Patty Perkinson

Patty Perkinson
Program Director/Varsity Head Coach

Patty Perkinson grew up on the soccer fields of Southern California before turning to club soccer with FRAM Club Soccer as a 12-year-old.
Born in Palos Verdes, California, Perkinson graduated from Miraleste High School where she participated in several individual and team sports, in addition to being a four-year starter on the varsity soccer team.
Upon graduation, she earned a full athletic scholarship to play soccer at San Diego State University, where she was a member of the school’s award-winning team for four years. She was also selected to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the U.S. Women’s National Team.
A physical education instructor with the Manhattan Beach Unified School District for 32 years, this year will be Perkinson’s 33rd season at Mira Costa High School’s Varsity Coach.
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Amanda Cross

Amanda Cross
Varsity Assistant Coach

This is Amanda’s 16th year coaching at Mira Costa High School. She graduated from the University of Southern California in May 2004 with a degree in Kinesiology. While attending USC, she was a four-year member of the Women’s Rowing Team.
Amanda is also a Mira Costa graduate. At Costa, she was a four-year member of both the soccer and softball teams. She played for the Manhattan Beach Hurricanes and the Santa Monica United soccer clubs.
Amanda is a teacher at Mira Costa. She also coaches the Mira Costa Girls Lacrosse team.
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Shannon Cross

Varsity Assistant Coach


Melissa grew up in the Philippines where she played soccer high school through college. She attained a  full ride scholarship, graduating from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.  She represented her country, the Philippines,  in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s U18 Championship in 2004.  After her playing career, she was a goalie      coach for over 6 years before moving to the United States.

Melissa is in her fourth year at Mira Costa as staff in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program.

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Melissa Marquez

F/S Coach


Josh Cooperman

JV Coach