Varsity Coaches List
Passionate about baseball, Noah has spent most of his days playing or coaching on the diamond. Noah joined the Urban Blues in 2004 and has helped the program to consecutive invitations to the NCS Tournament. A proud graduate of Boston College, he earned his BA in Education, Philosophy and Psychology in 1999 and his MA in Education and Social Justice from Notre Dame de Namur in 2012. Noah brings a wealth of baseball knowledge and respect for the game after coaching for the Senior and Junior Joe DiMaggio Leagues in San Francisco, spending two years as a member of the University High School baseball coaching staff and playing for NABA’s Southern California Giants and Long Beach Mariners. Along with coaching the Urban Blues, a highlight of his career is being honored as the recipient of The Brian Fell Award, given to the top high school baseball player in the state of Rhode Island. Noah currently teaches kindergarten at the San Francisco Friends School and lives by the beach with his partner Danielle and son Liam
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 Director of Athletics for The Urban School and is widely recognized as one of the premier basketball minds in the Bay Area.
Maya Fok is a San Francisco native and attended Katherine Delmar Burke School for grammar school. She was a 4-year starter as the point guard at SI and received league MVP honors her senior year in high school. She then played 2 years at UC Davis and finished her career at UC San Diego in 2002. She was an assistant coach for the Varsity Girls Basketball team at St. Ignatius from 2003-2006. She then attended graduate school at Dominican University in San Rafael for a Masters in Occupational Therapy, where she also was an assistant coach at the collegiate level for the 2006-2007 basketball season. From 2012-14, she was the Varsity assistant coach at Convent High School. In 2014, Maya became the Varsity girls head coach at Urban High School and lead the team to a 17-11 record and NCS birth--- Maya is looking forward to building on the team's success in 2014. Maya currently works as a pediatric occupational therapist, working with children with special needs, and she is the owner of a private clinic called Connected Kidz in lower Pacific Heights. She has been a member of the Olympic Club’s National Women’s team for the past 5 years. Maya has a passion and love for the game of basketball and truly believes in teaching the fundamentals of the game. She is extremely competitive and strives to stay positive as a player and coach.
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 Association, and is looking forward to bringing his expertise to the Blues running programs.
Kathy Krusen has been the fencing instructor and varsity coach at Urban since 2000. A long-time fencing enthusiast, Kathy began her competitive fencing career in 1977. She has competed at the collegiate, national, and international levels. She holds a fencing Prevot degree from the USFCA. Kathy teaches the fencing class at Urban during the year, and coaches our competitive teams in the spring. In addition to her time at Urban, she has also coached at Lowell High School, and currently at San Francisco’s Halberstadt Fencers’ Club. Kathy is also a former Urban parent.
The Urban varsity team competes in the AAA league of the San Francisco Section of the CIF.
Danny is a Spanish teacher at Urban and has been a part of the soccer coaching staff for both boys and girls since 2004. He began his Urban coaching career as an assistant to the boy's varsity team eventually taking on the role of head coach for both the girl's and boy's junior varsity teams. With over 12 years of coaching experience from u-7 to u-18 and at both high school and club level, in 2015-2016 he will enter his second year as head coach of the boy's varsity team. A huge Arsenal Football Club fan, he encourages his teams to possess the ball, attack with confidence, and have fun playing the beautiful game.
Softball came late into Michelle’s life. Growing up, she was a baseball player. Once she began high school, she turned her love for baseball into a love for softball. She played for an elite travel team for 4 years, giving her the opportunity to travel across seas to play against Japan. On her high school team in Stockton, CA she was a captain, 2nd team all league for OF, and played in 4 CIF tournaments. After high school, Michelle started coaching her sister’s 12u team with her father. It was then that Michelle felt the passion and reward of coaching a sport she’s loved since she was 14. After moving to San Diego, and playing softball for 1 year at Grossmont College, she decided to move to San Francisco where she received her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, Masters in the Art of Teaching and a MS teaching credential. She has taught in San Francisco and Daly City, where she is now working as a kindergarten teacher.
While going to school, she also coached varsity softball at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco for 3 years. In that time, the team made it to their first CIF appearance in school history. In 2010, Michelle was blessed with a beautiful baby girl and took time to enjoy motherhood. She joined the Urban coaching staff in 2014-15, and had a great first year back, finishing the season with an 8-4 record.
Originally from Michigan, Miura grew up playing as many sports as she could fit in her schedule. At Johns Hopkins University she majored in Cognitive Science and minored in French Culture and Mathematics while coaching a nationally-competitive climbing team and playing club lacrosse. After college she moved to Zurich, Switzerland, where she earned a M.S. in Neural Systems and Computation from ETH, the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute. While in Europe, she represented the US in the International Federation of Sport Climbing's Bouldering World Cup circuit. A recent transplant to the bay, Miura works in a café in the Inner Richmond and enjoys playing lacrosse with BayLax and exploring the Pacific Coast in her free time.
Boys & Girls Tennis
Justin has been coaching boys and girls tennis at Urban since 2013. He was a four year varsity starter and an individual state tournament qualifier in doubles at South Eugene High School in Oregon. The team won all four district championships and a state championship during his time there. He previously coached at SCRA, a swim and tennis club at Stanford University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Human Biology with a Concentration in Child and Adolescent Development. A retired attorney, Justin currently teaches at Laurel Hill Nursery School.
Kali began coaching at Urban in the fall of 2014, and also serves as the Assistant Director of Athletics. Her love of volleyball began in middle school and she played competitively for the next 10 years. Kali played 3 years of varsity volleyball at Napa High, where she was a 2- year captain, was named MVP, and received all- MEL and all-Napa County honors. After high school, she attended The University of Arizona and played 4 years of club volleyball, where her team competed all over the country, and finished each year in the top 10. During her college career, her team placed second at Nationals, twice, and she was named to the Div.2 all-tournament team her freshman year. After college, she took a job as the Athletic Director and 6th-8th grade PE teacher at Blue Oak School in Napa, where she also coached volleyball, basketball and track. While in Napa, Kali coached 5 seasons with Evolve Volleyball Club, taking on head coach and assistant coaching roles with their 16s and 18s power teams.