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Meet Our Coaches

Our coaching staff is comprised of young and experienced coaches from many backgrounds, who have a passion for football and teaching kids!

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Koda Thor - President and Founder

Coach Koda is the President, Founder, and Executive Director of Future Five Stars Football. Koda has worked as a personal football trainer for over 40 kids in the South Bay area, as well as spending time as coach of the running backs and linebackers at Mira Costa High School. He is currently a student at Auburn University where he will graduate this year with a degree in sports communication and psychology. While at Mira Costa, Koda was a team captain for the varsity football team where he played running back and linebacker. He was awarded first team All-Bay League honors and was selected for the Lions All-Star game. Koda has seven years of coaching experience.

Zane Thor

Coach Zane Thor is the Vice President and Director of Finance at Future Five Stars. Zane is currently a student at Texas Christian University where he works for the football team and is a part of the Neeley Leadership Program. Zane played 4 years of football at Mira Costa where he served as the Varsity Team Captain, playing linebacker and running back. Zane also works with kids as a personal trainer in the South Bay, focusing on weightlifting. Zane has 2 years of BCS coaching experience. 

 

Cole Crotty

Coach Cole Crotty is the Lead Counselor of Future Five Stars Football. Cole will graduate from Mira Costa High School this summer, and has committed to continue his football career at Johns Hopkins University. Cole played 4 years of football at Mira Costa where he was the varsity team captain, playing wide receiver and cornerback. While playing for Mira Costa, he was selected first team All-Bay League twice, first team All-CIF in 2021, and was a finalist for the National Football Foundation’s Scholar Athlete of the Year. Cole has worked as a private football coach in the South Bay for the last 3 years and will return to coach his third Future Five Stars camp this summer.

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Sam Whitney 

Coach Sam Whitney is back again for a fourth year at Future Five Stars Football Camp. Sam is a former Mira Costa Mustang quarterback and currently plays college football at Amherst. Sam was the Bay League Offensive Player of the Year in 2019, as well as earning a first team All-CIF selection and Area Newcomer of the Year. After graduating from prep school St Thomas More, Whitney was ranked the #1 quarterback in the state of Connecticut, and was among the top 150 QB’s in the country. Sam has coached BCS flag football for two years, and is looking forward to another summer of Future Five Stars Football.

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David Bugdanowitz

Coach David Bugdanowitz is returning for his third season with Future Five Stars! David played linebacker at Mira Costa where he excelled his senior season recording numerous sacks and tackles for loss, as well as earning Bay League Honors. Bugdanowitz is the head football coach for Vistamar High School where he has been for the last 2 seasons. He led the Vikings to their best record since 2015 in his first year as head coach. David also works as a personal trainer for the Future Five Stars Program, and will be a senior at Loyola Marymount University this fall.

Cooper Joseph

Coach Cooper Joseph is back again for a fourth year at Future Five Stars Football Camp. Cooper will graduate from Mira Costa this summer, where he played wide receiver and defensive back for four years. He works as a personal trainer under the Future Five Stars program and has two years of BCS coaching experience. Cooper was Coach Koda's first client and current understudy as he hopes to coach football more in the future.

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Board of Directors

Nick Carpino
Nick Darrow 

Brian Kaiserman

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