Breaking news
  1. Zest FC Women Announces New Affiliation with Japan’s First Division Club AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies
  2. Zest Held an Open Tryout For Upcoming USL PDL Season
  3. Zest FC Announced 2018 MLS/USL/International Pro Combine in San Diego
  4. Former Zest Player Brian Iloski Selected By Colorado Rapids
  5. San Diego Zest FC Partners with LA Galaxy San Diego

Technical Staff

Jaewoo Kim

Title: Head Coach

Country of Birth: South Korea

Coaching License: USSF “C”, KFA “C”

Coaching Experiences

  • Southern California Club Teams 2013
  • LA Galaxy San Diego: Carlsbad, CA, BU11 – 14, Head Coach 2014 
  • Lennox Academy: Lennox, CA, Assistant Coach 2013
  • Exiles Soccer Club: Los Angeles, CA, Assistant Coach 2013
  • SNP, KIMPO SOCCER CLUB Kimpo, Korea – Founder, Owner and Head Coach   2009 – 2011
  • Soccer Coach and Advisor 2008 – 2009

Playing Experiences

  • MOHA MEDAN SOCCER Dhaka, Bangledesh, Professional Soccer Player, Center Forward 2007 – 2008, Led the team to achieve second place in the Southeast Asia, Pro League; Score leader 
  • SUSAN SHI-CHUNG Choong Chung, South Korea, Professional Soccer Player, Center Forward 2004 – 2006, Member of the Korean National League

Jake Rowley

Title: Assistant Coach

Country of Birth: United Kingdom

Coaching License: USSF “D”

Coaching Experiences

  • LA Galaxy San Diego, Carlsbad, (Boys 2011, 2008, & 2005)
  • Challenger Sports, Los Angeles and Southern California
  • Bournemouth University, UK, (2nd Team Coach)
  • 4SportsUK, UK, (Primary School Sports Coach)
  • St.Peters School, UK, (Secondary School Sports Coach)

Playing Experiences

  • Chertsey Town FC:2007-2008
  • Egham Town FC: 2008-2009
  • Bournemouth University 1st Team: 2009-2012
  • England University Team: 2011
  • Bournemouth Poppies: 2010-2012
  • Blackfield & Langley FC: 2012-2015
  • Dorchester Town FC: 2015-2016

Takafumi Osako

Title: Director of International Scouting

Country of Birth: Japan

Coaching License: JFA “B”

General Managaer/Assistant Coach at FK ADRIA, Montenegrin Third Division

Coaching Experiences

  • Momoyama Gakuin University
  • Le Mans Football Club, French 2nd Division
  • AS Saint-Étienne, French 1st Division
  • Academy team of Scoala de fotbal Gica Popescu, Romania
  • FB Gulbene, Latvian 1st Division

Playing Experiences

  • Kagoshima Jitsugyo High School, Kagoshima, Japan – teammate of Yasuhito Endo and Daisuke Matsui
  • Momoyama Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan