Coach Phillip Martin
Phillip Martin has been coaching young people of all ages across the country for over 20 years, enabling athletes to maximize their greatness and achieve their goals and dreams. Working with high level athletes across all facets of development and mentality, Phillip can help each and every athlete realize the full extent of their potential and maximize performance levels.
As a coach, Phillip has worked for notable clubs including FC Barcelona(CA) and Real So Cal United where he coached 2008 #1 MLS Draft pick Chance Myers, both privately and in team training. He has lead multiple boys and girls club teams ages ranging from U-10 to U-18 to National Cup Finals, State Cup Finals, League Cup Finals, and Dallas Cup competition. Phillip’s former players and private training clients (both male and female) have gone onto play for colleges including Stanford, UC Berkeley, Georgetown, Princeton, Maryland, Notre Dame, Rice and UCLA and more, as well as US National Team participation and MLS careers.
Phillip Martin began his soccer career under the tutelage of his father Everton Martin (Jamaican National Team Member, former Everton FC and Arsenal FC player and Harbor View veteran). He then played for six years under Hassan Nazari, the architect, originator and creator of the Dallas Texans. The Texans are often regarded as America’s best club, consistently ranking #1 nationally. Hassan himself has won more National Championships than any other club coach in America. Notable alumni who have played under Nazari include Clint Dempsey, Omar Gonzales, Nick Garcia and Lee Nguyen. In addition, Phillip was a school-boy trainee at Ajax of Amsterdam and Paris Saint-Germain F.C., as well as a National Team pool member from 1988- 1992.
Phillip went on to earn a scholarship to UCLA where he played under Coach Sigi Schmid. In his tenure at UCLA, Schmid became one of the most successful collegiate coaches of all time, winning three national championships and accumulating a record of 322 wins 63 ties and 33 losses (Sigi Schmid is also the winningest coach in MLS history, having won 11 major titles, including two MLS Cups and is the current head coach of the LA Galaxy). Phillip was a four-year letterman at UCLA and Final Four participant. His teammates include: Brad Friedel (goal keeper in the English Premiere League for 21 years, USMNT Olympic and World Cup player, former USMNT U-19 head coach, current head coach for the New England Revolution), Ante Razov (second on the MLS all-time scoring chart, MLS cup winner and current Seattle Sounders assistant coach), Joe Max Moore (National Soccer Hall of Fame member), Frankie Hejduk (two-time World Cup participant and LA Galaxy player), Greg Vanney (current head coach of Toronto FC), Jorge Salcedo (current head coach of UCLA Men's soccer team), Paul Radcliffe (current director of Stanford UniversityWomen’s Soccer) and many more.
In addition, Phillip played for the Jamaican U-23s in Olympic Qualifying before retiring as a player due to a knee and back injury.