Eric Chaisongkram, Albion SC South Director of Soccer
Eric Chaisongkram grew up in Southern California playing competitive club soccer and winning 3 National Cup titles and 2 Region IV championships. Chaisongkram played in 3 Dallas Cups, 2 Gothia Cups, and other tournaments throughout Europe and South America. He was selected for the Cal South's Olympic Development Program at the age of 12 and represented the United States Youth National Teams at the U17 and U20 levels.
Eric played collegiately at UCLA for Sigi Schmid and was selected the team's rookie of the year his freshman season. In his sophomore and junior seasons he went on to lead the team in assists. In his senior season, while preparing participate for the West Team in Pan American Games, Chaisongkram tore his ACL and the injury hindered any chance of representing the US in the 96' Olympic games in Atlanta .
Afterwards, Chaisongkram played professionally in Asia for Osaka Gamba in Japan and Rajapracha FC in Thailand. Eric competed in the Champions League in Asia and competed against top clubs in the region. He had short stints in the MLS with the Colorado Rapids and LA Galaxy before playing for the SD Flash of the A-League. There, he teamed with Albion's Technical Director, Noah Gins, where they won 3 Pacific Division titles.
Eric has coached club soccer for over 18 years currently holds his National B License.
He has been teaching for over 10 years and is currently a 4th grade teacher.