2021 CORTE MADERA FC TRAINERS
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)
- 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)
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
Corte Madera FC welcomed Coach Marco to our incredible coaching staff in 2022. Born and raised in Oakland, Marco has always loved playing sports. His passion for playing turned into a love for teaching the game as well. For over 25 years, Marco has been coaching boys and girls soccer throughout the Bay Area. Marco founded and coached the Haskell University Men's Soccer program and co-founded the Las Positas College Women's Soccer program. He's also coached at Bishop O'Dowd Highschool, Kids Love Soccer East/SouthBay and Napa, Danville Mustang SC, Albany Berkeley SC, Mill Valley SC, Marin FC, and continues to coach with Dave Fromer Soccer. Marco is looking forward to supporting the Corte Madera FC community and inspiring the youth here to lead healthy, confident and caring lifestyles through this beautiful game of soccer!
- Active member of IYCA (International Youth Conditioning Association)
- US National Soccer Coaching "D" License
Coerver Youth Diploma
- Certified Speed and Agility Coach
- Vicente Del Bosque Spanish Methodology
- Masterclass Diploma
- TOVO Youth Diploma
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.
CARLOS MARTIN VASQUEZ
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.”
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.
Welcome Coach Ony! Ony is excited to share his love and passion for the game of soccer with our community of soccer players. He believes instilling a philosophy in his players to be unselfish with the ball and brave from which players can grow technically, mentally, and physically. Arsene Wenger is Ony's favorite coach and has inspired Ony now in his own coaching experience. Born and raised in Vallejo, California, Ony developed a love for the game that never stopped growing. He's been playing soccer since he was 7 years old. Ony went on to play for Benicia Arsenal FC 93 (2004 to 2011) and Diablo FC 93 (guest played in a couple of tourneys 2008 and 2009). During his high school years, he played for Benicia High School Varsity from 2009 to 2012. After high school, Ony played for Feather River Community College in Quincy, California then transferred to Chico State to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering. During his time at Chico, Ony played for the Chico State Club team. Last year, he was the head coach for Walnut Creek Surf U14B & Benicia High School Freshman team. Since Ony's favorite coach is Wenger, it's no surprise his favorite team is Arsenal (go Gunners!). Some of Ony's favorite soccer players growing up were Nwankwo Kanu, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas & Theo Walcott. Ony's favorite player now is Bukayo Saka, a left-back or midfielder for Arsenal and England's National Team. Saka is known for his attacking incisiveness and creativity, he is often considered one of the best young football players in the world. When Ony is not playing soccer, you can find him swinging the golf club on the golf course. Ony completed his National D Coaching License in 2023.
Henry joined CMFC in 2022. His soccer development and love for the game started at an early age in Guatemala, playing on dirt courts with his cousins and friends. After moving to the United States, his development and learning of the game continued at Central Marin Select, West Marin Riot, and Marin FC (u14-u18). Henry then played at the collegiate level at Santa Rosa Junior College while completing his associate’s degree in Natural Science at SRJC, before transferring to Humboldt State University. Henry is actively wrapping up his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at HSU. Henry is currently playing at the NPL level with Marin County FC and is aspiring to move up the ladder in professional soccer. Marin County FC is a new men's semi-professional soccer club competing in the National Soccer League Pacific Conference. Henry is currently the head coach of the JV Men’s Soccer program at Archie Williams High School, and is working on gaining more experience at the youth level at CMFC. On his own time, Henry enjoys spending time with his family/loved ones, playing/watching soccer, working out, and enjoying what nature has to offer wherever he is. Henry also has a passion for yoga, Pilates, teaching others how their bodies work, and how to move well through the human experience.
Lucas joined Corte Madera FC in 2022. Born and raised in Florianópolis-SC Brazil, Lucas developed a passion for soccer at a very young age. He dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player just like his father. Lucas started playing futsal at age 5 at ELASE, a traditional local sport club which he played for a few years, transitioning to field soccer later on, playing at B.B.F.A (Bola Branca Futebol Amador) and L.I.C (Lagoa Iate Club) which his father and older brother played for as well. While playing for the sport clubs Lucas also played regional and intercollegiate futebol from elementary to high school, competing against school teams from all over the Santa Catarina State. Lucas is a Grassroots U.S. soccer certified licensed coach. He also has a passion for surfing and martial arts, which he grew up practicing and competing in as well, and has worked in the area for over 20 years coaching and teaching martial arts to adults, kids , professionals and amateur fighters, before he joined CMFC. Lucas lives in Ross with his wife, his dog and two young daughters.
Corte Madera FC welcomed Adilson Moura in 2022. Coach Adilson started his career as a football player at the age of 12 on a team called Pequeninos do Jockey in São Paulo, Brazil. Adilson played his first competition playing against more than 30 teams and becoming the undefeated champion. At the age of thirteen, Adilson was integrated into the base category of São Paulo F.C. and then moved on to play with youth teams such as Palmeiras, Santos and Portuguesa. In 1997, Adilson signed his first professional contract, having played for several renowned teams in Brazil. Unfortunately in 2005, Adilson suffered an injury that ended his soccer career, however, this didn't deter him from being a part of soccer. As a former professional soccer player, he took his license to play in the youth and professional categories. Among the various clubs he became a coach and a technical coordinator. He coached youth teams of Santos Futebol Clube, known in Brazil as a source of training of high-level athletes. The two most recognized players, known around the world, the glorious Neymar, who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain, and Rodrigo, who plays for Real Madrid came from Santos. It is also worth mentioning that it was at Santos Futebol Clube where the best player in the world, King Pelé, emerged. In addition to coaching at Santos, Adilson played an important role in the formation of several athletes who today continue to play in great teams in Brazil, Europe and Asia. Adilson holds his Grassroots License with US Soccer.
Marcelio Ramos joined Corte Madera FC in 2022. A native of Brazil where he played bare feet on the streets as a little child, Marcelio grew up playing the game of Futsal in Brasilia. He moved to the United States in 1988 and since then has helped introduce Futsal in North California. Coach Marcelio helped Frank Bonardi, our club's president, start the Futsal League in Marin. He represented Di Buffala Futsal in various local, regional, National, and even International Futsal Tournaments in Brazil, Belgium and Holland. He played in all the leagues around San Francisco (1st Division), Marin Mayflower, Liga Latina and Papy League. Marcelio continues to play in the Over 40/50 leagues both in Marin and Berkeley. You will find Coach maMarcelio is still putting the ball in the back of the net! Marcelio lives in Berkeley with his wife and 3 grown kids. He has coached TPSL and MVSC for 17 years, boys and girls, ages 10 - 19. He also coached his son's U14's Mavericks team at the NPL level, and continued coaching the team even after his son graduated. Marcelio's last team was the Mavericks 05 Boys, taking them from Silver to State Premier in just 4 years. When Marcelio isn't playing soccer or coaching in Marin, you will find him running his Brazilian Summer Soccer Camp for kids in Berkeley or his Brazilian 8x8 Berkeley Soccer League for adults. Marcelio is happy to be back at the Town Park where he first played soccer in 1988.
Eden Jacobsen is new to California and Corte Madera. She grew up loving and playing soccer in Utah. She played for La Roca FC, a local club. Under head coach Pancho Ovalle, her team won several state cups, regionals, Disney Show Case in Orlando, and other big name tournaments. She continued her career at the University of Utah where she competed at the highest level in one of the best conferences in the country. While attending school, she studied communications and health. Upon graduation, she spent time in the NWSL, with the Washington Spirit. Eden has loved sharing her passion for soccer with the youth. She has had opportunities to coach teams and individuals at camps, clinics, practices, and private trainings. She is excited to continue on her coaching path with Corte Madera.