COACH JESUS DE SANTIAGO

In line with our club’s philosophy of creating the best possible environment for our players, the selection and development of our coaching staff are of the utmost importance. We at Crusaders strive to provide our players with the best possible coaches to help them realize their potential not just as soccer players but as well as members of society.

Today we feature one of the best representatives of this philosophy, coach Jesus De Santiago. Read on and get to know what makes Coach De Santiago such an important member of our coaching staff.

COACHING ASSIGNMENT(S): G2011 Premier & G2013 Premier


COACHING LICENSES: USSF D License 


ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: NFHS High School Coaching Certification | First Aid Certified


COACHING EXPERIENCE: 

  • 2013 – 2015: El Cajon Matrix Girls Under 15 – Under 16
  • 2013 – 2016: Granite Hills High School Girls JV
  • 2015- 2016: Barcelona Cantera Girls Under 17
  • 2016 – 2017: Crusaders SC Girls 1998 Academy
  • 2017 – 2018: Crusaders SC Girls 2006 Red
  • 2018 – 2019: Crusaders SC 2006 Red & Girls 2010 Red
  • 2019 – 2020: Crusaders SC Girls 2010 Premier & Girls 2011 Premier
  • 2020 – Present: Crusaders SC Girls 2011 Premier & Girls 2013 Premier

  • PLAYER EXPERIENCE:
  • Boys Under 16 – Under 18: Hotspurs Soccer Club
  • 2002 – 2006: 4-Year Starter Varsity Soccer at El Cajon Valley High School
  • 2006 – 2008: Collegiate Soccer at Cuyamaca College

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE SOCCER PLAYER AND WHY?  Rafael Marquez from Mexico because of the leadership qualities he has and the legendary career he had from playing with Monaco & FC Barcelona to playing with the Mexican national team. His precision passing and the ability he has to be able to play a perfect 40-50 yard ball.


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT CRUSADERS SC? I have been coaching at Crusaders SC going on my fifth season.


COACHING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2014: Presidio League Champions Girls Under 16 (El Cajon Matrix)
  • 2015: Hotspurs Labor Day Champions Girls Under 17 (Barcelona Cantera)
  • 2016: Grossmont League Undefeated Champions (Granite Hills High School Girls JV)
  • 2018: Hotspurs Cup Finalists (Crusaders SC Girls 2010)
  • 2019: Memorial Day Super Cup Finalists (Crusaders Girls 2010)
  • 2019: San Diego Youth Soccer Spring League Finalists (Crusaders Girls 2010)
  • 2019: Hotspurs Cup Champions (Crusaders Girls 2010)
  • 2019: Hotspurs Labor Day Cup Finalists (Crusaders Girls 2011)
  • 2019: Presidio Soccer League Champions (Crusaders Girls 2010)
  • 2019: Coronado Holiday Cup Finalists (Crusaders Girls 2011)

BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT YOURSELF:  I am a graphic artist for a sports company in San Diego. I am a son, brother, uncle and soccer enthusiast who wants to help youth players develop their game. I love the game and want to strive to become a better coach every season.