Craig McGill – Director of Coaching
USSF National “B” License
National Fitness License Level 1
Coach Craig grew up in Scotland playing soccer. He was chosen for the County Select Team and he was captain for Ferguslie Utd U21 when the team became Scottish Champions in. Craig has played professional soccer with the Scottish Division 2 Stenhousemuir Reserves and with Burgh Juniors.
Coach Craig has over 18 years of coaching experience. Coach Craig led La Jolla High School to become CIF Champions in 1997 and took Palomar College to the playoffs in 1997 and 1998. He coached club soccer in New Jersey and San Diego before joining the Poway Vaqueros in 2000. Craig has coached both boys and girls teams, taking them to high levels of competition. His numerous accomplishments with Poway include: Presidio League champions at Premier Elite, Premier, AAA, and AA-A levels; Premier Champions undefeated; National Cup Semi-finalists; ODP ’93-Girls State and Regional Champions (undefeated); Gothia Cup (international tournament) playoffs (lost in PKs); and finalists at Nomads and NHB tournaments, as well as others. Coach Craig was instrumental in bringing a USL U20 mens team to Poway to successfully compete in the Super-20 League. Craig became a Director of Coaching in 2005.
Coach Craig achieves success by instructing his players to do the simply thing quickly. He strives to be a role model on and off the field. Craig believes that a love for the greatest game in the universe can bring everyone together regardless of race, religion, color, or creed. Craig coaches because soccer can take you from the depths of despair to making your heart soar in seconds. He enjoys seeing his players with huge smiles and watching them grow into adults. When not coaching soccer, Craig’s favorite activity is being with his family – no matter where they may be.
Jean Willrich – Director of Coaching
USSF National “B” License
Coach Jean, a native of Koblenz, Germany, played club soccer and professionally in his home country before joining Dutch First Division club PSV Eindhoven during the 1977-1978 season, when they won the UEFA Cup. Coach Jean played with the San Diego Sockers from 1978 to 1988 as part of his 17 year professional soccer career, which also included playing for the Pumas and Wichita Wings. Jean is in the San Diego Sockers Hall of Fame and his jersey number (15) has been retired. Coach Jean played in the US Olympic team in 1984 and recorded a goal and assist during the Olympic Games.
Coach Jean began coaching youth soccer in 1989 and has organized successful youth soccer camps and clinics throughout San Diego. He is a former coach at Rancho Bernardo High School, and Patrick Henry High School. Jean was a coach with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 1997-2000. Coach Jean has been coaching with Poway Vaqueros since 1997 and has been a coaching director since 2005. He has coached both boys and girls teams at nearly every age level. His teams have won numerous tournaments and have advanced to higher brackets in Presidio League under his guidance.
Coach Jean grew up loving soccer and hopes to instill a love for the game in the players he coaches. (For more on Jean’s childhood, click here.) He makes practice fun and challenging. He emphasizes skill development, especially at the younger ages, and always expects players to do their best. As a director, Jean strives to place players at the right level where they can develop and grow to find success at a higher level of competition.
Christine Drummond – Assistant Director of Coaching
USSF National “D” License
Coach Christine began playing soccer at a young age, moving into competitive in 3rd grade. She went on to play varsity soccer at Patrick Henry High School and dabbled in varsity soccer in college, though mostly enjoyed playing college intramurals. Coach Christine started refereeing soccer at the age of 12 and continued through college. Christine has played indoor soccer, in women’s as well as co-ed soccer leagues, and even occasionally has played in men’s leagues.
Coach Christine coached recreational soccer for a year and coached the All Star team at the conclusion of that season. She has coached competitive soccer with the Vaqueros since 2004. Coach Christine’s teams have won numerous tournament championships and advanced through several brackets in Presidio League. Christine was named Vaqueros coach of the year (2005-2006), is a PYSL Camp Director, and the Assistant Director of the younger girls teams.
Coach Christine loves to coach and uses the opportunity to infuse kids with a passion for the sport. She teaches her players about the various aspects of soccer, from the basic fundamental skills to the complex, higher order skills and tactics. Her goals are for players to have fun, develop skills, enjoy the sport, and experience teamwork.