Shelly Marsden





Playing Background – Club:  Played for Scotty Kay, John Gerard and Tad Bobak.  U18 Club team was State Champion and Regional Finalist in 1984.  ODP – Four year ODP player making Regional team twice.  High School – Four year Varsity player, CIF Championship 1982, CIF Finalist 1983, All CIF and All Bay League selection.  College – Four year Varsity starter at Cal Berkeley, Final Four Div I finish in 1988 and 1989 losing to eventual champion UNC 0-1 both years, “All Cal” award senior year for athletic contribution and academic excellence. Coaching Background (over 20 years experience) 

Club Highlights:  A focus on technical skills and possession development resulting in many of my players reaching the college ranks and state/national scouting recognition.  Several Sweet 16 League Cup and National Cup finishes, State Cup Finalist, National Cup Finalist, Numerous Tournament Championships, and Final 8 G14 Manchester Cup finish.  Currently coaching girls G14.  Cal South ODP: Involved for two years with ODP player selection and as U16 Asst. Coach.  High School : Over 10 years experience as a Varsity head coach responsible for the entire girls soccer program, Bay League Championship 1999 & 2004, 2 time Daily Breeze Coach of the Year.  Currently head coach for Redondo High School.

Coaching Philosophy – Teach advanced skills and concepts  that will enable my players to develop into exciting, creative playmakers on the field.  Foster a life-long passion for the game that has brought so many positive things into my life, i.e. college education, mental toughness, confidence, health, and friendships.
Education – Undergraduate UC Berkeley:  International Economics Major, English Minor.  Graduate National University: Teaching Credential in English and Social Studies.

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