California Odyssey Soccer Club is pleased to announce the promotion of coach Vitalis Otieno to the Boys DOC position. He will be in charge of coaching development for our Boys U14-U19 NPL teams. He joins Rob Podeyn who is the Odyssey Girls DOC for the same age groups and will work closely with our Technical Director, Dr. David Santesteban, over the coaching evaluation and player development for our Boys NPL teams. “I believe “Oti” has done an excellent job in our club developing the 04’s and 02’s and has the experience to help our club continue to develop players at the older ages,” says Santesteban.
Oti’s Coaching Background and Credentials
Served as Head Coach of the Principia College Men's Soccer Program for the better part of the last 12 years. Principia College is located in Elsah, Illinois, which is roughly 50 miles North of St. Louis, Missouri.
Vitalis was the Assistant Coach for Men's Soccer Program for the 5 years prior to becoming the Head Coach and he also played for and graduated from the College in 1992.
With his USSF National B license already earned and goals and aspirations to attain the USSF National A license, COSC knows that the Central Valley and our Club has just gained an Elite level coach.