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Women's Soccer Coaching Staff


Ian Woodhead 







Ian Woodhead
Head Coach
(USSF ‘A’ License)

Head coach Ian Woodhead and the SCC coaching staff have​ guided the Santiago Canyon Hawks to back-to-back State Championships finishing 2019 with a 19-3-2 record. The Hawks finished the 2018 season as State Champions with a perfect 24-0 record, and have now been to the State Final Four 10 times in the last fourteen years, also winning in 2009. The Hawks won the first State Championship in the college's history in 2006 and have been crowned Academic State Champions in 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2012.

Woodhead and his staff were named National and Regional Staff of the Year in 2019 and 2018, and Woodhead was Southern California Coach of the Year in 2017, and 2016​. He was  'Orange Empire Conference Coach of the Year' in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 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 has been involved in Coaching Education for over 25 years, conducting local license certifications for coaches. Woodhead earned his USSF A License in 1995 and has been working as a USSF National Coaching License Instructor since 2009. He holds a Master's degree in Education (emphasis Physical Education), a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.

Woodhead and his wife Katja have two children Malena and Lucas.

Christy Medlin

Christy Medlin
Assist​ant Coach

Christy Medlin joined the Hawks in 2012. Christy played collegiate soccer at Cypress College where she was a 2 year team captain and received 1st Team All League honors and team Defensive Player of the year. She finished her collegiate playing career at Cal State Fullerton and earned her BA, Teaching Credential, and Masters in Child Development and Education.

In high school, Christy was a 4 year varsity starter for Loara High School, earning 1st Team & 2nd team All League Honors, All Orange County Team Honors, and Team MVP. She earned the Athlete of Year award and Kay Malucky Scholarship her senior year. She also participated on the Olympic Development Program U17 & U19 Cal South State/Regional teams.

Christy left her elementary ​teaching position to pursue coaching and in addition to working at Santiago Canyon, is coaching with Legends FC.

Christy currently holds a USSF National "B" License and lives in Anaheim with her husband Andy and 3 children; Kylee, Jake and Eli.​


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 has coached club soccer for many years, for a variety of Irvine based teams. 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 Martinez


Chris Martinez
Goalkeeper Coach​

Chris Martinez joined the Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer program coaching staff in 2016.

Chris is a graduate of Trabuco Hills High School where he won All-first team league honors and League MVP as a senior. Chris played for Pateadores from 2004 - 2011 and was selected to play for the Academy in 2009. 

Chris attended Santa Ana College in 2012 where he played his first year of college soccer. On the recommendation of Jorge Campos and Claudio Suarez, Chris went for an extended trial with Pumas in Mexico, before returning to Santiago Canyon College where he was awarded All-Conference-First-Team honors in 2014.

Chris is also a staff coach for Legends.

Chris is continuing his education in the Fire Academy and currently holds a USSF 'D' License.

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Evelyn Gomez
Assistant Coach​

Evelyn Gomez returned to the Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer Program in 2017 as an Assistant Coach. Evelyn played at SCC in 2008 and 2009 and was a key figure in winning the college's first National Title in Soccer in her sophomore year. Evelyn continued her playing career at Lyon College in Arkansas, before returning to Southern California to complete her Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology at Vanguard University.

Prior to college, Evelyn attended Foothill High School where she excelled on the Varsity team. Evelyn is now Girls Varsity Soccer and Cross-Country Coach at Connelly High School in Anaheim

Evelyn currently holds a USSF D License.