Paul Sapsford, Head CoachHead Coach Paul Sapsford

Paul Sapsford brings a wealth of coaching experience from his time at Stanford University, Saint Mary’s College and as State Director of Coaching for Northern California.

"One of my objectives is to help student-athletes graduate from LPC and transfer to a 4-year school to achieve their athletic and academic goals." says Coach Sapsford. "Also, my coaching philosophy is significantly influenced by Dr. Carol Dweck, and I will utilize these principles so student-athletes achieve their potential at LPC and beyond."

His coaching career highlights include:

  • 2002 Soccer America "Coach of the Year"
  • 2007 California Pacific Conference "Coach of the Year"

Sapsford coached collegiate soccer in the UK and Australia, as well as professional clubs in the UK. Since moving to the U.S., he has attained the USSF 'A' License and NSCAA Premier Coaching License.

Academically, Sapsford studied Sport Science at Saint Mary's University College, London, and has post-graduate degrees in Physical Education (Exeter University, UK) and Kinesiology (Saint Mary's College of California). He has collaborated on research published in the Journal of Sport Sciences, and has presented at Bay Area Sport Psychology Conferences, JFK University and the Saint Mary's College Graduate Kinesiology Colloquium.

Assistant Coaches

Hervi Rualo


Hervi brings a wealth of knowledge from decades of coach education in California, as well as an exceptional playing career. Between 1969-72 he received 38 caps representing the Philippines National & Olympic teams, and played professionally in the Phillippines between 1967-70. He has served the California Youth Soccer Association since 1991, delivering countless US Soccer Federation D and E Licenses, as well as the Olympic Deleveopment Program. Hervi has been a coach of the Ajax United Soccer club since 1976.