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Women's Soccer Coaching Staff

Ian Woodhead

Ian Woodhead
Head Coach
(USSF ‘A’ License)

Head coach Ian Woodhead and SCC coaching staff have guided the Santiago Canyon Hawks to eleven consecutive Orange Empire Conference Championships. The Hawks finished the 2014 season 21-1-3 and 2013 season 21-2-2. In 2009 Santiago Canyon were National and State Champions. The Hawks have been to the Final Four seven times in the last nine years. The Hawks also won the first State Championship in the college's history in 2006. 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.



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
Assistant/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. He  worked with ODP in 2002/3 and is currently a staff coach for Newport Mesa Soccer Club. He also is the head coach for the Northwood HS Girls Soccer Program. Chris holds a USSF 'A' License.

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


Christy Medlin
Assistant 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 currently the Head Varsity Coach at Canyon High School, and Canyon FC Girls U14 Gold & U13 Silver Head Coach.

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
Assistant/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 ‘E’ License.

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