Michael Chin Named as New Cal South Director of Coaching Education & Player Development

ANAHEIM, CA (Wednesday, April 3, 2024) – Following Steve Hoffman’s retirement on March 31st after 28 years with our organization, longtime ODP coach and U.S. Soccer Coach Educator Michael Chin has officially become Cal South’s new Director of Coaching Education and Player Development.

Including his successful work for the past 16 years alongside Hoffman as an Pro+ Olympic Development Program (ODP) coach and Assistant Director of Coaching Education, Chin brings vast coaching and coaching education experience to his new role. His credentials…


  • USSF A-Youth License Coach
  • US Soccer Coach Educator
  • US Soccer Coach Educator Developer
  • 20+ years of coaching experience
  • 16 years working in the Cal South Olympic Development Program
  • 10 Regional Championships as a Head Coach
  • Regional ODP Staff Coach
  • 2014 CIF LA City Section Champion
  • Former FOX Soccer Creative Producer- Live Production

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Steve Hoffman for his more than thirty years of service. His contributions to Cal South have been nothing short of remarkable. From the numerous awards and accolades to fostering a culture of excellence within our programs, Steve’s impact has been profound and far-reaching.

“He has cultivated an incredible environment that we are all proud to be part of. There is no person I could thank more for the opportunities I have had. I am certain many others feel the same level of gratitude.

“Being able to work alongside Hoffy for the past 16 years has been an honor. His mentorship and guidance has supported me through my coaching journey, for which I am truly grateful.

“As I step into the role of Director of Coaching Education and Player Development, I am enthusiastic about building on the strong foundation laid by our programs. My commitment is to strive for excellence in Coaching Education and Pro+ ODP.

“I am dedicated to maintaining the exceptional environment that Steve has established. My goal is to continue making a positive impact within our programs and to further enrich the culture in Southern California. By supporting our players, coaches, referees, members, and community, I am eager to contribute to the growth of the beautiful game.” – Michael Chin

To learn more about the Cal South Coaching Education, visit https://calsouth.com/upcoming-coaching-licensing-courses/.

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