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Rob Gallo

Rob Gallo - Director Of Club Curriculum

I come to the Crown City Soccer Club with over 20 years of coaching experience from U6 through U18 (youth and club), Junior High and High School level, and the Premier Men’s Soccer League in Northern California. As a coach, I have led teams to different events within the United States. As team captain of the San Francisco Seals professional soccer team, I led the team as the goodwill ambassador for two sister city programs between the city of San Francisco and Shanghai, China and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  I played professional soccer for the San Francisco Seals of the A-League (USISL) San Francisco Bay Blackhawks (APSL) and the San Jose Earthquakes (WSL) from 1988 through 2001. I played my college soccer at Santa Clara University, 2-year captain and National Championship of Division I Men’s Soccer in 1989.

 
I graduated from Santa Clara University (BS) and the University of San Francisco (MS) in the science field. I have five years experience teaching science to students at the Junior High and High School level.   Off the field, I was the Commissioner of Soccer for the Olympic Club, San Francisco (2006-09) and served on the Olympic Club Athletic Board (2009). In addition, I served on the Development Board and the Advisory Board for St. Vincent de Paul School, San Francisco (20006-08). Other charitable organizations I am involved with are the Children’s Hospital L.A., and City of Hope, Los Angeles. 
 
Coaching History
 
2009 BU12 AYSO (League Championship AYSO 214)
2008 BU12 CYO (San Francisco), BU10 Vikings Soccer Club (San Francisco)
2002-2008 Olympic Club Men’s Soccer, Head Coach
2004-2007 BU6, BU8, BU10 Vikings Soccer Club (San Francisco)
1990-1992 Leland High School Varsity Head Coach (Almaden, Ca)
1990-1992 BU16 San Jose United Soccer Club (San Jose, Ca)
1989-1990 St. Francis High School, Varsity Asst. Coach
1987-1989 St. Francis High School Junior Varsity Head Coach
 
Playing History
 
2009-Current Burbank Red Machine O30 (LA Metro League)
2001-2009 Olympic Club Men’s Soccer (CPSA, Northern California)
1994-2000 San Francisco Bay Seals (A-League USISL)
1993 San Jose Firebirds (USISL)
1992 San Jose Oaks (Peninsula Soccer League, Northern California)
1989-1992 San Francisco Bay Blackhawks (APSL)
1988 San Jose Earthquakes (WSL)
1986-1989 Santa Clara University (Division I, Team Captain 1988, 1989)
 
Awards and Honors
 
2008 Inducted into St. Francis High School (Mt. View) Sports Hall of Fame, Soccer
2008 C.P.S.A. Premier League Champions, Olympic Club (SF)
2007 SFSFL First Division Champions, Olympic Club (SF)
2005 SFSFL Third Division Champions, Olympic Club (SF)
1992 U.S. Open Cup Champions, San Jose Oaks (SJ)
1989 NCAA National Champions, Santa Clara University
 
Sport Ambassador Program
 
As an athletic director, I oversee many aspects of the program, including student-athlete interviews and virtual orientation meetings, and I also ensure that delegates and their families get the support they need prior to travel. I am responsible for the onsite management and supervision of soccer athletes, coaches, and assistant coaches—as well as making sure all delegates have an amazing experience on the program.