Press Release

LA Galaxy Name Shaun Tsakiris as LA Galaxy Academy U-17 Head Coach

LOS ANGELES (Friday, Sept. 16, 2022) – The LA Galaxy today announced that the club has named Shaun Tsakiris as the LA Galaxy Academy’s U-17 Head Coach and Director of Individual Development Programs and Ian Feuer as the LA Galaxy Academy’s Director of Goalkeeping. Additionally, the LA Galaxy Academy announced its technical staff for the 2022-23 season. 

“Shaun is a great addition to the Academy staff that we have assembled for the 2022-23 season,” said LA Galaxy Director of Methodology and Development Michael Muñoz. “The Academy staff shows the ambition that we have in driving youth development in this country. It is diverse, ambitious and they are experts in their age groups that will push the teams and individual players to be the best version of themselves on and off the field.”

Tsakiris, 43, who holds a U.S. Soccer “A” coaching license, serves as the assistant coach for the United States U-20 Men’s Youth National Team that qualified for the 2023 U-20 FIFA World Cup in Indonesia. The San Jose, Calif., native was previously the head coach of the USMNT’s U-16’s from 2016-18, and served as the Technical Director for Los Gatos United. 

Prior to his coaching career, Tsakiris was drafted by the New England Revolution in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft following four collegiate seasons played at UCLA (1997-00), and played professionally for the Rochester Rhinos (2002-05) of the USL A-League. At the youth level, he represented the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria. 

Feuer is the goalkeeper coach for the LA Galaxy’s USL Championship affiliate LA Galaxy II and was formerly the Galaxy’s goalkeeper coach from 2006-13. The Las Vegas, Nev., native’s playing career included stints with English sides West Ham United, Wimbledon F.C. and Luton Town, in addition to two seasons in MLS with the New England Revolution in 1998 and the Colorado Rapids in 1999.

LA Galaxy Academy 2022-23 Technical Staff

  • LA Galaxy Director of Methodology and Development - Mike Muñoz
  • LA Galaxy Academy Senior Manager – William Bizzaro
  • LA Galaxy Academy Director of IDP’s, U-17 Head Coach – Shaun Tsakiris
  • LA Galaxy Academy Director of Goalkeeping, LA Galaxy II Goalkeeper Coach – Ian Feuer
  • LA Galaxy Academy U-19 Head Coach – Juninho 
  • LA Galaxy Academy U-15 Head Coach – Benoit David
  • LA Galaxy Academy U-14 Head Coach – Jay Gomez 
  • LA Galaxy Academy U-13 Head Coach – Sam Al-Basith
  • LA Galaxy Academy U-12 Head Coach – Jean Pierre Mujica
  • LA Galaxy Academy Performance Coach – Carlos Gomez
  • LA Galaxy Academy Goalkeeping Coach – Jonathyn Lomeli
  • LA Galaxy Academy Athletic Trainer – Ricky Martinez
  • LA Galaxy Academy Athletic Trainer – Julius Murphy
  • LA Galaxy Academy Athletic Trainer – Pablo Fontora
  • LA Galaxy Academy Dietician – Erica Capellino 
  • LA Galaxy Academy Administration Coordinator – Alex Moreno 
  • LA Galaxy Academy Equipment Coordinator – Tony Hernandez 

For more information on the LA Galaxy Academy’s Technical Staff, click here.