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Board of Directors

Executive Board

Benjamin Ziemer

President

A founding member of NorCal Premier Soccer, Benjamin has coached at the club, collegiate and national levels and is currently head coach for Sacramento Republic's U18 men's team. His playing experience spans 10 years and includes US Amateur and International team(Germany) assignments. Benjamin holds a National 'A' license.

bziemer@norcalpremier.com

Shawn Blakeman

VP Business Development

A founding member of NorCal Premier Soccer, Shawn is currently the Technical Director for Sacramento United and holds a National 'A' license. A former IMG Academy Staff Coach and Director of Coaching for the El Dorado United Soccer Club, Shawn began an 11-year professional career at age 17 with the San Jose Earthquakes, followed by a four-year stint in West Germany. He played professionally in the US until 1999.

sblakeman@norcalpremier.com

Paolo Bonomo

Vice President

pbonomo@norcalpremier.com

RAC Elected Officers

Rick Fullerton

Mill Valley Soccer Club's Director of Coaching and Player Development, Rick played at Yale University and began his coaching career with UC Berkeley's men's team. Holding a National 'A' license as well as a NSCAA Premier and USSF national Youth licenses, Rick is a former Region IV ODP Staff Coach and Marin FC Director of Coaching.

fullertonsoccer@yahoo.com

Paul O'Brien

Currently Placer United's Director of Soccer Operations, Paul has played and coached both in the US and abroad, most recently with the Irish Women's National Team in 2015/16. Holding a National 'B' license as well as NSCAA Premier and Goal Keeping diplomas, Paul's administrative and coaching experience spans nearly 30 years.

pobrien4230@gmail.com

Tom Ginocchio

With 20 years of youth coaching experience, Tom is currently the Director of Coaching for Walnut Creek Soccer Club. His background includes playing and coaching for Saint Mary's College, US Amateur playing experience, and coaching the Acalanes High School varsity team. Tom holds a National 'B' license as well as a NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma.

wcstrikers@yahoo.com