Coaching Staff

Esteban Chavez - Technical Director & Director of Coaching (Coach 2000, 2006, 2009)

  • 24 years of coaching girls soccer
  • 7-time Coach of the Year (including 2018 as awarded by LA Times)
  • 19 years coaching experience within the US Youth Soccer Organization
  • Former USSF Youth National Team Scout
  • USSF National B license since 2013
  • USSF National Youth license since 2014
  • Has placed 46 of female athletes into Division I college programs over the last five years, including UNC, Santa Clara, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Yale, among others.

Esteban can be reached at 626.379.4497.

ESTEBAN VILLANUEVA (COACH 2002, 2004, 2009)

Nick Hazell (COACH 2005 & 2007)

ROB GALLO (COACH 2005)

Ann Marie TAngorra (COACH 2007)

KELLEY McCLOSKEY (COACH 2008)

KEVIN MERCADO (COACH 2010)

If you are interested in trying out for SoCal Academy, or would like additional information about the club, please contact us at info.socalacademy@gmail.com.