Growing up in England, Coach Mike McClain was raised on football/soccer. After realizing the “professional player” player route didn’t pan out, he started getting into coaching. Mike has been coaching for about 6 years now, both in London, England and in San Diego. In 2015, Coach Mike was lucky enough to get the rare chance to get coaching experience at London-based giant, Arsenal FC. While coaching alongside professional Premier league coaches, Mike was able to gain unique insight into a professionally-run team. He worked with youth players, boys and girls, from 5-18 years old. He also got the chance to meet the first team squad and manager while coaching at the Emirates Stadium and London Colney training facilities. Mike also has experience at San Diego Football Academy, San Diego Nomads, and is the current coach of San Dieguito Academy Mustangs JV team.
More about Coach McClain
- USSF D license
- English FA Level 1 and Youth Level 1 licenses
- Passion is playing and watching soccer, especially European soccer and the Tijuana Xolos