Keith Whitmer

Keith Whitmer is a USSF A Licensed coach who also holds his National Youth License. He has coached club soccer for over 15 years. With a masters degree in secondary education, he looks at how to teach different levels of play with an eye on maintaining strong levels of competition no matter what the age. He currently is the Assistant ECNL/College Director for Del Mar Sharks and coaches their Boys 2005 and 2002 ECNL teams.

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