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Welcome to De Anza Men's Soccer

2 State Championships
9 State Soccer Final Four appearances
22 Coast Conference Championships
26 All-Americans - National Soccer Coaches Association of America
28 All-West - National Soccer Coaches Association of America
2001 California Community College Athletics Association Scholar Team
De Anza Soccer History - 633 wins, 211 losses, 140 ties in 47 years

Mens Soccer Team in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts

Coaches: Rusty Johnson and Roheet Sen

Office: PE-51g

E-mail Address: 

Phone: (408) 864-8744

Head Coach - Rusty Johnson

Rusty is a full-time kinesiology instructor and will enter his 4th season at the helm of the De Anza Dons Men's Soccer program in 2017. Rusty came to De Anza College after spending 10 years coaching at his alma mater, Santa Clara University. During his tenure at Santa Clara, Rusty worked with several current professional players, such as, Mehdi Ballouchy, Jide Ogunbiyi, Jalil Anibaba, Stephen McCarthy, and Erik Hurtado. In addition, Rusty has worked with many former MLS standouts, like Joe Cannon, Ryan Cochrane, Amaechi Igwe, Erik Ustruck, Eric Denton, Steve Cronin, Peter Lowry, Kevin Klasila, Larry Jackson, and Matt Marquess. Working with players of this caliber gives Rusty the perspective needed to promote and develop players to the top levels of the game.

Rusty is also very involved in the community, working with several clubs in the area with their teams and goalkeepers.  Rusty has served as Goalkeeping Director for the De Anza Force and the De Anza Force Academies, as well as Tri-Valley SC.  This included 2 years as the head coach for the Santa Cruz Breakers Academy in Aptos, CA.  Currently, Rusty is coaching for the Almaden Football Club in San Jose, CA.

As a player at Santa Clara University, Rusty was part of a team that played in two College Cup's in a row (1998 & 1999). In 1999, Rusty played in the National Championship game televised on ESPN, losing 1-0 to the eventual champions, Indiana. Rusty's name still sits at the top end of many of the Santa Clara record books in, career shutouts (24), goals against average (.79), and consecutive shutout minutes (526:14).

1st Assistant Coach - Roheet Sen

Roheet Sen played at De Anza in 2005 & 2006. He has been a very successful coach in the Central Valley Soccer Club, which has merged with the San Jose Earthquakes, allowing Roheet opportunities to help with their prestigious academy.  Roheet has coached for many years at Branham High School, and in 2015, was named the Head Coach at Leland High School.  In 2017 Roheet took on the role as the director of recruiting, and is very active in working with college coaches and placing players from his club teams as well as the De Anza team with quality programs.

Coach Emeritus - Kulwant Singh 

After a 6-year absence, Kulwant returned to oversee the Men's Soccer Program in 2013. He is also the Director of Athletics at De Anza. Currently, he is the President of NATYCAA.

Kulwant has helped the program win 11 conference championships in 17 years, been in the playoffs every year, go deep in the playoffs, and has won 2 state championships. His coaching record is 258 wins, 58 losses and 61 ties.

He has helped numerous students transfer to the university levels, many with academic and athletic scholarships.

Kulwant holds the prestigious US Soccer National "A" Coaching License as well as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier License. Additionally he has a Master's Degree in Kinesiology

Kulwant on two previous occasions been named National Coach of the Year. He has already been named to three Hall of Fame's for his coaching excellence.

The De Anza Soccer team's home field is one of the top soccer facilities in the country. Additional the new stadium facility has opened and will also host top soccer games and events. The new stadium field boasts seating for 3,000 people and has a video scoreboard. 

De Anza Alumni and Former Coaches involved in Soccer

Seth Alberico, Soccer Coach, MVLA Soccer Club

Chris Bobb, Coach, Alpine Strikers Soccer Club

Paul Bravo, Vice President of Soccer Operations and Technical Director, Colorado Rapids

Joel Denny, Soccer Coach, Pacific Soccer Academy, Los Gatos

Aliou Diallo, Head Boys Soccer Coach, St Lawrence Academy and Santa Teresa HS

Boubacar Diallo, Head Boys Soccer Coach, Evergreen Valley HS 

Demba Diallo, Head Boys Soccer Coach, Del Mar HS

Brian Hall, Manager of Referee Assessment and Training US Soccer

Kyle Holland, Former Assistant Soccer Coach, Cal State Dominguez Hills

Ray Iniguez,  Former Soccer Coach and Current Athletics Director, James Lick HS

Danny Kadah, Head Boy's Soccer Coach, Branham HS

Mark Landefeld, Technical Director, Almaden Soccer Club

Bryan Little, Soccer Coach, Almaden Soccer Club

Brian Mansell, Soccer Coach, Burlingame Soccer Club

Jeff Panos, Head Boys Soccer Coach, Serra HS

George Ramirez, Head Boy's Soccer Coach, Overfelt HS

Oscar Rodriguez, Former Assistant Soccer Coach, San Diego State

Chris Salcido,  Soccer Coach, De Anza Force Soccer Club

Marco Santillian, Soccer Coach, Santa Cruz Breakers Academy

Cesar Sanchez, Head Boy's Soccer Coach, Mitty HS

Matt Schembri, Former Head Boy's Soccer Coach, Westmont HS, Leigh HS

Gaspar Silveira, Head Men's Soccer Coach, West Valley College

Adriano Toni, Soccer Coach, MVLA Soccer Club

Luis Trejo, Assistant Soccer Coach San Jose State, Cal Poly SLO

Sean Worley, Head Men's Soccer Coach, Richland College

Roheet Sen, Head Boy's Soccer Coach, Leland High School

Juan Torres, Head Boy's Soccer Coach, Lincoln High School


Men's Soccer
Building: PE-51g

Contact: Rusty Johnson
Phone: 408.864.8744

Last Updated: 3/22/18