Fernando Light

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Coaching Experience

Palo Alto Soccer Club Coach 5 years (2013-present)


Head Coach Gunn Boys High school 5 years (2013-17)


Stanford Soccer Club Coach boys/girls

Stanford Eclipse, Earthquakes, Meteors, Microburst



Assistant Coach Stanford Earthquakes

(Jan 2007 - Jul 2012)


USSF D license


Head Coach Stanford Earthquakes Soccer Camp (2002- 2007)


National Federation of High School Athletics Completed Courses – Fundamentals of Coaching


Concussion Protocol – Sudden Cardiac Arrest


SafeSport Trained


Collegiate Soccer Athlete (Foothill College)


Club Coach 15 years (Stanford/Palo Alto)


San Jose State BA in Psychology 


Focus on Sports Psychology/Child Psychology


Deans List of students (SJSU)

Goal – To improve players technical abilities, making them more confident on the field. Creating a team atmosphere , making the soccer experience fun and competitive for all.

David Light

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Coaching Experience:


- Cupertino High School Boys’ Varsity Soccer Head Coach (2019- Present)


- US Soccer C Coaching License


- Stanford Soccer Club 010 Boys Black (Ice), Stanford Soccer Club 08 Boys Red (Landslide) and 09 Boys (Frostbite). 


- Red Star Soccer Club 012 Boys Red, and Red Star 09 Boys White. 


- Head Coach for Gunn High School Boys F/S (JV).  (2017-2019)


- Co-Coach Gunn Boys F/S (2013-2016)


- Stanford University Men’s JR. Elite Soccer Camp (Summer 2019)


- Stanford University Women’s JR. Elite Soccer Camp (Summer 2019)


- World United Futsal Academy Coach (Winter 2018)


- AFC Fiorentina Method (Basic)


- US Soccer 11v11 Formations and Systems of Play 


Playing Experience:


- Stanford Earthquakes, Gunn High School, Foothill College, Canada College, San Jose State University.




- B.A.  San Jose State University - Magna Cum Laude (3.85 GPA)


Goal:  To help players develop on and off the field, and to be a positive role model. I have a player-centered approach, and I aspire to create a team/group environment that is inspiring, informative, and positive!