College of the Canyons men's soccer head coach Phil Marcellin begins his 10th year at the helm of the men's soccer program and his 20th year working in California community college soccer. Marcellin has been the head coach of the men's team since its inaugural season in 2003 and has led the squad to a 79-86-32 record. The Cougars have made three appearances in post-season play, the first in 2004 when they lost in overtime to Moorpark, the second time in 2009, when they made a run to the third round, and the most recent in 2010 when the team was the state runner-ups.
Marcellin began his career at College of the Canyons in 1998 after being hired to teach physical education and to start the COC women's soccer program. He held that post for 11 seasons from 1998 to 2008 and established a record of 123-89-36. He led the women's team to four WSC Championships (1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004), made five post-season appearances and was named WSC Coach of the Year in 1999.
Marcellin previously coached women's soccer at Bakersfield College from 1993 to 1997, leading the team to a 58-29-18 record, while recording two WSC Championships (1994 and 1995), one state final four appearance (1994) and earning WSC Coach of the Year honors in 1994.
Marcellin is currently serving as past president of the California Community College Soccer Coaches Association, having served as president from 2006 to 2008. He is the Western State Conference men's soccer representative and a member of the College of the Canyons Academic Senate.
He earned a bachelor's degree in physical education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1990 and his master's degree in physical education from the University of Toledo in 1992. Marcellin and his wife Michelle are the proud parents of four daughters Sophia, Sascha, Greta and Ava.