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East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club

East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club

Coaching Staff

The East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club strives to offer quality coaches throughout the club, regardless of a team’s age or level of play. Potential coaches will go through an application process (including a background check) and an interview process to ensure the club is hiring the right kind of coaches and, more importantly, the right kind of people. Coaches will be trained and evaluated on a regular basis to ensure that our coaches are improving as well as our players. Since the East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club has boys and girls teams, the club also regularly has male and female coaches on staff.

All Eclipse coaches commit to the Eclipse Philosophy, which is a coaching style that puts the development of the kids as players and as people at the forefront of all decisions. We want the kids to enjoy their time at the field, while they improve their skills. A coach has the ability to have a major positive impact on the life of a child they are coaching, and our coaches take this responsibility seriously.

The East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club focuses on having players experience a variety of coaches, as opposed to only a single coach. This allows for players and teams to experience and learn from a variety of coaching styles. Different coaches have varying strengths and weaknesses, so having a staff available to all teams will also allow for different issues within a player or team to be spotted, corrected and improved. All teams have a head coach assigned to them, which allows for the teams to form a sense of familiarity with their head coach. The assigned coach is present at all practices and games for their team with other coaches and/or directors there to help.

Shane Carney - Executive Director (Complete Bio for Shane

Shane founded Eclipse in 2010 and has been the director since its inception. He has 22 years experience coaching youth club soccer players and has received more than 80 certifications in the areas of coaching soccer, child development, and player safety. He coached the Varsity Boys Soccer team at Campolindo for nine total years, where he won more titles than the program had in its previous 40+ years combined. He grew up in Lafayette and attended Burton Valley, Stanley and Campolindo.

Jose Diaz Mercado - Director of Operations 

After a very successful 2021 in the role of Operations Manager, Jose Diaz Mercado has been promoted to a larger role for 2022 - Director of Operations. He will work directly with the club's Executive Director, Club Administrator, and coaching staff to ensure the club's operations continue to run smoothly and constantly improve. Jose was a three-year varsity soccer captain for Alhambra High School. During his time there, he was named to the All-DVAL First Team in 2015-16. He also played club soccer locally for 12 years. He began his coaching career running soccer camps and clinics for his church. He ran the Campolindo High School Boys Soccer Program for a season and is currently back coaching their JV team and assistant coaching varsity. Outside of the soccer world, he worked for Las Lomas High School as a Campus Supervisor. This is his fourth year with Eclipse.

Jessica Grilli - Club Administrator 

Jessica Grilli joins us in a new club position as the Club Administrator. She will provide logistical and administrative support throughout the club's operations. She will also oversee and support our team managers. She has been involved with Eclipse for 11 years when her daughter joined the club in the Future Eclipse program. Jessica has four children actively involved in youth sports, all of whom have grown up playing soccer for Eclipse. Prior to joining us, she had extensive experience in Operations Management and Client Services, as well as, sat on the Orinda Baseball Association board from 2017-21.  Jessica has been a team manager for over a decade and has actively served on the Eclipse board since Fall 2019.

2022 Coaches


Interested in Coaching for Eclipse? If you are an experienced coach who believes in the Eclipse philosophy, send your resume and statement of interest to [email protected]


East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club
346 Rheem Blvd #210 
Moraga, California 94556

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