Director of Coaching

Michael Sharp grew up playing soccer in Glasgow, Scotland, in the UK where he fell in love with the sport. His interests lead him to play competitive soccer throughout his childhood and into adulthood. As a youth player, he traveled to Europe to represent his region at highly regarded youth tournaments in France. He played in college and in a semi-pro league in both Scotland and in England prior to finishing his playing career in the San Francisco Soccer League.

Following 7 years working in San Francisco as a management consultant. Michael returned to Scotland in 2004, to take a position with the Scottish Football Association. Michael spent 3 years as a Regional Development Manager with the Scottish Football Association where he was responsible for implementing a national player development strategy in the southeast region of Scotland. Michael returned to the Bay Area in 2007 and became the Director of Coaching with Tiburon Soccer Club. In 2010 he turned his attentions to coaching and worked with both Mill Valley and Marin FC. In 2016 Michael was hired by Marin FC to coach one of the club's US Soccer Development Academy (USDA) team and in 2017 after gaining his A License was asked to coach a USDA  boys and an Elite Club National League girls team with Marin FC. After many years of traveling, Michael has decided to join his wife and two children at Corte Madera FC this year as their new Director of Coaching.



  • USSF A-Youth (2017)
  • USSF B (2014)
  • Scottish FA Youth Award (2007)
  • Scottish FA Goalkeeper Level 2 Award
  • USYSA Youth (2013)


  • TOVO T1  (2020)
  • Coerver Skills  (2014)
  • Scottish FA Children's Award


  • Master's of Sport and Physical Education Management, University of Edinburgh (2006)
  • Bachelor's of Science in Business Marketing, University of Stirling  (1997)

Coaching History:

  • Marin FC (2010 - 2021)
  • Mill Valley Head Coach (2013-2016)
  • Tiburon Soccer Club, Head Coach and Director of Coaching (2007-2010)
  • The University of Stirling, Freshman Head Coach (1996-1997)



Pablo Sion joined Corte Madera FC in 2018. Born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, Pablo grew up playing soccer. When he was 12 years old, Pablo was invited to participate in the Disney Cup Tournament in Orlando, Florida. Pablo also played throughout high school on the varsity team, before joining the lower divisions of Deportivo Quito, U Catolica, and Liga de Quioto; the second largest team in Ecuador. As an experienced soccer player, Pablo wanted to share his knowledge with others, so he started his coaching career with Corte Madera FC with his US Youth Soccer Grassroots license.  Pablo says he enjoys coaching soccer because, “ I believe that children and adolescents should have the opportunity to learn the beauty behind the sport, master valuable skills, and be part of a team that they can rely on.” Soccer by day, DJ by night, Pablo also has a passion for music!




Jared Marchese joined Corte Madera FC in 2018 after coaching for Dave Fromer Soccer Camps in Mill Valley for nearly 10 years.  He was raised in Corte Madera and developed his skills and a love of the game from an early age while playing for Corte Madera and Mill Valley Clubs.  He played four years at Marin Catholic and Redwood High School and two years at College of Marin before transferring to UC Santa Cruz.  In Santa Cruz, he transitioned to beach soccer and since then has been traveling and competing within the US and abroad. He loves coaching youth soccer because he gets to share his passion and knowledge of the beautiful game with the younger generation.  While in Santa Cruz, Jared started and ran an organic farm for five years and is now working towards a nursing degree.




Born in Colorado and raised in Washington, Teale made his way to California to attend the University of California at Berkeley. While at Cal, Teale played on the Varsity Men’s Soccer team for four years and helped his team earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament in 1981. Teale holds soccer coaching licenses from CYSA, USSF, and NSCAA (USC) and is also a licensed soccer referee. Always hungry to learn more, he travels regularly to soccer-loving countries with coaching delegations, and was most recently in London, Paris and Brussels watching the World Cup unfold.  Teale has coached boys and girls teams for ACC Mavericks, ABSC, San Ramon Soccer Club, and East Bay United Bay Oaks. He was Head Coach for Saint Mary’s College High School Boys’ Soccer for 12 years and was Head Coach for Cal State University Maritime Academy for 8 years. He owns and runs Pacific Soccer Training, an inner-city youth soccer program serving mostly immigrant families for UC Village Recreation Programs at Cal.




Edwin Tenorio joined the Corte Madera FC coaching staff in 2015. Originally from Ecuador, Edwin began his soccer career playing on the U14, U17, and U20 Barcelona SC and Sociedad Deportivo Quito youth development teams. Edwin is recognized as one of the greatest soccer players in Ecuadorian history. He played with his country’s national team and held the role of starting defensive midfielder for 7 years. Edwin played on both the 2002 and 2006 Ecuadorian World Cup teams; his midfield contributions helped Ecuador make it to the Round of 16 in 2006. A certified youth coach by the Ecuadorian Coaches’ Association, Edwin has received his Advanced Diploma from the NSCAA.  Edwin leverages his extensive professional training as a world-class player to provide a strategic approach to developing young players.  He currently resides in Oakland along with his wife and two young daughters.




Ramiro Sanchez joined Corte Madera FC in 2017.  Originally from Cali, Colombia, Ramiro played for 3 and half years of semi-professional soccer for Deportivo Cali, one of the most distinguished football clubs in Colombia. Ramior went on to receive a full scholarship to play 4 years of collegiate soccer at Campbellsville University in Kentucky, a NAIA, Division 1 program. While Ramiro loves to play the game, he also loves coaching. He’s coached not only with Corte Madera FC, but also a summer camp in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Ramiro holds his Grassroots License with US Soccer and is working on getting his D license.. When he isn’t playing or coaching soccer, you can find Ramiro connecting with nature by running on mountain trails, hanging by the ocean, salsa dancing, or reading about history.




The players know him best as Martín, but in the soccer world, he is better known as Carlos Martín Vásquez. Born in Peru, Martín started playing soccer at a very young age. Martín started his professional career in 1993 and went on to play for 17 years, competing at the highest level in South America, until retirement in 2011. In addition to his professional career, Martín played on Peru’s National Team, competing in three Copa Americas. In the 1997 Copa America, Martín played in the final against Cruzeiro of Brazil (Cruzeiro Esporte Clube), losing 0-1. He played in one South American Cup and obtained 2nd place in South America. Martín says, “what a fantastic and unforgettable experience.”

Coach Toni

Toni Sanders


Toni Sander joined Corte Madera FC in 2022. A bay area native, Toni started playing soccer in youth leagues at the age of 8 and went on to play high school, adult premiere league and semi-pro soccer with the SF Nighthawks (WPSL). She continues to play as much as possible, to this day! Prior to coaching, Toni was a social worker and worked with children and families for 10 years in the fields of adoption and mental health. She began began doing team trainings in 1998 as a side passion, working with all ages of youth, from grade school to high school. After having her own children, Toni parted ways with the social work community and turned to coaching full time, combining her passion for soccer and love of working with children. She is currently working through her Grassroots License coursework with US Soccer and plans to pursue her D license from there. 
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Irving Rafaela-Ventura


Irving Rafaela-Ventura, is a new addition to the Corte Madera FC trainer staff in 2022.  This Santa Rosa native has had a distinguished soccer career playing collegially at both UC Irvine and University of San Francisco.  He then continued to play professionally both domestically (San Jose Earthquakes) and Internationally.  Irving, who lives with his young family in Sonoma has coached at the elite level in Northern California. Irving holds his USSF Grassroots (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) and USSF D license. He is currently working on his USSF C license. Irving also has his United States Coaches Pre National Diploma and is a part of the National Federation for High School Sports - Soccer, as well as, completed the Football Periodization for Professional Soccer Coaching course. 

Spencer Stanton

Spencer Stanton


Spencer Stanton might be a new addition to Corte Madera FC in 2022, but he is not new to the game. Inspired by his family's love of soccer, Spencer has spent his entire life on the pitch. As a young player, Spencer won the North Coast Section title with Deer Valley. In college, he played in the NCAA DII national championship game with C.S.U. Chico.  Spencer  has had multiple trials in Europe with clubs such as R.S.C. Anderlecht in Belgium and Dordrecht 90, in the Netherlands. As a coach, Spencer's experience includes working at the collegiate level as an assistant for Hardin Simmons University in Texas. He has worked for over 20 years at the youth level coaching for clubs such as S.F. Elite, Marin F.C. and now Corte Madera F.C. Outside of soccer, Spencer works full-time as a physical education teacher at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley. When Spencer isn’t playing, coaching, or teaching, Spencer enjoys spending time with his family, exercising and working around the house.



M.S. Kinesiology: Positive Youth Development

B.A. Kinesiology: Physical Education Teacher Education

Single Subject Teaching Credential: Physical Education

United States Soccer Federation: A Youth

United Soccer Coaches: Premier Diploma

National Strength and Conditioning: Certified Personal Trainer