Coaches

Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach-Serah Pele

Coach Serah Pele enters her first year at the SF Waldorf HS as head varsity volleyball coach. Prior to Waldorf, she has coached JV and Varsity teams for Terra Nova high school as well as club teams ranging in ages from 12-16 years old. She currently coaches at 650 Xtreme Volleyball club in San Mateo County. Serah recently graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg,
Kansas where she earned a volleyball scholarship and received a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. During her time at Bethany as an outside hitter, she was ranked in the top 15 players of the conference for kills, kills per set, hitting percentage, and blocking. As a coach, she believes in teaching the proper fundamentals and concepts of the sport to enhance players’ knowledge of the game and improve their performance. Outside of Waldorf, Serah serves as a Numeric Operations Analyst at Visa Inc. and continues to play in competitive women’s leagues around the Bay Area. She is looking forward to a fun and promising season with the varsity Wolverines!

Assistant Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach-Liz Tom

Coach Liz will be entering her 4th year at SF Waldorf. Coach Liz first joined us in 2009 as a 7th Grade Girls Volleyball Coach and has been moving up the ranks every year. She will be stepping into a new role this year as Assistant Varsity Coach after spending one season as the Junior Varsity Coach. Coach Liz has played volleyball for many years and has been coaching for several years for the San Francisco Juniors Club teams.

Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach-Cody Fusco

 

Frosh/Soph Girls Volleyball Coach-

 

Varsity Boys & Girls Soccer Coach-Nasser Abdulkariem

Nasser has been the girl’s varsity soccer coach at SF Waldorf since 2002 and comes with over 30 years of playing and 15+ years of coaching experience. He captained his high school team in San Jose, CA as well as a number of club teams. Nasser played his collegiate soccer as a midfielder for San Francisco State University. Nasser also, played semi-professional soccer for the San Francisco Bay Diablos for two years before focusing on becoming a soccer coach at the high school level. Nasser is certified through the California Interscholastic Federation and his U.S. Soccer E Licensee and is currently working on his D License.

In his first four seasons at the helm, Nasser helped build the soccer team into a leading program and to a historic 9-3-1 season and becoming BCL West Division II Champions for the first time in school history. Three seasons later in 2008, the team replicated it’s record 9 wins and finished runner up in the Championship game. The following year in 2009, the team was playing in its 3rdfinal appearance in 5 seasons and cemented it’s program as an annual playoff contender. In 2010 we added our first ever JV team to our soccer program and now carry the largest roster in team sports.

Assistant Varsity Coach-Evan McDonnell

 

Assistant Varsity Girls Soccer Coach-Rachael Corea

Coach Rachael Corea enters her first year at the SF Waldorf HS as Assistant Varsity Girls Soccer Coach. Rachael comes with many years of competitive playing experience at both the high school and club soccer levels in Southern California. She is excited to begin her coaching career at Waldorf and looks forward to a successful season.

Boys/Girls Cross Country Coach-Tom Ashby

Tom Ashby participated on the varsity cross country and track teams all four years at Castro Valley High School. His running talents were noticed and was recruited to run for San Francisco State University. Tom is currently majoring in Kinesiology and continues to run. His coaching experience began with the assistant coaching role at Castro Valley Track Club for three summers. This lead to an opportunity at Lowell High School where he was the assistant coach of the track team in the spring of 2013.

 

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach-Theresa Goodwin

 

Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach-Bryan Anderson

Bryan Anderson began his allegiance with the SF Waldorf School as the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach in Spring 2010. Furthering his contributions to the school, he added the role of Assistant Athletic Director in the Fall 2010. Currently, Bryan is the Athletic Director at SF Waldorf High School. Bryan played collegiate football at the University of Chicago.

Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Coach-

 

Varsity Boys Basketball Coach-Gus Arnold

Coach Gus continues his life-long love of basketball as Head Varsity Coach for the Waldorf Wolverines this upcoming season. A native New Yorker, Gus captained his varsity team at Brooklyn Friends High School. During the last 10 years, he has coached from the CYO level to high school, most recently as the frosh coach for Marin Academy in 2010-2011. Gus is also a San Francisco tour guide in his spare time.

Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach-Nick Cerone

 

Varsity Boys Baseball Coach-Josh Allain

Josh Allain began his coaching career at SF Waldorf in 2011 as the head coach of the varsity baseball team. In this season he led the team to the school's first ever NCS victory while finishing as the runner up in the divisional playoff. Josh went on to become the assistant varsity soccer and basketball coach in the 2011-12 season. In 2012, Josh became the Assistant Athletic Director. He oversees the SF Waldorf Grade School Athletic program and supports Bryan Anderson, Athletic Director, at the High School.

Assistant Varsity Boys Baseball Coach-Kyle Walenga

Coach Kyle returns to SFWHS following his graduation from Knox College (Galesburg, IL) last spring. At Knox, Kyle studied environmental studies and Spanish. He played on the varsity baseball team for four years competing at the NCAA Division III level. Kyle helped lead the Prairie Fire to a school record for wins in a season his senior year. Kyle was also elected a team
captain and all-conference shortstop as a senior.
A member of the SFWHS Class of 2009, Kyle played soccer, basketball, and baseball for the Wolverines, and was a member of the fútbol squad that brought home the school’s first conference title in soccer his senior season. In addition to coaching at Waldorf, Kyle coaches private youth baseball clinics around the city and at the Presidio YMCA. Kyle also hopes to become actively involved in San Francisco’s burgeoning urban agriculture movement.