Coaching Staff of Santa Cruz Soccer Camp

Our dedicated coaching staff is a dynamic combination of soccer players and educators. Our staff is trained in the art of positive disciple and our SCSC-developed philosophy of 'learning though enjoyment'. The majority of our staff are graduates of our very own Leadership Program , and most have attended camp as youth. Our two Directors are both Credentialed teachers, and many of our coaches work or volunteer within Santa Cruz City and Pajaro Valley Unified School Districts. Staff members attend training sessions leading up to the summer where they learn group instructional strategies as well as how to implement our curriculum of skill/drill/game.

Bill Trimpi


Bill has played soccer for over 50 years, including collegiate and semi-professional in the 1970s. Bill got his start at Santa Cruz Soccer Camp in the late 1980s, and became a co-owner in the late 90s. During the year, Bill is a special guest teacher for Pajaro Valley Unified School District, an instructor for Fitness for Life in Extended Learning for PVUSD, a consultant for the UCSC Master Teacher program, and a substitute teacher throughout the county. In 2000, he received the Youth Mentor Award for Santa Cruz County.

Katy Scowcroft


Katy attended Santa Cruz Soccer Camp in 1996 and 1997. She returned to SCSC in 2002 as an Assistant Coach, and became a Director in 2005. During the off-season, Katy teaches Second Grade at Gault Elementary School and plays soccer as much as possible! In the fall, she is Assistant Coach of Mission Hill middle school’s 6th and 7th grade girls’ soccer team.

Chris Nestlerode


Chris started working at Santa Cruz Soccer Camp in 2005 as an Assistant Coach. A few years later, he began taking on roles and responsibilities of Director. Chris currently teaches middle school science at Pacific Collegiate School, where he is Assistant Coach for the high school girls’ soccer team.

Dylan Vahradian

Assistant Director

Dylan has been a part of SCSC for over 15 years! Starting as a 5 year old camper, Dylan has risen through the ranks of camper, Leadership Development Program graduate, Volunteer, Assistant Coach and Head Coach. He is now learning the ‘behind the scenes’ aspect of camp as Assistant Director. Currently studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, Dylan will begin his Junior year at University of Portland in Fall ’14.