Senior Coaching Staff


Club Technical Director

US Development Academy Director

Glenn Van Straatum
Girls Director of Coaching Jon Nishimoto
Boys Director of Coaching Marco Plasencia
 Assistant Director of Coaching  Jack Rozier  
US Development Academy Technical Director Peter Hayton
Director of Goalkeeping, U6-U8, Camp, Friday & Winter Programs Mark Grody


Age-Group Coaching Directors: Competitive Program

IDOC (TD-CD)  Team Structure for 2017

Glenn Van Straatum – DOC / Technical Director  (and Academy Director)

Boys CD Girls CD
U12-U15 BoysDA

(06,05,04, 03*)

Peter Hayton U12-U15 Girls


Jon Nishimoto


Andre Hebert U16-U19


JC DeCru 

(05, 04, 03)

Andre Hebert U13-U15

(05, 04, 03)

Amado Lozano

(09, 08, 07, 06)

Marco Plascencia U09-U12

(09, 08, 07, 06)

Rick Alatorre

(12, 11, 10)

Mark Grody U06-U08

(12, 11, 10)

Mark Grody



Glenn Van Straatum
Club Technical Director and US Development Academy DirectorGlenn Van Stratuum

Glenn served as Director of Coaching EBU Bay Oaks for 10 years and has been with the club for 14 years with the club having served as an Assistant Director of Coaching since 2003. In 2007, Glenn was the Head Coach of the California Victory, a professional USL Division I expansion franchise with its home games at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. He was also assistant coach at the University of San Francisco in 2001. Glenn is an experienced coaching director, coach, player and leader in Bay Area professional, semi-professional and youth soccer ranks. His playing career includes World Cup qualifying and CONCACAF Country/Club experience for his native country of Surinam and club team Transvaal (CONCACAF champion, ‘81). In college, he played on the University of San Francisco NCAA National Championship teams in 1978 and 1980 and left his best for his senior year in 1982 scoring 16 goals and 10 assists (42-points). Glenn’s leadership and commitment extends beyond the soccer field and transcends beyond the EBU Bay Oaks club into the entire Northern California soccer community. Glenn currently serves a 5 year term as a board-elected volunteer board member for the Norcal Premier Soccer league, where he has taken on some specific board duties such as a lead roles in starting the Norcal College Showcase program, helping with technology decisions on the Norcal BOD and many other strategic projects. Previously, Glenn has also served for 7 years as the volunteer Coaching Director for the JLYSSL league, where he negotiated an agreement with Peralta Community College District for access to two $6M Field Turf fields at College of Alameda and Merritt College, created a U6-U8 Soccer Academy program to transform coaching support and player development for the league starting with the development of the youngest players and providing a mentoring support system for all coaches in the league. Glenn holds an USSF A license.

Peter Hayton
Techical DirectorPeter Hayton

Peter joined Bay Oaks SC in 2003 and held the position of Assistant Coaching Director for 6 yrs.

From 2008 to 2017  he was club Technical Director and U12-U14 Boys Coaching Director. in 2014 EBU-Bay Oaks were awarded U13/14 US Soccer Development Academy Status and Peter was selected as head coach and Academy Technical Director. For season 2016/17 US Soccer Federation awarded EBU-Bay Oaks U12-U14 Development Academy status. Peter remains EBU-Bay Oaks D.A Technical Director and is currently U14Boys D.A. Head Coach.

He is a well known and respected figure in Bay Area youth soccer. His playing resume includes a professional career with Darlington F.C. in his home country of England. Peter also represented his State (County) at all levels, captained his college team for two years, and was selected to attend England U18 try-outs. Peter has been involved in youth training at the highest level since 1996. His coaching experiences include observation/education at EPL teams Middlesbrough FC, Manchester Utd., and also Dutch Eredivise team, Feyenoord. Peter is an NSCAA Associate staff coach and also worked with Norcal PDP as a staff coach (2012-2014). He was the Piedmont High School boys’ varsity head soccer coach for five years. Under his guidance, the program recorded three consecutive BSAL league titles (2006 – 2008) as well as three consecutive NCS Championship game appearances (2006 – 2008). Peter’s coaching credentials include: UEFA B Coaching License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, FA Coaching Certificate, Brazilian Futbol de Salao Coaching License. He is a certified Psycho-Motor Skills Trainer and also holds the ACF Fiorentina Master Coaching Diploma which he completed in Florence, Italy (December 2011.)

Mark Grody
Director of Goalkeeping and Assistant DirectorMark Grody
Mark is returning for his 16th year as director of goalkeeping for the Bay Oaks and 7th year as AD for the EBUSC U6-U8 Programs, including the Jrs. Academy & Grassroots programs as well as U6-U8 rec teams. Now also in charge of Summer Camps & oversees Friday & Winter seasonal training programs. He played for SFSU & CSUN, was the girl’s & boy’s coach at Oakland High for eight seasons, was the girl’s coach at Encinal High School for three seasons, & was the assistant coach in charge of GK at Holy Names College for both the men’s & women’s teams for two years. As well as his program, camp, & clinic work in the club, Mark has also coached Bay Oaks U15G, U10B, & U11B teams. Mark works on technical skills & tactical awareness with all Bay Oaks goalkeepers as well as in the fall with the EBUSC recreational goalkeepers. Mark has also been heavily involved in all the club’s academy programs. Mark went back to school in 2010 to finish his BA in Political Science at CSUEB. He was a participant in NorCals ACF Fiorentina Psycho-Motor clinics, has USSF National D & GK licenses, & the NSCAA National, Level I-II-III GK, & Director of Coaching Diplomas.
André Hébert
Assistant DirectorAndre Hebert

André has 11 years of Bay Oaks coaching experience, and this is his seventh as a head coach. He has been an Asst. Director in the club for three years. Prior to the Bay Oaks, Andre coached for many years with the Rockridge Soccer Club, and starting last year at Berkeley High School. Andre’s experience also includes coaching teams when he was in the Navy. He grew up playing in Colorado and in New Mexico. He holds the ACF Fiorentina Psycho-Motor certificate, the NSCAA National Diploma, and the CYSA E/D coaching license.

Jon Nishimoto
Girls Director of CoachingJonNishimoto

Jon has been a member of East Bay United since 2003.  He has been a Head Coach for 14 seasons at EBU and an EBU Assistant Director for 12 years.  In addition to his Assistant Director duties,   Jon is an EBU Camp Director and leads the EBU Junior Coaching Program. He is also an NSCAA Staff Instructor and is well respected in the soccer community.  He has over 25 years of experience coaching both boys and girls in club, high school, college and the Olympic Development Program.  Jon’s coaching credentials include: USSF A Coaching License, NSCAA Premier Diploma. Jon’s past East Bay United/ Bay Oaks teams have had great success representing Bay Oaks.   The Speed Demons and Botafogo 96’ had great success in tournaments and league play.  They were both recognized nationally and played at the highest level venues including the USYSA National League. Jon has lead teams to 6 State Championship games winning 4 Regional Championship series appearances and also medaling at the USYSA National Championship Series.  Jon’s teams have also produced multiple players that have represented their youth National Teams (USA, Mexico, Philippines, Czech Republic).  Both teams also have many players currently playing in colleges across the country. In addition to EBU,  Jon is also the Head Coach for the Bishop O’Dowd High School Women’s Soccer Program.  Jon has been coaching at Bishop O’Dowd from 2005-present.  Under his guidance the program has recorded 10 league Championships and 2 second place finishes.  Jon has also led Bishop O’Dowd teams to 7 NCS Championship games winning 4. Jon was also named the California Coaches Association “California State Coach of the Year in 2014/15 and 2015/16.”

Antonio Piccagli

Age Group Director

Antonio was raised in San Francisco. Prior to joining EBU Bay Oaks, he worked with various other clubs, specializing in coaching the younger age groups ranging from U6-U11.  In addition to coaching club soccer, Antonio coaches the El Cerrito High School Girls Varsity  team.

Antonio played college soccer at the University of Pennsylvania.  Before starting college and continuing after graduation, and until the current season, he has spent more than twenty years playing for various teams in the San Francisco Soccer Football League.  His playing career has helped him adapt easily to years of living in Italy, Argentina, and Mexico as a teenager and young adult.



Rick Alatorre

Age Group Director



Rick has coached high school soccer for over ten years and youth club soccer for over sixteen years.   He is father of five players currently in the EBU Bay Oaks program.

Prior to joining EBU Bay Oaks, he was coach at the ECFC Spurs club. Over the years Rick has played in many leagues including San Francisco Soccer Football League, and as a teen he played on the original NASL Earthquakes Youth Development League.

Coaching Credentials / Licensure

  • NSCAA National Diploma
  • USSF National Youth License
  • ACF Fiorentina Pyscho-Motor Certificate
  • Numerous International Coaching Courses including: Ajax, Dynamo Zagreb, Ruud Dokter and Frans Hoek
Jack Rozier

Assistant Director of Coaching

Community Programs












Jack joined East Bay United Soccer Club – Bay Oaks in January 2014 as a head coach and trainer. Jack earned United Soccer Coaches National Diploma in 2014, a multiple subject teaching credential from Mills College in 2016 and the USSF C license in 2017. Since 2010, Jack has served as an elementary school teacher and counselor in East Bay schools. In 2017, Jack served as U9-U12 Assistant Coaching Director and Interim Girls Director of Coaching. Since January 2018, Jack has served as Assistant Director of Coaching.


04, 05, 06  – CD (Academy Boys Technical Director) – Peter Hayton


U16-U19  – CD – Andre Hebert

U13-U15  – CD* – Andre Hebert

U9-U12    – CD* – Marco Plascencia, Jack Rozier

U6-U8.     – CD*** – Mark Grody

* BoysDA teams 06B Gold Pool, 05B Gold , 04B Gold -have a dedicated Academy Technical Director and have additional DOC/Academy Director oversight)


U16-U19 – CD** – JC Decru (Interim)

U13-U15 – CD** – Amado Lozano

U9-U12.  – CD** – Rick Alatorre

U6-U8     – CD – Mark Grody


Club Technical Training Programs (By Season)

Club GrassRoots Program – Phil Hulme (Year-Round – Seasonal for players)

Club Goalkeeping Program  – Mark Grody (PM) (Year-Round)

Club Beach SAQ program – 

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall


Club (seasonal) Technical Training Programs – Mark Grody (PM)  

  • Winter Training –
  • Spring Training –
  • Fall Training  –
  • Summer Camps – Andre Hebert / Jon Nishimoto (Technical Leads)
    • Club Jr Coaches Program – Jon Nishimoto – Lead

Club Video Support and Game Analysis Programs – TBD  (PM) (future)

  • BoysDA Video/Game Analysis Support – Roland Tillak
  • GirlsDA-Like Video/Game Analysis Support – TBD
  • College-Bound Teams Support – Alejandro Mendoza

Club Futsal Program (future) – Antonio Piccagli