Gryphons Soccer Club attracts and retains the highest caliber professional coaching staff on the Peninsula. Our coaches are USSF and NSCAA certified and most have played at the collegiate level through professional and international leagues. Our coaches have integrated their own playing experience with the necessary accreditations and knowledge to become premier youth soccer coaches.

GSC coaches are dedicated to one or more teams for multiple seasons. By spending so much time with the players, our coaches really get to know the players’ personalities and abilities, and the coach and players create a strong bond.

If you are a coach and you are interested in coaching for the Gryphons, or you have a child who would like to participate in one of our programs, please contact our Director of Coaching (see below for contact info).

 

Orhan Muratoglu – Director of Coaching


Orhan Muratoglu: Orhan Muratoglu Ph: 650-678.9669
Email Coach Orhan

Coaching Experience

  • 2009-Current CYSA Staff Coaching Instructor
  • 2009-Current Coach San Mateo High School Varsity Girls
  • 2005-Current Coach San Mateo High School F/S Girls
  • 2003-2011 Coach Peninsula Force Boys U8-U19
  • 2009-Current Coach Gryphons 01B Red Boys U8-U11
  • 2010-Current Coach Gryphons 02B Red Boys U8-U10
  • 2011-Current Coach Gryphons 03B Red Boys U8-U9
  • 2012-Current Coach Gryphons 04B Red Boys U8
  • 2010-Current Coach Gryphons Super 7 pre-academy
  • 2007-2010 Director of Coaching Peninsula Club
  • 2007-2008 Coach Bowditch Middle School Boys
  • 2002-2006 Coach Peninsula Speed Girls U13-U16
  • 2004-2005 Coach Peninsula Panthers Boys U8-U9

Coaching Licences

  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • ACF Fiorentina Master Coaching Diploma
  • USSF D License
  • American Sports Education Program (ASEP) Certification
  • California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Certification
  • Current in USSF Grade 8 Referee, CPR & First Aid

Coaching Education

  • December 2012 NK Dinamo Zagreb, Director of Youth – Romeo Jozak, Zagreb Croatia
  • December 2011 ACF Fiorentina Master Coaching Diploma with Professor Vergine in Florence, Italy with NorCal
  • June 2011, NSCAA Premier Diploma Stanford University, CA with Jerry Smith
  • November 2010 ACF Fiorentina Master Coaching Diploma with Professor Vergine in Florence, Italy with OSA
  • July 2010 NK Dinamo Zagreb, “The Brazilians of Europe” – Director of Youth – Romeo Jozak, Walnut Creek , CA
  • June 2010 NSCAA Advanced National Diploma with Jeff Tipping at San Francisco State University , CA
  • March 2010 ACF Fiorentina Advanced II Coaching Diploma with Professor Vergine at Santa Clara University , CA
  • July 2009 ACF Fiorentina Advanced I Coaching Diploma with Professor Vergine at University of San Francisco , CA
  • March 2009 NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma with Jeff Tipping at University of Santa Clara
  • January 2009 NSCAA National Diploma with Doug Williamson at De Anza College , CA
  • July 2008 Nor Cal Premier Soccer Coaches Education Clinic with Jan Olde Riekernik of Ajax Amsterdam in Palo Alto , CA
  • July 2007 CYSA National “D” with Karl Dewazien in Burlingame , CA
  • June 2007 Nor Cal Premier Soccer Coaches Education Franz Hoek in Stockton , CA
  • May 2006 CYSA E/D with Juan Majora in Palo Alto , CA
  • November 2006 American Sports Education Program CIF certification Course in San Mateo, CA
  • May 2004 CYSA E in Foster City , CA
  • June 2003 Winning Mood KNVB Coaching Clinic Ton de Hoop in Foster City, CA
  • May 2003 CYSA F in Foster City, CA
  • June 2002 coaching clinic with SS Lazio Youth Academy Director Volfango Patarca. Foster City, CA

 

Andres Deza – Technical Director


Andres Deza: Andres Deza Ph: 650-483.1155
Email Coach Andres

Coaching Experience

  • Director of Coaching, GSC
  • Head Coach 98G Blue, De Anza Force
  • Head Coach 00B, GSC
  • Youth teams in both Spain and the USA

Coaching Licenses

  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • American Sports Education Program (ASEP) Certification
  • California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Certification
  • AC Fiorentina Advanced Course

Playing experience
Andres was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. He played soccer in several youth competitive Futbol (soccer) and Futbol Sala (futsal) clubs in Spain, and joined a semi-pro club team before attending college in Scotland.

 

Nemanja Colovic


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Coaching Experience

  • Goalkeeper Coach, Holy Names University Women’s Soccer Team, Oakland, CA
  • Goalkeeper Coach, Holy Names University Men’s Soccer Team, Oakland, CA
  • Goalkeeper Coach, Gryphons Soccer Club, San Mateo, CA
  • Goalkeeper Coach, Burlingame Soccer Club, Burlingame, CA
  • GK Academy Director, Burligamer Indoor GK Academy, Burlingame, CA
  • Goalkeeper Coach, Dinamo Zagreb Summer Camp, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Assistant Trainer, Walnut Creek Soccer Club Winter Academy, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Coach, Bolton Wonderer’s youth camp, Antioch, CA
  • Personal Goalkeeper Trainer, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Coaching Licences

  • NSCAA Level 3 (National) Goalkeeping Diploma
  • NSCAA Level 2 (State) Goalkeeping Diploma
  • NSCAA Level 1 (Regional) Goalkeeping Diploma

Playing Experience

  • Goalkeeper, Holy Names University Soccer Team, Oakland, CA
  • Goalkeeper, University of Bridgeport Soccer Team, Bridgeport, CT
  • Goalkeeper, FK Vozdovac, Belgrade, Serbia

 

Haluk Muratoglu


Haluk Muratoglu: Haluk Muratoglu

Coaching Experience

  • 2011-Current Coach San Mateo High School F/S Girls
  • 2009-Current Coach Gryphons 01 Boys U8-U11
  • 2010-Current Coach Gryphons 02 Boys U7-U10
  • 2011-Current Coach Gryphons 03 Boys U7-U9
  • 2012-Current Coach Gryphons 04 Boys U7-U8
  • 2010-Current Coach Gryphons Super 7 pre-academy

Coaching Licenses and Education

  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • USSF D License
  • Coerver Youth Diploma
  • American Sports Education Program (ASEP) Certification
  • California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Certification
  • Current in USSF Grade 8 Referee, CPR & First Aid
  • ACF Fiorentina Advanced Course, UC Berkeley
  • Premier Diploma De Anza College , CA
  • Dinamo Zagreb Coaches Education Tour, Zagreb, Coratia
  • Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma, Blaine MN (Oct 2012)
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma with Jerry Smith, De Anza College , CA (Jan 2012)
  • NSCAA National Diploma, San Francisco State, CA (Jul 2012)
  • USSF National “D” License Rocklin , CA (Jun 2011)
  • USSF E/D License Walnut Creek , CA (Jul 2010)
  • American Sports Education Program CIF certification Course, San Mateo CA (Sep 2009)
  • USSF E License Foster City , CA (Aug 2009)
  • USSF F License Foster City, CA (Jul 2009)

 

Juan Rangel


juan: juan 

Coaching Experience

  • Referee Administrator, GSC
  • Head Coach 00G Red, GSC
  • Head Coach 99G White, GSC
  • Indoor Soccer League Coordinator @ the Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls club
  • AYSO for 5 years
  • CYSA for the past 15 years, including U15 Boys Class 1

Coaching Licenses

  • 8 Grade Referee Licence
  • CYSA: E

 

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