Coaching Staff

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

  • 22 years of coaching girls soccer
  • 6-time Coach of the Year (including 2017 as awarded by Glendale News-Press and the Pasadena Star-News)
  • 17 years coaching experience within the US Youth Soccer Organization
  • USSF Women’s National Training Center Staff Member since 2013
  • 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 2000, 2002, 2004)

Nick Hazell (COACH 2005 & 2007)

ROB GALLO (COACH 2005)

ROB Gurule (COACH 2007)

KELLEY McCLOSKEY (COACH 2008)

KEVIN MERCADO (COACH 2009 & 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.