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Women's Soccer Coaching Staff

Ian Woodhead

Ian Woodhead
Head Coach
(USSF ‘A’ License)

Head coach Ian Woodhead has guided the Santiago Canyon Hawks to ten consecutive Orange Empire Conference Championships. The Hawks finished the 2013 season 22-2-2 and 2012 season 23-1-1. In 2009 Santiago Canyon were National and State Champions. The Hawks have been to the Final Four six times in the last eight years. The Hawks also won the first State Championship in the college's history in 2006. Woodhead was named the 'Orange Empire Conference Coach of the Year' in 2013, 2012, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004 and 2002. Woodhead also won the 'Faculty Excellence Award' for Santiago Canyon College in 2007, and was a Nominee for Orange County Community College Teacher of the Year in 2010.

In addition Woodhead has won a Community College State and National Championship (1999), two West-Coast Regional State ODP Championships (1999, 2005) and 2 C.I.F Championships (1996, 2000) in his coaching career.  In 2000 he was named CIF Division 3 Coach of the Year.

Woodhead also works in Coaching Education for the California Youth Soccer Association and was assigned to the United States Soccer Federation National Coaching Staff for the first time in October 2009. Woodhead has held the highest soccer coaching qualification available in the United States, the USSF 'A' License, since 1995. He successfully completed part 1 of the European UEFA 'A' License in 2001. As a player, Woodhead captained Portsmouth Polytechnic to the final four of the English collegiate soccer championships in 1991. He and his wife Katja, have two children Malena and Lucas.


Lisa Hermen

Lisa Hermen
Assistant Coach

Lisa Hermen joined the women’s soccer coaching staff at Santiago Canyon in 2002 as an assistant.

Hermen was a four-year varsity player at Cerritos High School before playing for Cypress College in 1998-99 where she was an All-Orange Empire Conference player. She later played for Cal Poly Pomona in 2000-2001—earning All-California Collegiate Athletic Association, All-Far West and Academic All-America status.

Hermen is a staff coach for the Irvine Premier Soccer Club. She also served as the assistant camp director for the Cypress Soccer Camp from 1999-2006.  She has also coached at Northwood and La Mirada High Schools. Hermen has a USSF 'B' License and a USSF National Youth License.

Hermen has B.S. in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona and  a Masters in Education from Azusa Pacific University.

Chris Woolley

Chris Woolley
Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach

Chris Woolley joined the SCC Women's program coaching staff in 2003. He made an immediate impact bringing his knowledge and enthusiasm to benefit all aspects of the program. He  worked with ODP in 2002/3 and is currently a staff coach for Newport Mesa Soccer Club. He also is the head coach for the Northwood HS Girls Soccer Program. Chris holds a USSF 'A' License.

Chris has a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Kinesiology from California State University Long Beach.