Sebastian "Seba" Carrasco begins his 11th season at Long Beach State as the women's soccer team's strength & conditioning coach.
With Carrasco on the staff, LBSU has produced some of its best seasons to date, posting double-figure win campaigns in seven of the last 10 years. The Beach won the Big West Tournament title in 2010 and 2011, and also claimed an unprecedented three consecutive regular-season championships from 2006-08. In addition, Long Beach State has made its way to the national stage, advancing to the NCAA Tournament four times, including an appearance in the Elite Eight in 2011.
On the club scene, Carrasco joined Beach FC in 2008 and is currently the head coach for the girls' U16 team. He was previously a head coach and trainer with Santa Clarita United, leading the U13 girls' team to the 2004 regular-season championship of the silver division. He also served as the head coach for the boys' U15 and U16 squads in the gold and silver elite divisions.
In 2003-04, Carrasco was the head coach for the AV Heat Soccer Club, leading the boys' U13 team to a regular-season title in the silver division. He also spent nearly two years with LA United Soccer Club as an assistant coach. During that time, the team twice won the San Fernando League and regular-season titles. They reached the State Cup Finals in 2004.
Carrasco played in the Argentina Soccer League in New York from 1998 to 2001 as a defender and midfielder, and for Asoligas from 1999 to 2000. He was also a defender for Raritan Valley College in New Jersey in 1999.
A native of Argentina, Carrasco played in various club programs in his home country from 1984 to 1998. He holds numerous coaching licenses, including a USSF National "A" coaching license.
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