US Soccer Hall of Fame Nominee Thomas Dooley Joins South Coast Bayern

Huntington Beach, CA, July 14, 2009 --( South Coast Bayern Futbol Club, the premier international youth soccer organization in Orange County California, today announced the appointment of two-time World Cup player and former U.S. National Soccer team captain Thomas Dooley to the new position of Player Development Program Manager. Mr. Dooley, a former MLS All-Star with the Columbus Crew, will lead the club’s ambitious vision to take American youth club soccer to the next level. Mr. Dooley will focus on the development and preparation of the club’s most capable players to continue their soccer careers at the college, professional, and international levels.

“We are privileged and honored to have such an internationally experienced and brilliant soccer mind join the South Coast Bayern family,” commented club president Marissa Pena. “With Mr. Dooley’s leadership, we look forward to providing our best South Coast Bayern players the support and preparation to realize their dreams of continuing their soccer careers beyond youth club and high school competition,” added Pena.

Mr. Dooley will also continue to reinforce and enhance the clubs training philosophies and techniques. He will work to instill and reinforce the discipline and precision that shaped and influenced his early career in the German professional leagues and which ultimately led to his team’s Bundesliga and UEFA Cup titles. South Coast Bayern Director of coaching, Vishtasp “Coach V” Farhadi could not be more delighted with the addition of Dooley to the team. “For such an accomplished and experienced player and coach like Thomas Dooley to join our club is a tremendous opportunity for us. Our kids will benefit so much from his influence and presence,” Coach V commented.

For additional information on Mr. Thomas Dooley and his new role as Player Development Program Manager with South Coast Bayern, please see the club website at:

South Coast Bayern
Marissa Pena, Club President
(714) 983-1940