David Linenberger
David Linenberger


Linenberger, who played for NCAA Tournament teams at San Diego State University that were a combined 36-6-1 in 1980 and 1981, comes to Palomar from the Nomads Soccer Club, where he's been the Boys Under 17/16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Team coach.

His Division I coaching background includes head men's coach at Sacramento State University, assistant coach at Fresno State and United States International University. He was an assistant coach on the Division II level at San Francisco State and the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg.

Linenberger transitioned Sac State from Division II, where his 1988 team was ranked second in the nation, to Division I, and transitioned his South Carolina at Spartanburg team from a nationally-ranked NAIA program to a nationally-ranked NCAA Division II program.

He was head coach of the Sacramento Senators of the American Professional Soccer League and assistant coach of the APSL's San Francisco Bay Blackhawks.

Linenberger was head Regional coach for the '76 and '80 age groups for the Region IV Boys Olympic Development Program - West Region that had 10 players selected to the U17 National Team.

He was head coach of the West team that won the bronze medal at the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival in St. Louis in July 1994.

Linenberger was Region II head coach - Midwest Region, in 2002-2003, with four players being selected to the U17 National Team, was National Staff Coach, Region II for the U.S. Soccer Federation in Chicago, was State Director of Coaching and Player Development for the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association and was Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Cyclone Soccer Club in Fresno.

The Cyclone Soccer Club sent two players into the MLS, Chad McCarty (Columbus Crew) and Mike Chabala (Houston Dynamo). McCarty was captain of the U.S. Olympic Team that advanced to the Bronze Medal match at the 2000 Olympics at Sydney, Australia where it was defeated by Chile 2-0.

Linenberger also was Assistant Technical Director for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association.

He's earned a United States Soccer Federation "A" Coaching License, Scottish Football Association "B" Lisence, Rio de Janeiro Football Association Coaching License and a KNVB (Netherlands) Advanced Coaching Certifricate.

During his four-year playing career at San Diego State, the Aztecs went 16-3-1 in reaching the 1981 NCAA Tournament, defeating Cal 4-0 and the University of San Francisco 2-1 on penalty kicks before the discovery of an ineligible player bounced SDSU out of the post-season. The 1982 Aztecs went 20-3 and won its first-round game of the NCAA Tournament.