David Cameron heads into his 15th year holding the reins of the Bears’ Men’s Soccer program. Over the first half of his tenure, Cameron’s teams were always in the running for playoff berths and Region I Playoff wins; over the last three years, his teachings have moved the Bears into the elite of the conference, since they’ve now been in the Region I Championship match an unprecedented five straight years. What’s caused Cameron to upgrade the program to new heights over the past few years? Many would just chalk it up to tenure, but Cameron would quickly add that it was the epiphany he had in early 2013 that made the difference. Cameron decided to overhaul his entire approach: not just what he coached on the field but off of it, as well as what components he truly thought were important in the student-athlete he would recruit to wear his team’s jerseys. His dedication to teaching his charges life experiences, as well as on-field skills became evident immediately as the maturity and composed reactions to adversity from then on has propelled the team to higher grade point averages in the classroom while claiming the program’s first outright ACCAC Regular Season Title ever (and the right to be the first men’s soccer team in the history of Maricopa County to host the Region I Finals) in ’13; and new high-water marks for wins in seasons since then.
Mostly know to be the Head Men's Soccer Coach at Phoenix College, Cameron actually first became intertwined with Phoenix College in 1995 & 1996 when he became the first PC Men’s Soccer player to ever earn back-to-back NJCAA All-American Awards and Region I Player of the Year Awards. He then finished his college career by breaking Loyola Marymount University’s single-season goal scoring record before venturing out to a successful six-year professional career with the Arizona Sahuaros, Arizona Sandsharks, Arizona Thunder and Tucson Fireballs. While his playing career was winding down, Cameron was already putting the building blocks in place for a successful coaching career, becoming the head coach at his alma mater of Shadow Mountain High School in 1999, and later taking over the Agua Fria High School varsity soccer program in Avondale for three years and currently resides at Millennium High School. After removing the interim title before the ’05 campaign, it took Cameron just one season to return the Bears to the Region I Playoffs. Since then, it’s been a steady climb, reaching the quarterfinals & semifinals five times each, making Region I’s final match each of the last three years, and finally, taking the ’14 Bears to the NJCAA West District Playoffs for the first time ever. Cameron’s personal milestones includes hitting the century mark in career wins during that magical 2013 season (the only soccer coach in PC history to hit the 100-win plateau), and earning ACCAC/Region I Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year Awards in ’09 ’13 & 19'.
Cameron has been a champion in the area of club soccer for nearly two decades, first leading the Arizona State University Club Team to a national championship in 1999 as a player, then becoming the founder of the Palm Valley Soccer League; director of operations of the Arizona Futbol Club; coach and technical director of the Arizona Hammers; as well as head coach for Arizona State Select and both girls’ and boys’ ODP. Cameron has also set the foundation for soccer generations to come, helping develop and create the Fear Farm Sports Complex, a 17-field soccer complex in the west part of Phoenix. Cameron earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science & Physical Education from Arizona State University.
Head Coach- 2005- Present
NJCAA Attendance Record 2275 (10/12/13)
NJCAA Attendance Record 3786 (10/5/17)
Maricopa County Champions 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015,2016,2018,2019
ACCAC Champions 2009,2013, 2019
ACCAC Coach of the Year 2009, 2013,2019
Academic National Champions 2005
Academic All-American Teams 2005 & 2013
Overall Head Coach Record 194-87-32
Millennium High School Varsity Girls
Head Coach- 2015 – Present
Set the Arizona attendance record 1449 (1/19/17)
Broke Arizona attendance record 2215 (1/23/18)
Broke Arizona attendance record 2305 (1/24/19)
4 Time Region Champions 2017,2018,2019, 2020
Top Scoring team in AZ with 139 Goals 2018-2019
Region Coach of the Year 2017,2018,2019,2020
State Runners up 2019
Overall Head Coach Record