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John Basanese

John Basanese


Season Outlook:

John, a licensed coach, is entering his 8th year of coaching Varsity Soccer at Valley Christian. His record as coach is 57-50-25 record, including 35-34-15 in the WCAL. John has coached the team to a W.C.A.L. League Championship, and three CCS Playoff appearances. 

In John's time at Valley Christian, the program has sent over a dozen player to colleges on soccer scholarships.

Playing Career:

John played soccer for Valley Christian from 92-96, and won a league championship with VC in '96.  On the way to 9 varsity letters, John was named to 7 All League teams, in three sports.  In soccer, he was the B.V.A.L.'s MVP his Junior and Senior years scoring 32 goals adding 22 assists in his high school career, a record that stood until Jeff Coggan surpassed it in '06 (34 goals) under his tutelage.

He continued his soccer and football careers at Azusa Pacific University, CA.  At APU, John participated in the National Championship tournament with the Nationally #2 ranked Cougars.  The APU football team, was ranked #16 in the nation in the NAIA.


John was recently married to VC basketball coach Anna Basanese.  Anna and John reside in San Jose.  For his day job, John works at Barnes & Noble in the mobile device group.

John has also been an instructor for Cannon-Mulrooney Soccer Camps, and Mulrooney Soccer Academy which includes instructors like Joe Cannon, Richard Mulrooney, Craig Waibel, Landon Donovan, and many other Major League Soccer stars.

John comes from a large family of 6 kids, three of which attended Valley Christian High School.