Top Professional Coaching Staff

Top Professional Coaching Staff

Dave Fromer

Dave Fromer was a co-captain of a San Francisco U-19 boy’s team, Hakoah 1961, that was the first youth team from the Western United States, and only youth team ever from San Francisco, to win a national championship. Dave was also selected to the S.F. Prep Athletic Hall of Fame. As a collegiate All-American, Dave was a member of two State Cup Championship Teams and three National Championship Teams. He co-founded the Mill Valley Soccer Club and the Mill Valley Girls’ League, and helped start the Marin Women’s Soccer League.

Dave has been a central figure in the popularization of soccer among the youth of Marin over the past thirty-five years. He has coached over 60,000 youth at all age groups and levels. He has facilitated and mentored many thousands of young players through his Marin, SF and Tahoe Soccer Camps as well as his Winter Indoor Soccer League and Pee Wee Soccer & K-1 classes.

Dave Fromer

Dave Fromer was a co-captain of a San Francisco U-19 boy’s team, Hakoah 1961, that was the first youth team from the Western United States, and only youth team ever from San Francisco, to win a national championship. Dave was also selected to the S.F. Prep Athletic Hall of Fame. As a collegiate All-American, Dave was a member of two State Cup Championship Teams and three National Championship Teams. He co-founded the Mill Valley Soccer Club and the Mill Valley Girls’ League, and helped start the Marin Woman’s Soccer League.

Dave has been a central figure in the popularization of soccer among the youth of Marin over the past thirty-five years. He has coached over 60,000 youth at all age groups and levels. He has facilitated and mentored many thousands of young players through his Marin, SF and Tahoe Soccer Camps as well as his Winter Indoor Soccer League and Pee Wee Soccer & K-1 classes.


Roberto Magellan

Coach Roberto grew up in Brazil playing soccer for Club Flamengo. He came to the U.S. on an athletic scholarship at University of San Francisco, where he became one of the top all time goal scorers in the University’s history. Besides playing in the Major League in San Francisco, he defended for the U.S. Futsal National team at the Australia World Cup, and he has coached U.S. National Soccer Team youth players. Roberto has been a well loved and brilliant coach and director at several private soccer organizations. He brings an amazing mix of soccer background, dazzling ball tricks, and comic genius to our programs.

He joined Dave Fromer Soccer in 1986 and we have been thrilled to have him as a camp director as well as part of our indoor soccer league staff all of these years.

Roberto Magellan

Coach Roberto grew up in Brazil playing soccer for Club Flamengo. He came to the U.S. on an athletic scholarship at University of San Francisco, where he became one of the top all time goal scorers in the University’s history. Besides playing in the Major League in San Francisco, he defended for the U.S. Futsal National team at the Australia World Cup, and he has coached U.S. National Soccer Team youth players. Roberto has been a well loved and brilliant coach and director at several private soccer organizations. He brings an amazing mix of soccer background, dazzling ball tricks, and comic genius to our programs.

He joined Dave Fromer Soccer in 1986 and we have been thrilled to have him as a camp director as well as part of our indoor soccer league staff all of these years.


Lewis Usher

Lewis grew up playing and excelling in soccer and other sports in his native country of Belize. He has made a career out of teaching, training, and coaching sports – particularly soccer – for more than 20 years. Lewis has taught after school soccer classes, trained individuals and soccer teams, coached and directed Dave Fromer Soccer camps, and ran his own independent soccer camps as well.

Although his athletic skills and experience are extremely impressive, what makes Lewis stand out is his charisma and the way he engages with and inspires each and every player no matter their age or skill level. He is a passionate and well-loved sports instructor and coach who has inspired thousands of Marin children over the course of his career. He masterfully combines fun with excellent instruction. This will be his 21st year on staff with Dave Fromer Soccer.

Lewis Usher

Lewis grew up playing and excelling in soccer and other sports in his native country of Belize. He has made a career out of teaching, training, and coaching sports – particularly soccer – for more than 20 years. Lewis has taught after school soccer classes, trained individuals and soccer teams, coached and directed Dave Fromer Soccer camps, and ran his own independent soccer camps as well.

Although his athletic skills and experience are extremely impressive, what makes Lewis stand out is his charisma and the way he engages with and inspires each and every player no matter their age or skill level. He is a passionate and well-loved sports instructor and coach who has inspired thousands of Marin children over the course of his career. He masterfully combines fun with excellent instruction. This will be his 21st year on staff with Dave Fromer Soccer.


Marco Campos

Marco is one of our camp directors, and is another long-term and well-loved coach with Dave Fromer Soccer, who has been very active in the Bay Area soccer scene over the course of his coaching career. This year marks his 10th season with Dave Fromer Soccer. He he has been a youth coach with Mill Valley Soccer Club for several years, has his Coerver Youth Diploma certification, and is a speed and agility specialist. Marco founded and coached the Haskell University Men’s Soccer Program, and co-founded the Las Positas College Women’s Soccer Program.

He combines excellent skills training with empathy and enthusiasm to accomplish great results, and is dynamic and gifted at making each child feel special.

Marco Campos

Marco is one of our camp directors, and is another long-term and well-loved coach with Dave Fromer Soccer, who has been very active in the Bay Area soccer scene over the course of his coaching career. This year marks his 10th season with Dave Fromer Soccer. He he has been a youth coach with Mill Valley Soccer Club for several years, has his Coerver Youth Diploma certification, and is a speed and agility specialist. Marco founded and coached the Haskell University Men’s Soccer Program, and co-founded the Las Positas College Women’s Soccer Program.

He combines excellent skills training with empathy and enthusiasm to accomplish great results, and is dynamic and gifted at making each child feel special.


Samuka

Samuka is from Salvador Bahia, Brazil, where he began playing soccer with the Bahia Juniors from the age of 10-15. He is a charismatic and highly skilled coach, with a passion for the game that shines through in his coaching style. He has been a valuable part of the Dave Fromer Soccer staff since 2004 when he started coaching summer camp and refereeing our Winter Indoor Soccer League. His education is in Physical Education and in addition to coaching soccer, Samuka teaches Capoeira, and has also taught swimming for years.

He moved to to the US in 2000. He is looking forward to returning to his homeland this summer to watch the World Cup and then will be sharing stories as well as the new moves he sees with our Dave Fromer Soccer campers.

Samuka

Samuka is from Salvador Bahia, Brazil, where he began playing soccer with the Bahia Juniors from the age of 10-15. He is a charismatic and highly skilled coach, with a passion for the game that shines through in his coaching style. He has been a valuable part of the Dave Fromer Soccer staff since 2004 when he started coaching summer camp and refereeing our Winter Indoor Soccer League. His education is in Physical Education and in addition to coaching soccer, Samuka teaches Capoeira, and has also taught swimming for years.

He moved to to the US in 2000. He is looking forward to returning to his homeland this summer to watch the World Cup and then will be sharing stories as well as the new moves he sees with our Dave Fromer Soccer campers.


Lewis Sweeney

Lewis played junior college soccer at Chabot Community College (Hayward, California) where he was a two-time first team all Conference awardee and a 2006 Adidas Junior College All-American. Lewis went on to play at San Jose State, where he was named an all MPSF Conference Player of the week three times and held the 12th spot nation-wide for best goal-save percentage 2007. Lewis went on to play for the San Francisco Seals between 2007 and 2010, and VFL Osnabruck in Osnabruck, Germany (3rd division). He has coached for the San Francisco Seals and, since 2008, has coached a variety of programs with Dave Fromer Soccer. In addition to his offering a wealth of soccer experience – especially in the area of goalkeeping – Lewis brings tons of fun, charisma, and passion to his coaching!

Lewis Sweeney

Lewis played junior college soccer at Chabot Community College (Hayward, California) where he was a two-time first team all Conference awardee and a 2006 Adidas Junior College All-American. Lewis went on to play at San Jose State, where he was named an all MPSF Conference Player of the week three times and held the 12th spot nation-wide for best goal-save percentage 2007. Lewis went on to play for the San Francisco Seals between 2007 and 2010, and VFL Osnabruck in Osnabruck, Germany (3rd division). He has coached for the San Francisco Seals and, since 2008, has coached a variety of programs with Dave Fromer Soccer. In addition to his offering a wealth of soccer experience – especially in the area of goalkeeping – Lewis brings tons of fun, charisma, and passion to his coaching!


Jahya Burke

Jahya’s passion for soccer was ignited when she first started learning the sport at Dave Fromer’s Pee Wee program when she was 4 years old. She then played every summer at Dave Fromer Soccer Camps from age 5-10, at which point she started to play in various soccer clubs. Jahya went on to play for Drake High School’s varsity team and was 1st team All League Goalkeeper for M.C.A.L. in 2012 and 2013. In 2013 Jahya was named Scholar Athlete of the year for Drake and captain of her team. Now she studies Environmental Engineering and plays club soccer at UC San Diego.

Jahya has worked for Dave Fromer Soccer since 2011, starting as an assistant coach, then quickly promoting to coach the following year. Her playful nature, passion for the sport, and positive encouragement draw players in and make her a favorite coach on our staff.

Jahya Burke

Jahya’s passion for soccer was ignited when she first started learning the sport at Dave Fromer’s Pee Wee program when she was 4 years old. She then played every summer at Dave Fromer Soccer Camps from age 5-10, at which point she started to play in various soccer clubs. Jahya went on to play for Drake High School’s varsity team and was 1st team All League Goalkeeper for M.C.A.L. in 2012 and 2013. In 2013 Jahya was named Scholar Athlete of the year for Drake and captain of her team. Now she studies Environmental Engineering and plays club soccer at UC San Diego.

Jahya has worked for Dave Fromer Soccer since 2011, starting as an assistant coach, then quickly promoting to coach the following year. Her playful nature, passion for the sport, and positive encouragement draw players in and make her a favorite coach on our staff.


Dante Marchese

Dante first started kicking around a soccer ball as a 5-year old participant at Dave Fromer Soccer camp in Corte Madera led by coach Lewis Usher. He was hooked on the game from then on. He went on to have a gratifying soccer career through high school when he was captain of his varsity team at Redwood High School. After high school he always kept a foot in the game, playing in weekend leagues and trying alternatives like beach soccer and FootVolley.

Dante began assistant coaching with Dave Fromer Soccer during high school and eventually graduated to a coaching position in our summer camps, winter leagues, and other classes/clinics. Through Dave Fromer Soccer, Dante has made a significant contribution to the lives and skills of hundreds of young Marin County soccer players. We are grateful to have Dante on our coaching staff and, judging by our participants feedback, the kids are grateful for him as well!

Dante Marchese

Dante first started kicking around a soccer ball as a 5-year old participant at Dave Fromer Soccer camp in Corte Madera led by coach Lewis Usher. He was hooked on the game from then on. He went on to have a gratifying soccer career through high school when he was captain of his varsity team at Redwood High School. After high school he always kept a foot in the game, playing in weekend leagues and trying alternatives like beach soccer and FootVolley.

Dante began assistant coaching with Dave Fromer Soccer during high school and eventually graduated to a coaching position in our summer camps, winter leagues, and other classes/clinics. Through Dave Fromer Soccer, Dante has made a significant contribution to the lives and skills of hundreds of young Marin County soccer players. We are grateful to have Dante on our coaching staff and, judging by our participants feedback, the kids are grateful for him as well!


Elizabeth Snearly

A very exciting addition to our team. Elizabeth has been playing soccer for over 28 years and is the founder of Kinder FC. She has played Division 1 and semi-professional soccer, holds state and national youth coaching diplomas, and has received many honors for her coaching. She sees soccer as a way to grow character, develop athletic skill, and work as a team.

Elizabeth is currently a head coach for North Marin United U9 and U10 girls teams. She is also the team captain for Wave, which she currently plays for.

Elizabeth Snearly

A very exciting addition to our team. Elizabeth has been playing soccer for over 28 years and is the founder of Kinder FC. She has played Division 1 and semi-professional soccer, holds state and national youth coaching diplomas, and has received many honors for her coaching. She sees soccer as a way to grow character, develop athletic skill, and work as a team.

Elizabeth is currently a head coach for North Marin United U9 and U10 girls teams. She is also the team captain for Wave, which she currently plays for.


Hannah Radley

Hannah Radley grew up going to Dave Fromer Soccer Camps every summer at Memorial Park. She started playing soccer with the San Anselmo Recreational League, and eventually moved on to play Division I in college. It was these camp experiences and coaches that first taught her the basic skills and the kind of active fun that goes into playing a team sport like soccer.

She attended St. Anselm School and San Domenico high school where she earned Bay Area Conference BCL West First Team All-League (2005, 2006), selected as the Bay Area Conference BCL West MVP, and was two year San Domenico Athlete of the Year and MVP. She played goalkeeper her freshman season for American University; making 11 appearances, and 34 saves on the year in just over 765 minutes. After transferring, she continued her soccer career playing for CSUF and College of Marin.

Hannah Radley

Hannah Radley grew up going to Dave Fromer Soccer Camps every summer at Memorial Park. She started playing soccer with the San Anselmo Recreational League, and eventually moved on to play Division I in college. It was these camp experiences and coaches that first taught her the basic skills and the kind of active fun that goes into playing a team sport like soccer.

She attended St. Anselm School and San Domenico high school where she earned Bay Area Conference BCL West First Team All-League (2005, 2006), selected as the Bay Area Conference BCL West MVP, and was two year San Domenico Athlete of the Year and MVP. She played goalkeeper her freshman season for American University; making 11 appearances, and 34 saves on the year in just over 765 minutes. After transferring, she continued her soccer career playing for CSUF and College of Marin.