 11 National Championship games. Including,the development of over 10 US National Team players and several professional players including Ariel Lassiter who is now a member of the MLS LA Galaxy First Team. In 2010, Noah Gins was named the Cal South "Coach of the Year", while the club was honored by the NSCAA as a top club in the US. In 2011, Albion SC was named to the top 30 clubs in the US by Soccer America. In 2013, Albion SC was invited into the US Development Academy recongizing Albion SC as one of the top performing clubs in the US. In 2014, Albion was invited to have an Official Partnership with Arsenal FC in London to develop talent to Arsenal. In 2015, ALBION PROS was launched to develop talent to the professional level and sit atop the the powerful Albion SC youth model providing a professional pathway. In 2016, Albion SC was awarded full US Development Academy Status on the Boys and Girls program.
Noah Gins obtained his National B License in 2001 and is currently in the process of obtaining his National A License and is the Executive Director of Pro Select Soccer, a National youth training program to develop the best players in the country and showcase them Nationally and Internationally as well as manage top talent.
With his vision, leadership, and model/curriculum for developing players Gins has set a high standard while overseeing Albion SC and has pushed the club to the top of youth soccer in the USA and truly the model club.
Mogan Cathey continues a long line of highly successful men's soccer coaches at Whitworth University that began with Einar Thorarinsson (1986-1994), who is now the head coach at Gonzaga University, and continued with Sean Bushey (1996-2012), who now coaches in Minnesota.
Cathey enters his fifth season as men's soccer coach at Whitworth in the fall of 2017 and has led the Pirates to a record of 57-11-10 through his first four seasons. He has guided the Pirates to three consecutive Northwest Conference titles from 2014-16 and made three straight appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Cathey's record against NWC opponents is 42-5-9 over his first three seasons.
He coached Michael Ramos to First Team All-America honors in 2014 and Ramos went on to be selected in the third round of the MLS draft by Toronto FC. Cathey has also coached three straight NWC Men's Defensive Player of the Year winners: Matt Bray (2014), Spencer Wolfe (2015) and Timmy Costa (2016).
Cathey arrived at Whitworth after two seasons as the top assistant coach at California State University Stanislaus, where he helped lead the Warriors to their first-ever conference title and NCAA Division II tournament appearance.
Cathey turned a successful playing career at the collegiate and professional levels into a coaching career. He began his professional coaching stint while in South Africa. He coached the Ambassadors FC (fifth tier) in 2009 and 2010, leading the squad to its best league finish in its eight-year history. He also coached 11 Express (fourth tier) in 2009 and Hanover Park FC (second tier) in 2010 and 2011.
He returned to the United States in 2011, becoming the top assistant at CSU-Stanislaus with responsibility for day-to-day operations that included training, recruiting, fundraising and scouting. The Warriors finished 11-6-2 in 2011 and 12-5-3 in 2012. The 2012 season was the most successful in school history as the Warriors won their first CCAA tournament championship, then went on to defeat Nortre Dame de Namur 3-2 in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs before falling to second-ranked Simon Fraser 2-1 in the second round.
Following a standout four years as the starting goalkeeper at Azusa Pacific University, Cathey went on to play for the Cascade Surge (Salem, Oregon) of the Premier Development League in 2006. He turned that success into an invitation to play professionally in South Africa. He spent three seasons (2007-09) with Ajax Cape Town and one year with Ikapa Sporting. While with Ajax, he was the starter on a team that achieved a runner-up finish in Absa Premiership (the top tier in S.A. soccer), the best league finish in Ajax history.
At APU, Cathey was an honorable mention All-American in 2005 and the Cougars reached the NAIA national championship that season. He ranks among the top-ten in Cougar history in career shutouts and goals-against average. And it was while he was still in college that Cathey was first bitten by the coaching bug. He coached at Glendora (Calif.) High School from 2004-2006, leading the varsity girls in 2005 and the varsity boys in 2006.
He is married to Cari Cathey and they have three children: Bauer (5), Lucca (3), and Mallie (1).
Louise Lieberman, USD women's soccer head coach, is pleased to announce the addition of Edgar Anzaldo to her staff as an assistant coach. Anzaldo comes to San Diego from Spokane, Washington, where he was an assistant women's soccer coach at Gonzaga University since January of 2016. Prior to Gonzaga he spent three seasons at San Diego State University as an assistant coach under Mike Friesen.
"We are so excited to have Edgar joining our staff," said Louise Lieberman, USD head coach. "First and foremost, he is an incredible person. He is passionate about teaching and continuing to build a winning tradition here at USD. He also brings an enormous amount of professionalism, strength in recruiting and soccer knowledge. I'm thrilled and look forward to working with him."
In his first season at San Diego State in 2013, the Aztecs won the Mountain West regular-season and tournament titles and made their second straight NCAA appearance. SDSU won its third straight conference regular-season and tournament titles in 2014. The Aztecs won 15 games in 2015 but were upset in the conference championship game after taking the regular-season crown for the fourth consecutive year.
While at San Diego State, Anzaldo and the Aztecs won 43 games and made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Anzaldo was instrumental in SDSU collecting several individual conferences, regional, and national accolades.
During his tenure at SDSU, Anzaldo also coached with the San Diego Surf Soccer Club in nearby Del Mar. At San Diego Surf and the youth level, Anzaldo worked with players selected to national teams, and ODP regional and state teams. He most recently was a staff coach with Region IV ODP. Prior to his stint in North County, Anzaldo was an assistant coach for two seasons at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where he helped the team to the 2011 Great American Conference regular-season and tournament titles.
Anzaldo, who has his USSF "A" license, was also the head coach at the Norman (Okla.) Youth Soccer Association and an instructor at Nike Soccer Camps in Boston, Mass., following a year-long assistant coach stint at Fullerton (Calif.) College.
Anzaldo played his college soccer at Fullerton College and St. Gregory's in Shawnee, Okla. While at Fullerton, the two-year team captain was a two-time all-conference performer, 2001 defensive MVP and 2002 team MVP. Then at St. Gregory's, Anzaldo was named team captain and went on to earn 2003 and 2004 team MVP accolades and 2003-04 Cavalier Male Athlete of the Year honors.
Following his playing career, Anzaldo earned his master’s Degree in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from Oklahoma in 2010. He received his bachelor’s Degree in Health and Exercise Science from St. Gregory's in 2005.
Gareth Tomlinson - UC San Diego
Gareth is entering his first season as UCSD assistant following successful spells at Azusa Pacific and Point Loma where he helped lead both programs to their first NCAA tournament appearance. Originally from Manchester, UK. Gareth moved to the US to play college soccer in West Virginia where he was received All-American honors and then Azusa Pacific where he was part of the 2006/2007 National Championship side.
Coach Noble was named Notre Dame De Namur University Director of Soccer prior to the 2009 season. In his coaching career, Coach Noble has had the opportunity to develop players at the collegiate, high school and club levels over the past 28 years.
Since arriving at NDNU, the men's team has amassed a 97-56-12 overall record in nine seasons. Coach Noble’s teams have earned 90 Academic All-Pac West selections, 49 All Pac-West selections, 28 NSCAA/D2CCA All-West Region selections, and 8 NSCAA/D2CCA All-American selections. In 2010 the men’s soccer program led the country in goals against average at .47 and eclipsed the programs all-time winning percentage. In 2012 the NDNU men’s soccer program returned to the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament for the second time in school history.
Prior to arriving at NDNU, Noble served as the head men’s coach for two years at Millikin University in Decatur, IL and led the Big Blue to a 10-8-2 record in 2008. Before Millikin, Noble held the position of head coach for the U-17 boys and girls Neusport FC teams in Las Vegas. His teams found success at the state, regional, and national level. While earning his master’s degree at California’s University of Redlands, Noble served as the assistant men’s soccer coach from 2004-06. During his two years at Redlands, the teams went 32-6-5 with Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championships and NCAA Division III playoff appearances in 2004 and 2005. The 2005 team also held SCIAC opponents scoreless in league play.
Coach Noble’s coaching career began by way of Salt lake City, Utah. Noble had the great fortune to coach at the club, high school and semi-pro level while residing in Utah. Noble held coaching positions with Jordan high School, Northern United, Sparta United, and the Utah Salt Ratz. His tenure in Utah was able to garner league, tournament, state, and regional titles along with a National Championship in 2001. He credits much of his success to all of the great coaches, families, management, and players he encountered while in the Salt Lake City.
Noble has stayed active in youth soccer since arriving at NDNU working various youth and college ID camps throughout the country. He currently serves on the Region IV (Far West) staff in the Olympic Development Program. In 2011, Noble co-coached the Palo Alto Soccer Club 93 boys to the Nor Cal State Championship, CYSA State Championship, US Youth Soccer Region IV Championship and at the US Youth National Championships.
Noble earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Northern State University in 1996. He completed his master's in higher education from University of Redlands in 2006. Noble also holds coaching licenses with US Soccer and the NSCAA.
When away from soccer, Noble enjoys playing a variety of sports, is an avid sports fan and enjoys hanging out with family and friends. Noble and his wife Shannon reside in Millbrae, California with their son Brayden.
- Born (12-25- 1967) and raised in Barcelona, Spain.
- Currently living (Permanent resident) in Belmont, California.
- Married and two daughters.
- Full time Soccer professional
Played for several Club teams through youth (7-18) in Barcelona until College, when
I had to stop playing at high level due to pelvis injury.
Gryphons Soccer Club Coach
SMC Star Boys Academy Director and Coach U14 Boys
De Anza Force 98G ECNL (ECNL National Champions)
De Anza Force 01G, 02G, 03G, 04G ECNL and Pre-ECNL teams
San Jose Earthquakes U19, U17, U15 and U14 teams
Director of Coaching for Gryphons Soccer Club, based in San Mateo, CA.
ECNL Technical Director De Anza Force Soccer Club
Girls DA (Development Academy) Director, San Jose Earthquakes
Region 2 League U8-U10 and Play Date Coordinator
NorCal Premier Soccer League Manager for U11-U13 Boys and Girls
NorCal Premier PDP (Player Development Program):
NorCal Premier Soccer PDP (Player Development Program) Regional and State Pool
Coaching Staff positions
USSF NorCal Training Center Coaching Staff (Girls)
USSC NorCal Training Center Liaison (Girls)
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
USSF D License