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John DeMartini

College Pathways Director

John DeMartini leads the SF Elite college pathway program in addition to supporting girls teams across the club. John is also SF Elite SC’s Head coach for our Womens Premier Soccer League (WPSL) team.

John was named head women's soccer coach at San Francisco State ahead of the 2021 season and found success with that squad. The Gators went 6-3-2 in CCAA play and DeMartini was named CCAA Coach of the Year. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach for the 2019 season and was a volunteer assistant in 2018. That season, the regionally-ranked Gators secured the No. 4 seed in the CCAA Championships, marking the program's first postseason appearance since 2010. In his second season, the Gators were hampered by injuries that saw him use 15 different lineups in 18 matches.


DeMartini's coaching extensive coaching résumé includes stints at Sacramento State, Pacific, and Stanislaus State. He also coaches for collegiate camp staffs at Cal, Notre Dame, Pitt, Santa Clara, and Stanford, and has previously worked camps at UC Santa Barbara. He coached professionally in the Women's Premier Soccer League from 2001-03 as an assistant coach for Elk Grove Pride.


The veteran soccer coach also brings over 20 years of club coaching experience, having coached for San Joaquin Stanislaus Futbol Club; Elk Grove United Soccer Club; San Juan Soccer Club in Folsom, California; Sereno Soccer Club in Phoenix; and Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club.


DeMartini has an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, an NSCAA National Diploma, an NSCAA Advanced Regional certification, NSCAA goalkeeper 1 and 2 licenses, and USSF D, E, and F licenses. In addition to his extensive soccer résumé, DeMartini has a background as a gourmet chef.

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