2017 Women's Soccer Coaches
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David Castillo

Head Coach 1st season

Bio

Castillo enters his first season as the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Florida College. He is also the assistant Men's Soccer Coach at FC, and the Assistant Coach for the Tampa Marauders.

As a player of Guatemalan descent David Castillo trained with CSD Municipal and Universidad De San Carlos academy team U16-U19. Castillo also played for Rural Youth Soccer Association in Wimauma, FL who were nationally ranked #1 in the nation on gotsoccer.com during his U19 Senior season in 2010. In 2011, Castillo helped lead Florida College to their first USCAA National tournament appearance as a player. In 2012, he was awarded Best Attacking MVP and in 2014 was awarded the captains award, coaches award, and was a USCAA All-American.

In 2015, as a first year assistant, Castillo helped guide the program to their second USCAA National tournament and their second final four finish. Castillo played one season for Greater Tampa Bay in the semi-professional Champions Soccer League in 2015. 

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Saif Alsafeer

Assistant Coach 1st season

  • Alma Mater
    Florida College

Bio

Saif Alsafeer enters his fourth year as head men's soccer coach at Florida College. He will be an assistant coach for the women's team as well. Under Alsafeer, the Falcons obtained a perfect record of 14W-0L in the 2016-2017 season, which is a program best, surpassing the 13W-5L record that was set in the 15-16 season. Additionally, in the 16-17 season, the Falcons set two other new records with a home record of 7W-0L and a 14-game winning streak, besting their previous record of a ten-game winning streak set in the 15-16 season. All this culminated in a Final-Four finish at the USCAA National Championship Tournament in the 16-17 season. Under Alsafeer, the Falcons have made two consecutive trips to the Final-Four of the USCAA National Championships. Alsafeer has produced five USCAA Academic All-Americans, six USCAA Athletic All-Americans, and three USCAA All-Tournament Team players in his three years as head coach. Alsafeer also holds the program record for most wins with 40 and the programs best record at 40W-12L-1T.

Alsafeer was a four-year starter and captain of the Falcons (’09-’12) and played semi-professionally with the Tampa Bay Marauders Football Club. With the Falcons, Alsafeer was a three-time USCAA Academic All-American and three-time USCAA First Team Athletic All-American Nominee. Alsafeer was a staple in the center of midfield captaining the Falcons to a USCAA Final-Four Appearance in 2011, the first USCAA National Tournament appearance for the Falcons in program history.

In addition to coaching the Falcons, Alsafeer is also the head coach of the Tampa Marauders Football Club, a semi-professional soccer team playing in the CSL-USA. Coach Alsafeer also coaches the U-16 boys at the Tampa Dynamo Soccer Club.

Alsafeer earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida College in Elementary Education in 2013. Currently, Alsafeer is pursuing his Master of Science in Soccer Coaching Education from the Ohio University, the only degree of its kind in the United States. 

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Tori Edwards

Assistant Coach 1st season

  • Alma Mater
    Florida College

Bio

Tori Edwards was born and raised in Brownsburg, IN. She graduated from Florida College with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She recently was hired to teach second graders at Foundation Christian Academy where she enjoys every comical moment that arises with her students. This is also her first year being an assistant coach for the FC Women’s Soccer team. She is ecstatic to be working alongside coach Castillo and coach Alsafeer. Edwards also loves her family and her dog Meeko.