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CALLUM TRIGG-SMITH
Director of Coaching
Head Coach
14B/G, 12B Blue & Gold, 11B Blue & Gold

Coach Callum grew up playing soccer in Kailua for the Volcanos before moving to the Mililani Strikers. He played 4 years at Punahou High School and was named NSCAA All-Region.  In 2004 he was named All-American by NSCAA and was 2004 Hawaii State Player of the Year.
Callum played Div-1 soccer at St. Mary's College in California, before completing his degree at the University of Denver. He came back to Hawaii to work and help coach the Honolulu City Football Club while playing Div-1 MISO soccer for Lanikai Tuesday.  He possesses a USSF "D" coaching license.


LAWRENCE SMALLS
JK Coach

Lawrence is a former professional soccer player for the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA. He was the first player from the University of California Irvine to be drafted into MLS. He returned to coach at his Alma Maters, University of California Irvine, and La Salle High School in his hometown, Pasadena, California. Lawrence moved to Hawaii in 2008 to work at Le Jardin Academy, where he played a major role in successfully developing a soccer academy for kids in Junior Kindergarten to Middle School. Lawrence also worked in partnering with the professional soccer club, Chelsea FC of England. Chelsea's program, Football in the Community, brought Chelsea FC coaching staff to Hawaii to coach camps and clinics. Lawrence is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He has a BA from University of California Irvine and a United States Soccer Federation National "C" License.




DAMON TURCIOS
Head Coach
10B Blue & 9B Pool

Damon grew up in Kaneohe and Kailua where he played soccer through his youth and into his freshman year at Kailua High School.  As an adult, Damon plays for Kahekili Futsal and his team won the D2 Men's Futsal Championship in 2017.  He began his coaching career at Oahu United and has also coached at Escola, Kanehoe & AYSO as well as coaching futsal for Paradise Soccer Club.  Damon is an AYSO certified coach for U6-U12, holds a USSF "F" license, and a Grass Roots certification license from US Soccer.  

"I love to develop players from the young age.  I think the young ages (U6-U10) are the most important ages to teach the technical skills and really set the foundation for the player's future. I really have a passion for coaching and am always looking to learn/grow as a coach.  Lastly, not every child goes on to pursue a soccer career.  I believe that you do not need to be a great soccer player to succeed in life, but you do need to be able to work hard, be able to work with others and respect one another.  I teach about life because if you are not coachable, you will not be hireable and those are things you need to be successful in life!”


GRAHAM EASTMOND

Head Coach
13B Pool & 10B Gold

Coach Graham grew up in England and played regular amateur soccer into his twenties. After leaving England to pursue a career overseas, he continued to play competitive soccer across 5 countries. He has played in friendlies  and competitively against several national teams. In addition to coaching youth soccer in Jordan, Thailand and Minnesota, Coach Graham has managed adult teams, held position as chairman of a club in Kenya, assisted in running a senior soccer league (35 year old +) in Thailand and still plays on a team in Hawaii.   He is married with 2 sons and a daughter and is a disaster response specialist with 20 years experience working with NGO's, the Red Cross and the UN in conflict and natural disaster settings. He currently possesses a "D" coaching license from US Soccer.


IAN BROOKS
Head Coach
12G, 11G & 10G 

Ian blends a strong military work ethic, a positive attitude, and a driving desire to build our girls' soccer program. Ian has been coaching soccer for 7 years and involved with soccer for over 30 years. Ian competed in the Marine Corps' Pacific Cup Marine Soccer Tournament.  He was selected four times to the All Tournament Team and selected once as the Tournament MVP.   Ian currently has an "E" License.


CONNOR ARTIGUE
Head Coach
07B Blue

Coach Connor started playing competitive soccer in his hometown of Redlands, CA before joining Arsenal FC in the SoCal Premier League. In addition to soccer, Connor competed in baseball, basketball and tennis – including winning a CIF state title his senior year. After high school, he continued playing soccer at the University of California - Santa Barbara, where he won a National Championship in 2007. After college and a stint playing at the highest level, Connor began working for the school’s athletic department and discovered his passion for coaching. 

After serving as the Sports Director at the YMCA and Director of Coaching of a youth soccer program in the Bay Area, Connor and his family moved to Hawaii in 2014 to start a business and pursue a career in coaching. He is currently the owner and Executive Director of Soccer Shots Oahu, player-manager of Lanikai Tuesday in MISO Div-1, and head coach for LJSA Chelsea. He is a member of the NSCAA and possesses a USSF “D” coaching license. 




MARK MENCH
Head Coach
09G

Coach Mark grew in Kaneohe playing soccer for Hawaii Express and Lanikai Tuesday.   He played 4 years of soccer at Kalaheo high school. While there he was named to the all state Team in 1993 and was the MVP of the 1993 Kalaheo High School State Champions.  He went on to play NCAA Div-1 soccer at Gonzaga University, where he graduated with a degree in Finance.  Coach Mark was the assistant boys soccer coach at Kalaheo High school in 2000 and 2001. He continues to play soccer in the MISO soccer league with Lanikai Tuesday +35 and is very excited to help build the Chelsea girls soccer team.   


RILEY GIBSON
Assistant Coach 09B, 10G, Pre-Academy coach, Goal Keeper Coach

Coach Riley grew up in Lehi, Utah and played Club soccer for the Rangers FC and Arsenal SC.  He played 4 years of high school soccer at Lehi High School and his team won the State Championship as a sophomore.  After high school, Riley went on to play two years of College at WWCC and was selected for the All Conference team in 2014 & 2015. After playing two years at WWCC, he transferred to Waldorf University in Iowa. At Waldorf University, his team won the 2017 Conference Tournament and went on to qualify for the 2017 NAIA National Tournament. Riley was selected for the 2016 & 2017 All Conference team.  Riley played for the men's league team, Lanikai Tuesday, and was the top goal scorer for the Miso DIV-1 2018-2019 season with 24 Goals.  He currently plays for Paradise Soccer Club in DIV-1 MISO.  Riley currently holds a US Soccer "E" license.




ALISHA WALLACE
Head Coach
12B White


Alisha Wallace grew up playing multiple sports including soccer, volleyball, basketball and tennis.  In high school, she was selected to the Alabama All State Volleyball team and inducted into her high school Sports Hall of Fame for achievements as an athlete.  After graduating as her high school's valedictorian, Alisha graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Biology and Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Alabama with a PA degree.  After graduating and marrying her college sweetheart, Alisha moved to Hawaii and works as a PA at Pali Women's Health.  She continues her pursuit of sports by playing competitive tennis and in a women's adult soccer league.  Alisha understands the importance of sports in the overall healthy development of youth and uses her love of coaching to make a difference in the lives of the kids she coaches.  Alisha currently holds a Grassroots Coaching license with plans to pursue her D coaching license in the fall.  



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