YCC TEAM COACHES
U-17 Girls: Belly of the Beast
Marge returns to coach Belly of the Beast for a fourth season. Marge began playing ultimate her freshman year of high school at Redwood High School in Marin. She went on to play on the Oberlin College Preying Manti, with whom she attended DIII Nationals three times. Marge has played for several Bay Area women's and mixed teams, and attended 2018 World Club Championships with the Helsinki women's team who she met during a short stay in Finland. Off the field, Marge loves beach days with her dog and toddler.
Jonathan "Sam" Goldsmith
Sam returns for his fourth year coaching Belly of the Beast. Sam started playing ultimate in 2007, where he was a founding member of his New Jersey based high school's club team. He then went on to play on and become the social chair for Lehigh University's United Ultimate Club Team. Sam plays club for the Bay Area Donuts and beach teams Tanuki Love and Fog City. Sam has been coaching Ultimate since 2016. Sam previously coached Bentley Pheonix and the Alameda Taurus. When he is not playing or coaching, Sam is focused on fitness, nutrition, following sports, and his wonderful dog Pippen (@PippensAdventureTime on instagram). Sam loves teaching people how to throw, ask him about his Disc Golf startup.
U-17 Boys: Aftershock
A Malaysian native, Coach Jazzy is in her 15th year playing ultimate. A UCLA graduate, she's played internationally and moved to the Bay Area from Los Angeles where she was active in the women's club scene. She plays on Firefly, a mixed club team here she co-founded. She currently volunteers as an Ultimate Impact coach and has a resume of coaching players of all ages through multiple ultimate frisbee programs. She's excited to coach YCC for the first time and plans to help elevate the level of competition.
Jack started playing ultimate in 2008 for the middle school team Junior Meat in Alameda, and continued to play for Dark Meat in high school. He competed with the Bay Area team in the first two years of the U17 open division at YCC, and it was the second year in which the team took on the name Aftershock. Jack has remained with the high school team in Alameda, now named Monarchs, as manager and co-coach. He is elated to return to Aftershock after 11 years.
U-20 Girls: California Current
Info coming soon!
Robert "Rob" Srinivasiah
Rob has been playing Ultimate in various forms since 2004 at Arizona State. Rob first started coaching by helping Peninsula-based DISCeption in Spring 2013, followed by a co-coaching role with Palo Alto HS before the program merged with Gunn HS. He recently helped restart the coaching staff for Gunn HS, and is enjoying working with the next generation of Ultimate community members.
Eliza started playing ultimate as a freshman in college on Harvard Quasar and was immediately hooked. Throughout her college years, she played and practiced with various club mixed and women’s teams on the east coast. Since arriving in the Bay Area, Eliza has played for Nightlock, captaining for 3 of those years, and plays with the SF Falcons during the pro season.
Eliza has been involved in the Bay Area girls’ program as the coach of Heartbreak from 2018-2021. She is excited to get back to coaching with BUYA and working with the future generations of players and leaders in our sport!
U-20 Boys: Red Dawn
Caleb grew up in DC, where he started playing Ultimate in 10th grade. Caleb has played Ultimate ever since, through college at Cal Poly and for several club teams, most recently Revolver in 2022. His previous coaching experience comes at Cal Poly where he coached from 2019-2021. While there, Caleb studied Civil and Environmental Engineering which brought him up to Oakland for work. He fills his non-frisbee time with going outdoors, trying to find the best food around, and advocating for affordable housing through the East Bay. Caleb is super excited about this opportunity, and can't wait to get started!
Shayla "Dozer" Harris
Dozer started playing ultimate when she arrived at Stanford as a college freshman. She played four years for Stanford Superfly and was a 2016 D1 College National Champion. Dozer played for Nightlock from 2017-2019, and was a member of the 2019 Women’s U24 National Team, which won the U24 World Championship tournament in Heidelberg, Germany. Dozer joined Fury in 2021, and won the 2021 Women’s Club National Championship. She continues to play for Fury, and plays for the San Francisco Falcons during the pro season. Dozer has coached Stanford Superfly for the past two seasons, and is excited to be coaching YCC for the first time this year!
Off the field, Dozer is a third-year law student at Stanford. She will be graduating this June and taking the bar exam a week before YCC!
Info coming soon!