Varsity Coaches List
Joe is a native San Franciscan and after a very successful high school career at St Ignatius College Prep, he accepted a Division 1 scholarship to Boise State University where we was a 3 year captain and starter. Joe played semi-pro basketball before he started his career in education and coaching. Joe was an Asst Coach at City College of San Francisco where he coached numerous players who went on to play Division 1 basketball at elite programs throughout the United States. Joe also coached with Don Lippi at St Joe's in Alameda before taking over the Urban basketball program in 2010. He is also the Asst Director of Athletics for The Urban School and is widely recognized as one of the premier basketball minds in the Bay Area.
Entering her fourth season at Urban, Hope brings with her many years of experience as both a player and a coach. Hope is originally from Philadelphia and stayed in her hometown to play Division I basketball at Penn. After attending law school in Cincinnati, Hope coached several AAU basketball teams in Ohio at the 12U, 13U and 14U levels. Hope currently works for Stanford University as a Senior Manager of Employee and Labor Relations.
Cross Country and Track
Bill Cirocco joined Urban in 2008-09 school year as a running coach in the cross-country and track programs. Bill comes to Urban after six successful seasons working with the running programs at University HS. Bill is a long-time coach in the San Francisco track world, having also worked with the USA Track & Field Youth Associatioin, and is looking forward to bringing his expertise to the Blues running programs.
Kathy Krusen has been the fencing instructor and coach at Urban for seven years. A long-time fencingenthusiast, Kathy began her competitive fencing career in 1977. She has competed at the collegiate, national, and international levels. Kathy also teaches a fencing class at Urban during the year, and coaches our competitive teams in the spring. In addition to her time at Urban, Kathy has also coached at Lowell High School, the Hlaberstadt Fencers Club, and the Fencing Moniteur in San Francisco. This year the fencing teams are competing for the first time in the AAA league in the city. Kathy is also an Urban parent.
Craig Snyder has been the varsity head golf coach since 2008 and achieved immediate success with a league championship. Craig has spent over 20 years involved with golf and coaching, including playing Division I golf at Loyola Marymount University in Southern California and coaching basketball at the high school level since 1997. He is currently a professional golf instructor at Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland where he works with adults and junior golfers of all levels.
A member of the Spanish faculty at Urban, Antony has been coaching Blues Boys Varsity soccer since 2008 and Girls Varsity soccer since 2007. After a successful high school playing career at the Thacher School, Antony went on to play at Pomona College, where he won the Zetterberg prize for scholar athletes. An avid player himself, Antony has played locally for the PSL (Peninsula Soccer League), as well as the SFSL (San Francisco Soccer League). He has spent his last several summers in Spain and South America, earning his masters degree in Spanish.
Antony Reyes (see above)
A highly successful coach at many levels, Roberto has guided the Blues to successful campaigns during his three years at the helm. Roberto has extensive experience coaching boys, including Lincoln High in San Francisco, as well as various girls’ teams in the SF Juniors program. He currently plays in the NCVA league, as well as for a 9-man volleyball team that plays in tournaments around the nation. Roberto helped lead the Blues to a second place finish in the North Coast Section tournament in 2005, and a spot in the NorCal tournament.