IVC Men's Soccer Coaching Staff
Martin McGrogan - Head Coach
It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the Irvine Valley College men's soccer program. As always, we have two major goals. First, to help our student athletes achieve their educational goals, and second, to play competitive soccer. At IVC, we understand that long after the drama of victory and defeat have been forgotten, your education has not.
With that in mind, we continually strive to emphasize the importance of education to our student athletes. We have been fortunate to have many of our student athletes transfer to four-year institutions (several with athletic scholarships) such as UC Irvine, University of Denver, University of Portland, Cal State Bakersfield, Cal State Fullerton, Cal Lutheran, Chapman, Concordia, Cal State Los Angeles, UC Santa Barbara and Vanguard, just to name a few.
In addition to the student athletes who have continued their educational goals, we have also had two players who played professional soccer in Major League Soccer: Brad Wilson (Los Angeles Galaxy), and Ryan Tinsley (Kansas City Wizards and Chicago Fire). IVC has also been represented in the professional indoor soccer league by Matt West (Anaheim Splash). West, who went on to play for the Utah Blitz in the USISL, is now the successful head coach of the Mater Dei High girls soccer program.
We sincerely hope that this year's team can continue in this tradition.
As in any endeavor, there are many people who we have to thank for their continued support of the men's soccer program. Our deepest gratitude goes out to Dr. Phil Stanley, IVC's founding athletic director, former athletic director Aracely Mora, trainers Janet Olsen and Devin Adams, counselor Sheryl Kempkes, equipment manager Andrew Alhadeff, sports information director Brent Shaver, former assistant coach Clyde Best, former assistant coach and current supporter Jovan Stojanovsky, current assistant Peter Carey, former assistant coach and new women's head coach Joe Supe and athletic director and dean Keith Shackleford.
Lastly, I would like to thank all of the student athletes who have taken pride in representing the Irvine Valley College Lasers in the program's existence. They have all shown class on and off the playing field. May they always achieve their goals.
Alex Zotinca - Assistant Coach
Peter Carey - Assistant Coach
Peter Carey is in his third year with the Irvine Valley men's soccer program. Peter is currently also the program director and boys head varsity coach at San Juan Hills High School.
And he is the club director for the California Premier League and Capistrano F.C. club programs.
He coached boys soccer at Capistrano Valley High School from 2008-2011, was the Capistrano Valley Christian girls varsity head coach from 2077-2008 and has also worked at the Chivas USA Academy and with the San Juan Soccer League.
He holds a USSF National C, NFHS and NSCAA Level 6 coaching licenses.
Peter continues to play soccer, competing in the San Juan Capistrano League men's open first division and the Irvine Soccer League men's open division. He played club soccer and high school soccer in Orange County, starring at San Clemente High.
John Roland - Assistant Coach
John Roland is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Irvine Valley men's soccer program. John is also the boys head coach at University High School in Irvine.
He is also the FC Blades Boys Director for the under-14 to under-19 teams, Cal South's Olympic Development Program Coach and owner and director for Coerver Soccer Academy.
John holds his USSF National C license.
He was previously an assistant coach for the women's team at Golden West College, an assistat for the Newport Harbor High boys team, head coach at the North Huntington Beach Futbol Club and president and club director for the Orange County Kings soccer club.
His teams have won multiple championships.