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 30 years, this year will be Perkinson’s 30th season as Mira Costa High School’s Varsity Coach.
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Amanda Cross

Amanda Cross
Varsity Assistant Coach

This is Amanda’s 14th 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 13th 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.

Shannon Cross
JV Coach

Tim Cooper Team Trainer

Tim Cooper
Team Trainer

Tim returns for his 29th year as a head trainer for all sports at Mira Costa. He provides the best in healthcare and injury rehabilitation. He serves as strength coach, sports psychologist, confidant and good friend and adviser to our athletes. Tim has been instrumental to the success of our program and we are fortunate to have his expertise to help educate our young athletes.