Zak Ibsen

DIRECTOR OF COACHING

Zak is the Director of Coaching at WSC Crush and is also head coach for the WSC affiliated Breakers Academy teams.

 

Credentials: USSF "A" License

 

Coaching Experience:

 

  • San Jose State University Men’s Soccer: 2017- 2018 • Assistant Coach 

  • University of California Berkeley: 2003-2009 • Assistant Coach 

  • University of California Santa Cruz: 2003-2007 • Assistant Coach  

 

Professional Playing Experience:

  • Major League Soccer: 1996-2003

    • San Jose Earthquakes: 2001-2003

    • Los Angeles Galaxy: 1999-2001

    • Chicago Fire: 1998

    • FC Dallas: 1996-1997

    • New England Revolution: 1996 

  • Argentina: 1995 -  Colon de Santa Fe

  • German Bundesliga: 1993-1995

    • Vfl Bochum

    • FC Saarbruecken

    • Rot-Weiss Erfurt

     

International Playing Experience – U.S. National Teams:

  • Under 20 National Team

  • USA Olympic Team - Barcelona 1992

  • USA Senior National Team - 14 Caps

 

Key Accomplishments:

  • 2 MLS Cup Championships - Chicago Fire 1998 & San Jose Earthquakes 2001

  • 1 US Open Cup Championship - Chicago Fire 1998

  • 1 CONCACAF Champions League Championship - LA Galaxy 2001

  • NCAA National Championship - UCLA 1990

  • McGwire Cup Under 19 National Championship – North Huntington Beach Untouchables

  • USA National Beach Soccer Team – Team Captain 2009-2011

 

Education:

  • B.A. University of California Los Angeles, Political Science & International Relations

  • CA K-12 Single Subject Teaching Credential – Physical Education

  • Master’s Degree in Education - Teacher Leadership

  • USSF NATIONAL A-YOUTH LICENSE

  • USSF NATIONAL B COACHING LICENSE #27836

  • Fluent English, Spanish, German: speaking, understanding, reading, writing