Director of Goalkeeping
Jeff Tackett is the current GK Director/Girls Director at Empire SC. He has been involved with youth soccer since 1996 with clubs throughout SoCal and NorCal. He has held the position as Goalkeeper Director, Director of Coaching, and team coach. He is also the Owner/Director of his own Goalkeeper Academy, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOOL of GOALKEEPING (SCSG) that provides weekly training, camps, clinics, workshops, and events for goalkeepers all over California. His Camps and online Tactical workshops are attended by goalkeepers all across the nation and even several that come from other countries.
Jeff has been a GK coach and an Assistant coach/Head coach at several colligate levels (D2, D3, NAIA, & JCs) for over 20 years and has coached at the Professional level in the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) for the Anaheim Bolts (2011-13) & Ontario Fury (2013 -15). He continues to help coach HS at Claremont H.S (1999 – present).
Jeff holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, AAF/CIF National Coaching Diploma, Goalkeeper State Diploma, Goalkeeper Regional Diploma, Goalkeeper National Diploma, and Partial completion of UEFA “B” Goalkeeper License. He also holds a California Teaching Credential from Univ of San Diego and graduated from California Baptist University, Majoring in Kinesiology.
Jeff is married to his wife Irene, 3 kids (Kyle, Kambria, & Kaiden), and lives in Upland, Ca.