Santa Barbara Soccer Club is proud to that announce Billy Gallagher has been promoted to the position of Executive Director. Over the last few years, the Club’s Board has been implementing a strategic plan to move the day to day leadership of the Club to soccer professionals and away from parent volunteers. This unanimous decision by the Board of Directors was another strong step in fulfilling the strategic plan.
With 12 years of coaching experience complemented by a degree in economics and business, Billy possesses both the soccer knowledge and business savvy to help lead Santa Barbara SC towards being a more effective, organized, and successful Club. Santa Barbara SC has progressed immensely over the past few years, and we intend to keep that momentum.
The appointment of Billy to the Executive Director position will allow him to focus and grow the Club from the business side and allow Coaching Director Lloyd Biggs to direct his full attention to the development of the coaches and players in the Club. Billy’s primary area of responsibility will be to manage the vision and direction of Santa Barbara SC. In order to accomplish this, Billy will continue to coach as well as initiate new fundraising opportunities, establish strong lines of communication internally and externally, and focus on overall quality control.
We are very excited about this transition, and for what is to come as a result of it. Look forward to more great things from Santa Barbara SC!