Coaches

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 31 years, this year will be Perkinson’s 31st season at Mira Costa High School’s Varsity Coach.
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Amanda Cross

Amanda Cross
Varsity Assistant Coach

This is Amanda’s 15th 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 with Patty Perkinson.
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Adam Pomfret

Adam Pomfret
Varsity Assistant Coach

Adam is in his 14th year of coaching at Mira Costa. He was born in Manchester, England in the town of Stockport. He played club soccer from age 8 through 16. During two of those years, he played in European tournaments for the town of Stockport. He continued to play soccer after high school for a semi-professional team with the Clithero Football Club. While playing for Clithero, he joined the Manchester Police Department and represented the force on a national level. In June 2000, he married his wife and moved to the United States. Adam currently maintains a class three referee badge and a football association coach’s badge. In addition, he has coached his step-daughter in AYSO for several years and continues to enjoy soccer by supporting his “home” team, Manchester City.

                                                                                                                                   2018-19 Girls Soccer coaching staff (not pictured: Coach Joe)