We are very happy to announce that we have hired long-time Eclipse coach, John Nakanishi, as the club’s new Director of Coaching. He has already been working behind the scenes for a couple of months to have our staff ready to provide a terrific experience to the players. John is in his ninth year with Eclipse and 20th year of coaching. In addition to Eclipse, John has coached at PHMSA, Walnut Creek Soccer Club, Heritage Soccer Club, and College Park High School. He also coached the Hayward High School varsity girls who he led to their first league title in 34 years. John holds multiple high-level coaching diplomas, including the United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma, National Diploma and 11v11 Diploma, AYSO National Certificate, USSF National D License, and goalkeeping coaching diplomas from United Soccer Coaches and CYSA. He has five years previous experience as a coach instructor/administrator before working with Eclipse, was our U11-U14 Girls Director for three years, and also worked as a Coach Mentor for Eclipse. The coaching staff was thrilled with the news and is looking forward to working with John toward our best year yet!