Shane Carney - Executive Director (Complete Bio for Shane) Shane founded Eclipse in 2010 and has been the director since its inception. He has 23 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, 2010 Girls Solar Jose Diaz Mercado has been Director of Operations since 2022. He works seamlessly with every facet of the club's 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 recently wrapped up 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 fifth year with Eclipse.
John Nakanishi - Director of Coaching John Nakanishi is in his ninth year with Eclipse and 20th year of coaching. He was hired as the club’s Director of Coaching in November 2022. 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, and goalkeeping coaching diplomas from United Soccer Coaches and CYSA. He has five years previous experience as a coach instructor/administrator and was our U11-U14 Girls Director for three years.
Jess Grilli - Club Administrator Jess Grilli has been our Club Administrator since 2022. She provides logistical and administrative support throughout the club's operations, oversees and supports our team managers and directly engages with our club families. She has been involved with Eclipse since 2011 when her daughter joined the club in the Future Eclipse program. Jess 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. Jess has been a team manager for over a decade and has actively served on the Eclipse board since Fall 2019.
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