Former Chivas USA and Cal State Fullerton player is now part of the Surf family. Anaheim Surf is proud to announce the hiring of Brent Whitfield. Brent will join Anaheim Surf Soccer Club as its’ Girls Youth Director and also coach the 2006 and 2000 girls’ teams.
“I joined Anaheim Surf because I want to provide every ounce of knowledge I have towards the players and coaching staff at Anaheim Surf. I wanted to challenge myself by taking on a higher role and to enhance that pursuit of excellence towards youth development and club professionalism.” Brent Whitfield
Brent has a vast array of playing and coaching experience that will be a tremendous asset to Anaheim Surf. Brent played four years at Cal State Fullerton where he earned all-conference honors during his junior and senior years’. He played professionally in the USL with the Seattle Sounders and in the MLS with Chivas USA during the 2006 season. He currently holds a National ‘B’ license and is currently on staff with the Olympic Development Program (ODP). He has coached at the professional, college, high school and club levels. He has coached in the NPSL with the Hollywood United FC and in the PDL as the head coach of the LA Legends. He has been an assistant coach at Cerritos College for the past three years. He has helped the women’s team attain a #1 National Ranking in two of the three years and the team has an overall record of 71-1-4. Brent is currently the girls’ varsity coach at Villa Park High School. His teams have achieved unprecedented success during his five years. They are perennial CIF play-off participants and are consistently ranked in the top ten in Orange County. Brent has also coached at some of the top clubs in southern California, most recently with Arsenal FC where he led his 2006 team to the semi-finals of state cup.
“Anaheim Surf has gained another outstanding coach in Brent Whitfield. His experience at the professional and college level will be a great asset to our club. He has shown over the years that he is an outstanding developer of players and teams. Brent will be involved in every facet of the development of our youth players on the girls’ side. We are excited to have Brent join our staff as the Girls Youth Director. ”
Anaheim Surf – Club Director