Coaching Staff

ROSARY SOCCER COACHING STAFF

 
 

Sean Melendez 

Varsity Head Coach 

10th year 

 

Coach Melendez enters his tenth year at Rosary after a very successful playing and coaching career. A 1997 graduate of Servite High School, coach Melendez understands the workings of Rosary and the Trinity League. As a Friar, Sean was captain of the soccer squad for three years, and earned all-league and all-CIF honors. From Servite, Coach Melendez moved on to play collegiate soccer at Sacramento State University, where he majored in communication studies. A three-year captain at Sac State, Melendez earned all-conference honors and went on to play professionally for five years with the Long Island Roughriders, San Jose Earthquake and the Utah Blitzz (Real Salt Lake). While with the Blitzz, Sean won the United Soccer League National Championship in 2004. 

After the conclusion of his playing career, Melendez took the head coaching job at Christian Brothers High School in Northern California, where his girls’ team won two CIF Championships in 2004 and 2006. 

Melendez moved back to Southern California where he is currently the Director of Coaching for CDA Slammers FC (Huntington Beach / Cerritos) and also is an assistant at Saddleback College.

 

BJ McNicol

Assistant Varsity Coach

10th Year 

 

BJ McNicol played his club soccer in Utah. He represented the state ODP program for 6 years, playing for the Western Regional team in '94.He was the Utah Gatorade Player of the Year in '95 and played NCAA Div. I collegiate soccer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). BJ played professional soccer for 5 years for the Utah Blitzz (currently Real Salt Lake) and New Hampshire Phantoms. As a rookie he led the Blitzz in goals scored and total points as the team went on to win the Western Conference. In 2001 BJ lead the league in assists and the Blitzz were again Western Champs and claimed their first National Championship. BJ returned to the Blitzz in '04 and again lead the team to another Western title and their second title as National Champs. BJ has played internationally as a youth in Europe and professionally in Thailand also suiting up for Real Salt Lake reserves vs. Chivas USA of MLS. 

 

McNicol is nationally licensed through the USYSA and NSCAA with specialty diplomas in Futsal and Maximizing Player Performance Using Technology and Science.  He is the General Manager of Soccer for Youth Sports Performance Network YSPN360.com.McNicol has an overall record of 67-34-26 in his six seasons at Saddleback, qualifying for the playoffs in each of the past five seasons.  He was voted the Orange Empire Conference Coach-of-the-Year in 2015 when the Gauchos finished 16-4-2 overall and in second place in the Orange Empire Conference.

Coach McNicol earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from UNLV and added a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University.  He currently makes his home in Riverside with his wife, Kelly

 

Jamie Hammond

JV Coach 

8th Year 

 

College: CSUSB '99

Team Captain, Team MVP '94-'97, CSUSB Athlete of the Year '96, league Co-MVP '96, 2nd team all-American, and All conference.

After graduation, Coach Jamie became a member of the Women's Premier Soccer League, So. Cal. Ajax 1998-2004, playing with big names like Joy Fawcett, Shannon Box, and Carla Overbeck. She has coached the varsity programs at Redlands East Valley HS, Garden Grove HS and Santa Ana HS. Additionally, she has been involved in several camps in Montana and Orange County, including being a guest coach at the UCI summer soccer camps. She helps instruct the LA84 coaching clinics offered to all high school coaches in So. Cal. Her involvement in the People Youth organization has allowed her to coach in Holland and Brazil, working with national level coaches.

 

Chelsey Patterson '11

JV Asst. Coach

5th Year 

 

Chelsey Patterson is a 2011 graduate of Rosary High School.  During her years at Rosary, she was on varsity all four years, and captained the team her last two. She played two years for Coach Melendez and Coach McNicol at Rosary. She then went on to play soccer at California State University, Fullerton.  There, she earned a starting spot her freshman year and continued on to become captain her sophomore year.  She has earned Honorable Mention (2012 season) and Second-Team All-Conference (2013 season).  Her senior year the Cal State University Fullerton Women's soccer team won the Big West! This is her fifth year coaching high school soccer. She played club soccer for the Fullerton Rangers from 2007-2011. 

 

She is now the U12 Girls coach at AC Brea. She is also the Graduate Assistant at University of La Verne for the Women’s Soccer team.