Technical Directors

Greg Wilson
DIRECTOR OF COACHING
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Originally from Downingtown, Pennsylvania Greg is a well renowned coach, executive, and respected leader in US soccer. With 28+ Years Coaching Experience, impeccable qualifications, and a vast professional resume - led by Greg, SBSC has the strongest leadership team in Southern California. 
Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, BS
Philadelphia University, MBA 
Coaching Qualifications USSF A Senior & Youth Licenses
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
USYSA National Youth License
Current UCSB Associate Head Men’s Coach
Division I Head Coach, Philadelphia University
Division I Assistant Coach, University of Pennsylvania
US Soccer Academy Director
Executive Director, Eastern PA Youth Soccer Association
NSCAA Master Coach & Soccer Leadership Diploma
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
USISL ‘Pro’ Philadelphia Freedom
Division I Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science
NSCAA National High School All-American
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David Elias
GOALKEEPING DIRECTOR
Originally from Huntington Beach, CA, David has been in the soccer world for 10 plus years with extensive coaching and playing experience. His primary focus will be on implementation of the club wide goalkeeping curriculum and developing the complete goalkeeper in line with our club wide style of play.
California State University, Fullerton (BA)
Concordia University, Irvine (Masters)
USSF National C License
Previous Slammers FC Goalkeeping Director
Previous Legends FC Goalkeeper Director
USSDA Assistant Coach
Current UCSB Men's Assistant Coach
Current UCSB Women's Assistant Coach
California State University, Fullerton (Division 1)
Thunderbay (PDL)
FC Golden State (PDL)
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Christy Gates-Bowes
MLS ACADEMY DIRECTOR
Originally from Brighton, England, Christy has been in the soccer world for 12 plus years with an extensive coaching background.
Christy will be instrumental in leading the new MLS EYDP along with his newly appointed staff; overseeing the implementation of our player development philosophy, oversight of identification and player selection as well as our comprehensive training plans and academy curriculum.
USSF A License
UEFA B License
USSDA Head Coach Experience
Previous Massachusetts YSA Technical Staff
Previous Santa Barbara City College Assistant Coach
Current UCSB Assistant Men’s Coach
12+ Years Coaching Experience
College Player: Brighton, Hove & Sussex College
Current: Boys 2008 & 2007 MLS & 2007 White
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Willie Sims
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Zone 2 (Girls U9 to U14)
Originally from Guatemala City, Guatemala Willie has been in the soccer world for 12 plus years with an extensive coaching, national team, professional and college playing background.
Willie will be instrumental in continuing to lead the charge and institution of club culture and competitive training environments within Zone 2. He will continue to focus on overseeing the implementation of our player development philosophy and comprehensive training plans in line with our club wide curriculum.
USSF C ‘Provisional’ License
NSCAA Futsal Diploma
Current Santa Barbara HS Coaching Staff
College Player: California State University of Northridge
2x NSCAA Division I College National All-American
National Team: Guatemala Professional Player: New England Revolution (MLS)
Current: Girls 2009 & 2008 Elite
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Nick Webster
DEVELOPMENTAL DIRECTOR (Zone 1)
Leadership & Performance Specialist
Originally from North London, England, Nick has been in the soccer world for 35 plus years with an extensive coaching background. We believe that the development of Zone 1 players is critically important as players take the first steps in their development pathway towards reaching their full potential.
Nick will be instrumental in managing and progressing our environment for players, parents and coaches within our local community in what we define as our most critical zone.
USSF A License
NSCAA Master Coach & Soccer Leadership Diploma
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
Las Vegas Lights (USL-Championship) Staff Coach
Current UCSB Women’s Assistant Coach
California State University, Dominguez Hills, BS
Concordia University, Masters in Leadership
Vice President of Adult Soccer for Cal South
Current: Boys 2008 & 2007 MLS Assistant Coach
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Matt Winecki
DEVELOPMENTAL DIRECTOR
Zone 2 (Boys U9 to U14)
Originally from Hollywood, CA, Matt has been in the soccer world for 25 plus years with an extensive coaching and professional playing background. Matt will be instrumental in continuing to lead the charge and institution of club culture and competitive training environments within Zone 2.
He will continue to focus on overseeing the implementation of our player development philosophy and comprehensive training plans in line with our club wide curriculum.
USSF C License
USSDA Staff Experience
Previous Westmont College Staff
Previous Santa Barbara City College Staff
25+ Years Coaching Experience
Professional Player: France, Costa Rica, Cardiff & Czech Republic
Current: Boys 2012, 2010 & 2009 Elite
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Rudy Ybarra
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Originally from Santa Barbara, California Rudy is a well known throughout the community and Southern California. With 36+ Years of Coaching Experience, development of National Championship teams, and a vast professional resume. Rudy plays a key role in the creation and implementation of the club’s Technical Development Plan that outlines the club’s commitment to the development of all of our players.
Santa Barbara City College
USSF National B License
Current Westmont College Men’s Assistant Coach
Current Assistant Head Coach at Las Vegas Lights (USL Championship)
USSDA Technical Director
Ventura Fusion Head Coach (USL League 2)
Santa Barbara High School Head Men’s Coach
US Youth Soccer National Championship Coach
Founder & President, Santa Barbara Soccer Entertainment
Santa Barbara School District Staff
NASL Los Angeles Aztec, Tulsa Roughnecks & Memphis Rogues (Pro- NASL)
USA Olympic Team
California High School Player of the Year
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