Beachside has formed a Board of Advisors from the professional soccer world to act as a sounding board for decision-making and to provide guidance for our activities.
Jose Angel “Cuco” Zigande
“Cuco”, from Larraintzar Spain, is a product of CA Osasuna’s youth system. After a two-year coaching stint with Osasuna’s B Team, Zigande managed Osasuna’s full team into the Semi Finals of the UEFA Cup and a Quarter Finals appearance in the Spanish Kings Cup and later managed La Liga side Xerez CD during the 2009-10 season.
He played in 381 La Liga games over the course of 12 seasons (111 goals scored), representing Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao and made two appearances for the Spanish National Team
Cuco has worked with various levels of Osasuna’s Youth Academy and is currently coaching at Athletic Club Bilbao in the Spanish Segunda
Dr. Darren Treasure
A High Performance Sport Consultant for various governing bodies and professional athletes, Darren worked as a Sport Psychology Consultant for NCAA, Olympic and World Champions. He was a Associate Professor at Arizona State University and has held faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
Darren has published over 50 scientific articles and book chapters on motivation and the psychology of peak performance and made invited keynote presentations at conferences in France, Norway, Finland and the United Kingdom, and currently serves as the High Performance Director for the Nike Oregon Project
Bill Manning has a wealth of experience on the soccer field and in the sports business. He currently is President of Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.
Bill has enjoyed a successful 20-year career including executive positions in the NFL (Philadelphia Eagles) & NBA (Houston Rockets) as well as as General manager of MLS club Real Salt Lake.
Under Manning’s guidance, Real Salt Lake won the MLS Cup in 2009 and was the first MLS team to advance to the finals of the CONCACAF Champions League in 2011. Since his arrival, RSL has vaulted into the League’s elite in virtually every metric, including winning percentage, sponsorship & ticket sales revenue, merchandising and media coverage. Most recently, Manning was named the 2012 MLS Executive of the Year.
An All-America soccer standout at the University of Bridgeport, Manning later won a U.S. Open Cup with the Brooklyn Italians and played in the United Soccer Leagues with the Penn-Jersey Spirit, Valley Golden Eagles & New York Fever.
A former Beachside player and Gatorade National Player of the Year for Staples High School Kyle was ACC Player of the Year at University of Virginia and 2002 MLS Rookie of the Year. He had an 8 year career in the MLS with the Columbus Crew and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Kyle made 8 Appearances for the United States National Team and is currently a Color Commentator for NBC Sports for MLS.