Our Coaches

Francis Gangle - ABC Director


Our son, Jeffrey, has trained with Coach Jimmy Maher for over two years and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Coach Maher has put together an excellent training regiment of soccer and fitness and has presented our son with numerous opportunities in which to participate in order to improve his game. We have continued to see Jeffrey’s game improve over the past two years and while the training is hard, our son can’t wait until the next session. Most importantly, Coach Maher has reinforced a “hard work and dedication” attitude and explained what type of opportunities this attitude and work ethic will lead to. He explains and reinforces this to the player and we have already begun to see some of these opportunities come Jeffrey’s way and look forward to many more as the training continues and his game improves. Jeffrey has enjoyed every minute of his training with Coach Maher and we highly recommend him to anyone who truly wants to improve their game.
-Marc and Ashley Petroski

Played at California State University Bakersfield 1990-1993

B.A. Philosophy

B.A. Religious Studies

CYSA-S E level Coaching License

Coached 11 years Varsity Boys High School Soccer 1994-2005 Kern High School District

Coached 8 years Varsity High School Track and Field 1997-2005 Kern High School District

Coached 15 years Boys and Girls Club Soccer, 1991-2006, CYSA-S Soccer Leagues

Director of Coaching Bakersfield Alliance Soccer Club 2004-2006

Certified Personal Trainer 2010 to Present

CrossFit Level 1 Certificate 2011 to Present

1990 CIF Central Section Player of the Year

2003 CIF Central Section Coach of the Year