It is with great pleasure that we welcome Ali Skogrand, Nelson Medina, and Pedram Mahinpey to the DLVSC Girls Coaching Staff!
We have assembled an amazing group of coaches with a combination of experience and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge that will ensure that our players continue to develop and enjoy their soccer in every program in our club.
Ali brings a wealth of experience, passion, and leadership to our girls program. She holds an M.A. in Sports Administration and has over 8 years of collegiate, high school, and club coaching experience.
Ali played in college for SBU, professionally in Sweden with Västerås BK30 and Semi-Pro in Seattle and Fresno.
Medina has an extensive and successful career as a youth soccer coach. He has over 27 years of coaching experience and has led teams to 14 USYSA National Series State Cup Championships in Cal-South, Nevada, and Arkansas. He also led an Arkansas team to a Region III League Championship. Medina was voted Arkansas High School 7A West Conference Coach of the Year and Arkansas Gazette Media Coach of the Year in 2013. Medina is a former US Youth National Team Player. He participated in the 1987 FIFA U17 World Cup in Canada.
Pedram Mahinpey has over two decades of collegiate, high school, and club coaching experience. He has extensive experience as a director and full-time technical club coach. He has led teams to multiple state championships and won several regional championships. He was a state runner-up in 2007 and a high school national runner-up in 1999. Most importantly, Mahinpey enjoys building relationships with players, teaching them the game of soccer and helping them develop. Throughout his coaching career, he has coached and helped many players reach collegiate and professional levels.