The Celts soccer program is headed by Rob Kodama. For the past 18 years Coach Kodama has developed student athletes at Crespi Carmelite High School. There have been numerous players that have been high school Academic All-Americans, All-Americans, and Regional All-Americans. The Varsity Soccer team has received the National Soccer Coaches Association Academic Team award 10 of the last 12 years. Success on and off the field is the key to success in the soccer program.
The Celts are a member of the highly competitive Mission League and compete at the CIF Division I level. Crespi plays home games on campus on artificial turf. Coach Kodama has done a fine job of cultivating the talent in the soccer program over the years.
Several of the recent graduates have gone on to play at the college level (Harry Abraham - UC Santa Cruz, Kyle Berson – Georgia Southern University, Scott Boggs – Johnson and Wales University, Peter Bomar – California State University Northridge, Bill Busch – Brown University, Justin Canel – Santa Clara University, Taylor Canel (drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy) – University of California Los Angeles, Chris Cummings – University of California Los Angeles, Anthony Dapello – Chico State University, Steven Farenbaugh – Claremont McKenna College, Shane Fierst – California State University Northridge, Nicholas Gomez-Garcia – Wake Forrest, Brandon Ibarra – California State University Northridge, Ryan Lannutti – Chestnut Hill, Victor Mercado – Kansas Wesleyan, Chris Munoz - Ottowa University, Craig Nitti – Loyola Marymount University, Jeff Okerman – California State University Northridge, Mitchell Reyes – United States Air Force Academy, Lucas Van Patten – University of California Irvine, Eli Zamora – CSU Monterrey Bay, and Omar Zeenni – UC Davis.
The Crespi Carmelite Soccer program has an excellent coaching staff with years of soccer playing and coaching experience.
Varsity Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Rob Kodama
Assistants: Gil, Aguirre, Erick Balderrama '01, Ryan Casey '03, Chris Cummings '08
Junior Varsity Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Fernando Bautista
Assistant: Jawara Adisa-Farrar
Frosh/Soph Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Ali Mirzaei
Assistant: Mark Gabaya
Email Coach Kodama at email@example.com, or call his office at (818) 654-1310.