CCU Head Coach

Hugh Payne

Native of Mid Wales, but class myself as a Welsh Geordie through association of Northumberland University and Newcastle United. Been involved in football (soccer) throughout my career with organizing international tournaments and coaching within the Mid Wales Soccer Project and its 500 players. Coached for 19 years in California with FRAM, Placer United, Davis Legacy soccer clubs, and 9 years on the Central Coast.

Enjoying living in Pismo Beach with wife Michelle and daughter Ella, and working for Central Coast United as Director of Operations, Tournament Director, and Head Coach of the B2009 Green team.


NSCAA Advanced National 

UEFA / Football Association of Wales Leaders Award, C and B licenses

FAW First Aid and Prevention of Injuries Course

CWFA Certified Referee 

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