Administrative Staff

Our Administrative staff is committed to providing information and resources that enable the Club to run smoothly. Our goal
Is to ensure that player fees are affordable, scholarships are available as needed, and that fields are of the highest quality. Our staff strives to make the process of joining our club efficient, easy to understand, and fun.

Nicole Bates
RECREATION ADMINISTRATOR
15+ Years of Administrative Experience
Marquette University, BA in Communication & Rhetorical Studies
Has served at Santa Barbara SC since 2009 in various roles including Team Manager, Club Registrar Assistant, Special Events & Fundraising Coordinator, US Soccer Development Academy Administrator. Nicole’s son participated with Santa Barbara SC for 9 seasons from 2009-2018.
Also, currently working in the position of Recreation Administrator, responsible for all aspects of 500+ players participants, and all administrative oversight for players academy, developmental clinics and leagues. Including all operational facets of league for registration, scheduling, staffing, volunteers, referees, marketing and gear.
Finally, has served with and assisted club registrar related to the club side with administrative duties related to player cards, player transfers, player loans and accounts receivables. Formerly, over a 20 year period owned Steve’s Patio Café’, Property Damage, and Bodily Injury insurance claims adjustor as well as supervisor for Mercury Insurance Group.
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Johnny Whallon
ACADEMY ADMINISTRATOR
13+ Years Coaching & Administrative Experience
Education: Wheaton College (Ill), BA in Communication
Administrative Qualifications: Has served at Westmont College in athletic department as assistant soccer coach for last 7 years.
Currently works as the Assistant Director of Summer Camps (2019- present), an administrative role helping managing 700+ camper registrations, a staff of 30 + positions, and the financial bookkeeping. In charge of all marketing concepts and platforms.
Formerly, worked as Operations Coordinator for Westmont College Summer Conference Services (2014-2018), overseeing a 10+ person student staff host groups on campus for the duration of summer months. In charge of all hiring and personal related decisions. Conference Services generates over a million dollars in revenue each summer.
Finally, has served since 2016 as the club administrative for the teams in the USSDA (now dissolved), managing the registration process for all teams in stack sports, coordinating scheduling with US Soccer (and facilities), and scholarship process.
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