At the Santa Clara Soccer Academy we take great pride in assembling one of the best camp staff's in the country. In addition to our two directors and two co-directors, all of our camps are comprised of top-level coaches. Many of our coaches are coaching in either the college or developmental academy which allows them to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience as they help your son develop his overall game. Make sure to check back in the coming months as we will be listing our staff for our upcoming College ID Camps in 2017.
Cameron Rast - Director
Cameron Rast has been the head coach at Santa Clara University for the past 15 seasons and most recently was named West Coast Conference coach of the year in 2015. Rast has amassed a 153-90-45 career record while with the Broncos and leading them to two NCAA College Cups. Prior to his tenure has head coach Rast was an All-American defender and most notably led his 1989 Bronco team to a NCAA co-championship. Cameron was also a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic team where he captained the side in Barcelona.
Eric Yamamoto - Director
The 2016 season marked Eric Yamamoto's 26th year coaching at Santa Clara University. He earned All-America status as a goalkeeper, as Santa Clara charged to the nation's top ranking and the NCAA co-championship during his senior season in 1989. As a member of the U.S. National Team coaching staff, Yamamoto has most recently served as the assistant coach for the U.S. U-18 men's team and the goalkeeper coach for the U-23 men's team.
Ian Sarachan - Co-Director
Ian Sarachan is entering his second season as assistant coach with Santa Clara University. Prior to Santa Clara Ian spent two seasons as the assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin and two seasons as an assistant coach with the u14 and u18 LA Galaxy Academy teams. Ian played four seasons at the University of Illinois-Chicago where he was part of NCAA Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight teams.
Ajay Vyas - Co-Director
Ajay Vyas is entering his third season with the Santa Clara Men's soccer team as the team coordinator. Prior to Santa Clara Ajay completed his undergraduate degree at St. Johns University in New York. At St. Johns he was the Director of Operations for the Men's Soccer Team.