2017 Women's Soccer Coaches
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Robin Hart

Head Coach 1st season

Bio

Menlo College Women's Soccer has a new face at the helm as Robin Hart has been tabbed as the 8th head coach in program history. Hart comes to Menlo after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at NCAA Div. II Sonoma State University where she helped the team to a CCAA regular season championship in 2015 and a runner-up finish in 2016.

In addition to her most recent duties at Sonoma State, Hart was the Head Coach of the Santa Rosa United Soccer Club and also as an Assistant Coach for the Region IV Olympic Development Program. Prior to these positions, Hart was an assistant coach at her Alma Mater, San Francisco State University, for three seasons and also served as the Head Coach of the East Bay United Soccer Club for six seasons.

In addition to having an extensive coaching background, Hart enjoyed a tremendous collegiate playing career, playing two seasons for the SF State Gators back in 2007 and 2008, earning All-CCAA Second Team honors and All-CCAA First Team accolades, respectively, as well as spending two seasons at CSU Bakersfield.

As a senior and team captain at SFSU in 2008, Hart led the team in goals (9) and points (20), propelling the Gators to a 12-7-3 record and appearances in the CCAA Championship and NCAA Division II Championship Tournaments.  For her NSCAA All-West Region First Team efforts that season, Hart was voted as the Gators' Most Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year.

Not only was she a standout on the pitch, but she excelled in the classroom as well, receiving ESPN the Magazine/Academic All-District VIII College Soccer Division First Team Award honors that season.  In the spring in 2009, Hart graduated from San Francisco State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. She is currently pursuing a Master's of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University – Irvine.

Hart, a native of San Francisco, possesses a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma and a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National C License.

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Jacob Pickard

Assistant Coach 1st season

Bio

Jacob Pickard was the first assistant chosen by head coach Robin Hart for the 2017 season. Pickard comes to the Oaks from University of San Francisco where he spent two seasons as the team's goalkeepers coach. Prior to his time at USF he was an assistant women's soccer coach at Cañada College for a pair of seasons.

Pickard has been coaching locally in the South Bay, East Bay and Peninsula for the last 16 years. Most recently, Pickard spent seven years coaching in the Mountain View/Los Altos Soccer Club and during that time also worked with their sister club, Sunnyvale Alliance SC, for 2 1/2 years. Most recently he has been an Assistant Scout for the US Soccer Federation's Youth National Program and a Goalkeeper Coach of San Ramon FC's Women's Premier Soccer team.

From 2007-12, Pickard worked as a staff coach with the Cal-North Olympic Development Program. In his final year, he led the '98 boys state team to the final of the ODP Region IV Championships in Arizona.

Prior to joining the Dons, Pickard coached high school soccer for 11 years, with his final position being head coach of the boys varsity team at Menlo-Atherton High School from 2006-2015. In his nine years at Menlo-Atherton, Pickard amassed a 103-53-27 record and received coach of the year honors from the San Jose Mercury News and Palo Alto Daily News.

Pickard has also served as a technical director with the Milpitas Youth Soccer Club and president of the North Valley Youth Soccer League. He was previously the goalkeeping director of the San Carlos United Soccer Club as well as an assistant coach with the women's team at Cañada College in Redwood City. He is currently the girls' varsity head coach at Leland High School in San Jose and a staff coach with the Peninsula Youth Soccer Club.

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Kyle Hagenburger

Assistant Coach 2nd season

Bio

Kyle Hagenburger began playing soccer in his native San Diego when he was young. He played college soccer at Redlands and began his coaching career at 20 years old as the Assistant Varsity Coach at his high school alma mater, Saint Augustine, where he helped lead the Saints to CIF Championship victories in 2003 and 2006. Kyle was a staff coach with Crusaders Soccer Club from 2003 to 2011. In 2009, he founded a brand new high school soccer program at King-Chavez Community High School in San Diego and was the Director and Boys Varsity Head Coach of the program through 2013 where they won 3 consecutive league titles. During the 2013-2014 college soccer season, Kyle served as the Assistant Coach of the men’s soccer team at Southwestern College in Chula Vista. They won the PCAC Championship. From 2013 to 2015, Kyle was Soccer Program Director and Boys Varsity Head Coach at Crawford High School in San Diego taking the program to its first-ever CIF final in 2013. He is also serving as Assistant Coach at San Diego Christian College and served as College Coordinator for San Diego United Futbol Club. Kyle was also a staff coach at San Diego United. Kyle is currently living in San Francisco and teaching at Aspire Phoenix Academy in East Palo Alto, where he is also the school’s Athletic Director and Head Varsity Coach for the boys soccer team.

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Allison Hadidian

Assistant Coach 1st season

  • Alma Mater
    Sonoma State

Bio

A 2016 Sonoma State Graduate, Allison Hadidian who will serve as the team's goalkeepers coach in 2017. Hadidian holds the record for most career wins at Sonoma State, and did so despite transitioning to a field position for her junior season. She was named the All-CCAA Tournament keeper in 2013 and finished her career with an impressive 17 total shutouts. She is a native of San Jose. 

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Victor Brankovich

Asst. Performance Coach 1st season