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Women's Soccer Coaching Staff


Ian Woodhead 







Ian Woodhead
Head Coach
(USSF ‘A’ License)

Head coach Ian Woodhead and the SCC coaching staff have​ guided the Santiago Canyon Hawks to twelve consecutive Orange Empire Conference Championships. The Hawks finished the 2015 season 18-3-2, and have been to the State Final Four seven times in the last ten years. In 2009 Santiago Canyon College was National and State Champions. The Hawks also won the first State Championship in the college's history in 2006 and have been crowned Academic State Champions in 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2012.

Woodhead was named the 'Orange Empire Conference Coach of the Year' in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004 and 2002. Woodhead also won the 'Faculty Excellence Award' for Santiago Canyon College in 2007, and was a Nominee for Orange County Community College Teacher of the Year in 2010. In addition, Woodhead has won a Community College State and National Championship (1999), two West-Coast Regional State ODP Championships (1999, 2005) and 2 C.I.F Championships (1996, 2000) in his coaching career.  In 2000 he was named CIF Division 3 Coach of the Year.

Woodhead has been involved in Coaching Education for over 20 years, conducting local license certifications for coaches. Woodhead earned his USSF A License in 1995 and has been working as a USSF National Coaching License Instructor since 2009. He holds a Master's degree in Education (emphasis Physical Education), a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.

Woodhead and his wife Katja have two children Malena and Lucas.

Lisa Hermen  


Lisa Hermen
Assistant Coach

Lisa Hermen joined the women’s soccer coaching staff at Santiago Canyon in 2002 as an assistant.

Hermen was a four-year varsity player at Cerritos High School before playing for Cypress College in 1998-99 where she was an All-Orange Empire Conference player. She later played for Cal Poly Pomona in 2000-2001—earning All-California Collegiate Athletic Association, All-Far West and Academic All-America status.

Hermen is a staff coach for the Irvine Premier Soccer Club. She also served as the assistant camp director for the Cypress Soccer Camp from 1999-2006.  She has also coached at Northwood and La Mirada High Schools. Hermen has a USSF 'B' License and a USSF National Youth License.

Hermen has B.S. in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona and  a Masters in Education from Azusa Pacific University.


Chris Woolley
Assist​ant/Goalkeeper Coach

Chris Woolley joined the SCC Women's program coaching staff in 2003. He made an immediate impact bringing his knowledge and enthusiasm to benefit all aspects of the program. Chris currently works with Cal South both as an educator and with the Pro Plus program as a head coach. He is currently a staff coach for Newport Mesa Soccer Club and FC Brea.  Chris holds a USSF 'A' License.

Chris has a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Kinesiology from California State University Long Beach.


Christy Medlin
Assist​ant Coach

Christy Medlin joined the Hawks in 2012. Christy played collegiate soccer at Cypress College where she was a 2 year team captain and received 1st Team All League honors and team Defensive Player of the year. She finished her collegiate playing career at Cal State Fullerton and earned her BA, Teaching Credential, and Masters in Child Development and Education.

In high school, Christy was a 4 year varsity starter for Loara High School, earning 1st Team & 2nd team All League Honors, All Orange County Team Honors, and Team MVP. She earned the Athlete of Year award and Kay Malucky Scholarship her senior year. She also participated on the Olympic Development Program U17 & U19 Cal South State/Regional teams.

Christy left her elementary ​teaching position to pursue coaching and in addition to working at Santiago Canyon, is coaching with Legend FC.

Christy currently holds a USSF National "B" License and lives in Anaheim with her husband Andy and 3 children; Kylee, Jake and Eli.​



Bryan Escalante
Assist​ant/Goalkeeper Coach​

Bryan Escalante joined the SCC Women’s program coaching staff in 2014.

Bryan played for the Cal State Fullerton Titans from 2010-2013. He earned Defensive Player of the Week honors (Oct. 2012) at Cal State Fullerton.  He was a four-year Varsity letterman, All-League Selection (2009, 2010), CIF Champion (2008-2009 Season), All-CIF Selection (2008-2009) at Valencia High School.

Bryan began his coaching career at Valencia, working with the freshman program and goalkeepers in 2010.  In 2013 he became the goalkeeper coach at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills and is currently in his second season with the Comanches. He is also the head coach for the development training program. Bryan holds a USSF ‘D’ License.

Escalante holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications (Broadcast Journalism) from CSU Fullerton.​​