Meet our coaches!

Dnamo Football Club’s coaching staff is nationally licensed and continually attending professional development seminars.

They are also highly professional, supportive of each child, knowledgeable in player development methodologies, and are hired for their approach, mindset, and their experience. Many of our coaches have extensive playing experience, some playing at National Team levels.

Ika Kvavilashvili

Director of Coaching

Driven by a desire to give back to the sport that changed his life, Ika Kvavilashvili founded Dnamo FC. His vision was to create a platform where young athletes could experience the same opportunities and guidance that shaped his own journey. From his roots at Dinamo Academy in Georgia to conquering titles like the Dallas Cup and Surf Cup with Sant Clara Sporting in the US, his journey is a testament to his talent and tenacity. Ika draws on his rich experiences from Europe and the US to positively impact young athletes. While testing his skills professionally in Turkey and Georgia, coaching emerged as his true calling. His journey serves as an inspiration, illustrating the transformative power of soccer and the profound impact that mentorship and guidance can have on young athletes.

Coach Guillaume “Ganso” Rahem

Director of Microsoccer & Camps

Guillaume, also known as “Ganso,” hails from France, specifically Suresnes in West Paris, the same city as midfielder Ngolo Kanté. His soccer journey began at 5, inspired by PSG and Zinedine Zidane. He played for local clubs and started coaching in 2021 with Dnamo FC. With 3 years’ experience coaching from Micro soccer to NorCal competitive levels, he holds a C National Coaching license and aims for a UEFA B license. Coaching allows him to stay connected to soccer, imparting life lessons and nurturing young players’ growth on and off the field, fulfilling his passion while positively impacting lives.

Coach Claudio Castro

Director of Formations

Claudio Castro, a revered Bay Area coach, began his journey with Mt. Diablo Soccer Club, excelling later with Diablo Valley Soccer Club as an ODP Regional Player. Influenced by Paulo De Souza & Ivan Kepčija, he reached the Futsal Nationals Semi-final in 2007, showcasing his tactical prowess. In high school, he led Concord High’s NCS Championship run in 2012-2013, emerging as the top goal scorer, earning widespread recognition. Obtaining his C license in 2022, he aims for the UEFA B license to enhance his coaching expertise. In 2023, all 4 teams he coached made state cup finals, with 3 emerging victorious, marking his coaching prowess at NorCal’s highest levels.

Coach Erick Gonzales 

Fitness Coordinator

Erick Gonzalez, coaching for nearly 3 years, played football at Holy Names University. With a lifelong passion for soccer since childhood, his aim as Dnamo FC’s fitness coordinator is to instill that same love in the kids he coaches. Sharing experiences to aid their development, he ensures top-notch training for on-field excellence. Dedicated to nurturing talent, he holds a National D License, bringing expertise and professionalism to his coaching while fostering a culture of growth within the team.

Coach Irakli “Italia” Inadze

Irakli “Italia” Inadze has embraced soccer for over three decades, shaping his identity and career. From his earliest kicks, he knew soccer would be a lifelong passion. Representing his college team fueled his love for the sport, fostering camaraderie and dedication. Transitioning from player to coach, he shares his knowledge and enthusiasm, coaching players of all ages for over seven years. Witnessing soccer’s transformative power firsthand, he’s committed to nurturing talent and instilling a love for the game. Soccer isn’t just a sport; it’s a way of life, offering joy, challenge, and fulfillment. His journey, marked by thrilling victories and humbling defeats, fuels his unwavering passion. Eager to inspire the next generation, he looks forward to continuing his pursuit of excellence and leaving a lasting impact on the sport he loves.

Coach Paolo Lacoste 

Paolo, originally from Paris, France, has harbored a profound love for football since childhood, honing his skills amidst the streets of Paris. He was fortunate to undergo training at prestigious professional youth academies in Paris, where he found himself among future professionals and national team contenders, an experience that profoundly shaped his adoration for the sport. His allegiance firmly lies with PSG. For Paolo, coaching resonates deeply as his true vocation. He aspires to emulate the kind of mentorship he received during his formative years – one that not only focuses on skill development but also nurtures a genuine love for the game and imparts invaluable life lessons. Two years ago, he joined Dnamo, following a year-long stint in Berkeley, where he absorbed the vibrant soccer culture. Additionally, he holds a US Soccer license, further bolstering his coaching pursuits.

Coach Juan Larios

Juan Larios introduces himself as someone who has devoted the past three years to coaching at Dnamo FC. His soccer journey commenced at the tender age of three when he joined his inaugural team, EDYSL (now East Country Revolution). Fueled by unwavering passion, Juan’s trajectory led him to a notable four-year stint playing collegiate soccer at Cal State University of San Bernardino. His collegiate career reached a pinnacle at the Regional Championship of the NCAA 2 tournament, falling just two games short of national champions. Reflecting on his odyssey, Juan expresses profound gratitude to his parents for enrolling him in soccer at such a young age, recognizing it as the cornerstone of his present standing. As a coach at Dnamo FC, he harbors aspirations of making a meaningful impact in the lives of his players.

Coach Paulo Romero

Coach Paulo, a distinguished mentor at Dnamo FC, boasts a remarkable 12-year coaching tenure. His soccer journey began as a promising goalkeeper in Peru’s top academies, earning a spot on the U-15 national team through talent and dedication. Now, at Dnamo FC, he channels his passion and expertise into shaping goalkeepers and teams. With a profound understanding of the game, he fosters growth and camaraderie. Transitioning from player to coach, Paulo inspires excellence, instilling discipline and teamwork. His enduring impact at Dnamo FC nurtures talent and fosters a culture of excellence, serving as inspiration for athletes and coaches alike.

Coach Jacques Tchakounte

Jacques, originally from Cameroon, has been an integral part of the Dnamo community for close to two years now. His journey with soccer has been a lifelong affair, beginning as early as he can recall, with his heart firmly attached to Manchester City as his favorite team. Immersing himself in the world of soccer, Jacques has found profound joy and fulfillment in the sport, both as a player and now as a mentor. As Jacques continues his journey with Dnamo, he remains committed to nurturing the talents of young players. Being able to share his passion and knowledge of the game with the next generation is not just a responsibility but a privilege. 

Coach Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez, a passionate football enthusiast, has left an indelible mark on the Guatemalan national team and Mission Green FC, where he showcased his prowess on the field. With a stellar career that includes appearances at prestigious tournaments like the Donosti Cup, Dallas Cup, and Surfs Cup, Diego has proven his mettle time and again. Beyond his achievements as a player, Diego’s commitment to the sport extends to coaching, as evidenced by his possession of a Coaching D license. Driven by an unyielding desire for growth and improvement, Diego aspires to attain his Coaching C license, further cementing his legacy in the world of football. 

Coach Luis Soto

Coach Luis, originally from Guatemala, arrived in the United States at the age of two. His soccer journey began at six with America Scores, igniting his passion for the sport. He clinched the state cup in 2014-2015 and triumphed in the CIF Championship with Lowell High School. A devoted fan of Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis coaches to provide youngsters with the same opportunities he cherished. Coaching for two years now, he relishes every moment, striving to enhance his players’ understanding and skills. With a National Coaching D license, he guides both recreational and travel teams at Dnamo, eager to continue the journey with the club.

Coach Ahmed Fara

Ahmed Fara, fueled by an enduring passion for football, brings a wealth of experience and love for the game to his dual roles as coach and player. Transitioning from player to esteemed coach, he began his coaching journey in high school. In 2022, Ahmed assumed the role of coach at Dnamo Football Club, where he has privileged opportunities to share his expertise with aspiring athletes. His tenure at Dnamo is characterized by his commitment to excellence and a dedicated focus on holistic player development. Ahmed strives to cultivate well-rounded individuals, instilling values of discipline, teamwork, and perseverance. Through mentorship, he aims to empower young athletes to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and determination.

Coach Alberto Toledo

Alberto Toledo, from San Francisco, excelled as a goalkeeper and captained his high school team to numerous accolades, including Student Athlete and MVP awards. He played at the highest level in NorCal starting at age 14 and later competed in Europe’s Donosti Cup. Recently, he completed his Molecular Biology degree at UC Santa Cruz. Now a goalkeeper coach with a deep passion for football, Alberto plans to become a physical therapist, merging his sports expertise with his dedication to physical well-being.

Coach David Noii

David Noii has been imparting his passion for football in San Francisco for over a decade. A Bay Area native, David’s early football career included playing with top teams and in the ODP program, but his true love for the sport was ignited in Bordeaux, France. His deep understanding stems from studying European football, especially as an avid AC Milan fan influenced by Arrigo Sacchi’s dynamic style. Today, David embraces the concepts of “Total Football,” adapting these strategies to coach and teach with a modern twist.

Coach Alex Flores

Born and raised in San Francisco, Alex’s passion for football blossomed while playing at the club level. In 2022, he began coaching at Dnamo, aiming to reach professional levels under expert guidance. Alex is deeply interested in the tactical nuances of football, drawing inspiration from esteemed managers like Mikel Arteta, Pep Guardiola, and Jose Mourinho, and incorporating their strategies into his coaching style to innovate and evolve.