Welcome to SBCC Men's Soccer
Western State Conference Champions
2008, 2009 & 2011
*** State Final Four in 2011 ***
*** Most WSC Championships All-Time (9) ***
*** Best WSC Record Last 5 Years: 52-8-12 (.806) ***
*** Last 3 Years At Home: 25-4-6 (.800) ***
1 California State Championship
2 California State Championship Runner-Ups
5 California State Final Four appearances
9 Western State Conference Championships
6 Western State Conference Runner-Ups
All-Time WSC Record
#1 SANTA BARBARA 165-48-44 (.728, 21 years)
All-Time Season Record (Through 2012)
#1 SANTA BARBARA 276-107-66 (.688, 21 years)
About the Program
The SBCC Men's Soccer program has an excellent reputation for academic and soccer
excellence. We have facilities second to none. We play all our home games and train
at our own La Playa Stadium, which is a state-of-the-art artificial turf field only 50
yds from the Pacific Ocean.
In 2007, we added a new fully equipped Life Fitness Center for strength training
and also a fully equipped medical/training room. To complement these marvelous facilities,
we have a vastly experienced coaching, faculty, administrative, and back-up staff,
which will ensure that you progress to your goals as a soccer player and student.
With perfect weather and location, an excellent field and great academic and athletic
reputation, Santa Barbara City College is the first choice of the best soccer players.
Head coach: John Sisterson
(805) 965-0581 Ext: 3012
Coach Sisterson is 85-31-19 (.700) in six years as the Head Coach of the SBCC Men's
Soccer program. He was named WSC Coach of the Year and NSCAA West Region Coach of
the Year after leading the 2011 squad to a 12-1-1 record and their third WSC title
in the last four years. The Vaqueros won three playoff games and reached the State
Final Four for the first time in 13 years.
Born in North East England, John has vast experience in coaching. He is also the current SBCC Women's Head Coach and was the Head Coach for the U.S. Women's Olympic Deaf Team that won gold at the Deaf Olympics in Australia in 2005. John has previously coached the Men's & Women's soccer teams at West Texas A&M University, and also the Upson Lee Men's Team in Georgia, posting a 74-24-4 record, including a Regional Championship and 3 Runner-up berths. John has coached at the ODP level and in Europe, and is also an Associate Staff Coach for the National Soccer Coaches of America. He holds NSCAA (Premier and Advanced), UEFA (Europe), FA (England), and USSF Coaching licenses. Coach Sisterson has a Masters and Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches of America.
John's record at SBCC (men and women) stands at 119-27-28 (.764) in the WSC and 186-66-50 overall (through 2011), guiding the Men's team to a National Ranking as high as #5 in 2011, #6 in 2010, #9 in 2008 and #11 in 2007. Coach Sisterson has led the Vaquero men to three Western State Conference titles (2008, 2009, 2011) and two runner-up finishes. John was named Western State Conference Men's Coach of The Year in 2008 and 2011.
John has 4 children Kate, Jack, Lisa and Liam. Jack played at Newcastle United and Leeds United Pro academy teams and also at University of Louisville D1 in the Big East where he graduated in Equine Science. He is the assistant trainer of 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I'll Have Another.