Menlo School Faculty & Staff

Marc Kerrest

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Departments and Positions

Upper School Athletics: Boys Soccer


Biography

I took over the boys’ soccer program after coaching the girls’ frosh-soph team to a 14-1-3 record and co-league title.

I grew up playing soccer in Saint Germain en Laye outside Paris and at The College Preparatory School in Oakland. I earned a degree in economics from Tufts University, where I played outside back for the soccer team. I then served as coach of Tufts JV team and assistant for the varsity team for two seasons. I have played for Bay Oaks Premier; for SF Celtic in the SFSFL Premier Division; and, more recently, while living in New York City, I played for Hoboken FC. I hold D and C badges from the NSCAA.

I strongly believes that a team with good tactical understanding and a high fitness level can beat a more technically skilled team, and feels this is what makes soccer the ultimate team sport. I teach a possession, driven attack-minded approach to soccer, always emphasizing the success of the team as a whole.