Eddie Soto Head Coach-Men’s Soccer University of San Francisco
Eddie Soto, a former All-American at Cal-State Fullerton who has spent the last eight seasons as an assistant coach at UCLA, has been appointed the new head men's soccer coach at the University of San Francisco.
Soto quickly turned the program around and in his first year at the helm of the USF program led the team to 11 wins (most since 2006), including wins over two top 25 teams, and finished just one win shy of claiming the West Coast Conference championship. The team also saw the most all-conference selections in the program’s history with 11 and one of the leaders of that team, striker Miguel Aguilar, was selected in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft to DC United.
In his eight seasons at UCLA, Soto helped guide the Bruins to four Pac-12 Conference championships and eight NCAA Tournament berths, including three quarterfinal appearances and two trips to the College Cup (2006 and 2011). The Bruins also compiled a 44-6-10 conference record over the last six seasons. During Soto's coaching tenure, 17 Bruin players were selected in the Major League Soccer draft, including seven first round picks.
Last season, UCLA finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the country by the NSCAA and College Soccer News and earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins finished with a 12-3-5 overall record and a 6-1-3 mark in the Pac-12 Conference and defeated four top-3 opponents during the course of the season, including top-ranked Indiana and California. Six Bruin players earned All-Pac-12 honors, including junior midfielder Leo Stolz, who was named the conference's player of the year and was a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy awarded to the top player college soccer.
In addition to his coaching duties at UCLA, Soto also served as the head coach of the U-18 LA Galaxy Academy team. He took over a last place Galaxy squad midway through the 2011 season and in just one year led the team to the U.S. Development Academy SoCal division title in 2012. Soto also helped coach the Galaxy U-17s to the 2011 Adidas Cup championship and also served as an assistant coach for the U-16 Galaxy Academy team that won the 2011 National Championship. Soto also served as the head coach of the U.S. Beach Soccer National Team, which participated in FIFA's Beach Soccer World Cup this past fall qualifying for the first time since 1997.
Prior to joining UCLA, Soto was the assistant men's coach at Cal State-Fullerton from 2001-03 before joining the women's staff at Long Beach State, where he served as lead assistant for two seasons (2004-05). He returned to Fullerton for one season before accepting the assistant's position at UCLA.
Soto also has 20 years of experience coaching on the club level with the U.S. Developmental Academy, Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL) and the Coast Soccer League.
One of the country's top players as a collegian at Cal State-Fullerton, Soto was a two-time All-America selection (1992 and '93) and ranks as the No. 2 scorer in Titans history, totaling 96 points and 38 goals from 1992-94. He still holds the school's single-season record for goals in a season with 18, set in 1994. In 1993, he led the Titans to the NCAA semifinals for the first time in school history and a quarterfinal appearance the following year.
In 2007, Soto was named to the Mountain Pacific Soccer Federation's 15-Year Anniversary first team.
Following his graduation from Cal State-Fullerton in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in kinesiology, Soto was selected in the initial MLS Draft in 1996 by the New York/New Jersey MetroStars and again in the 1998 supplemental draft by the San Jose Clash. He also played professionally for the Orange County Zodiac of the A-League and the Los Angeles Cobras of the USISL before ending his career with the USA Pro Beach Soccer Team.
Soto was a two-time Parade All-American and the 1990 CIF 3-A Player of the Year at Cerritos (Calif.) High School. He was also a member of the NHB Futbol Club that won the 1991 national championship and a member of the U.S. U-18 and U-20 National Teams.
Eddie and his wife, Stephanie have three children, Fabrizio, Isabela and Wyatt.
Luis Trejo Assistant Coach-Men's Soccer University of San Francisco
Luis Trejo joined the USF coaching staff in the summer of 2016. In addition to his role as an assistant on Eddie Soto's staff, Trejo serves as the director of player development and scouting with the Juventus Academy U16 and U18 squads.
Trejo spent two years as an assistant at the U16 and U18 levels with the San Jose Earthquakes Academy from 2014-2016, helping lead the team to the academy finals during the 2014-15 season while making academy playoff appearances with both squads in 2015-16. He was also the head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes 99 PDA where his team won the State Cup in 2014-15.
No stranger to the collegiate level and above, Trejo was a volunteer assistant at Cal Poly during the 2014 campaign before helping the Burlingame Dragons win the PDL Southwest Division championship as the team's goalkeeper coach in 2015.
Trejo also served as the assistant coach for the De Anza Force Academy's U16 and U18 squads, in addition to his role as goalkeeper coach at Evergreen Valley College. Trejo worked concurrently as a scout and assistant coach with Alianza de Futbol, where he has helped place U.S.-born Mexican-American players with Mexican pro clubs.
A fixture of the Bay Area prep scene, Trejo was formerly on the coaching staff at Valley Christian High School.
As a collegian, Trejo was an All-American goalkeeper at De Anza College before transferring to San Diego State, where he made NCAA Tournament appearances with the Aztecs in 2005 and 2006. Trejo earned his B.A. in business administration from San Diego state in 2007.
Trejo holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma and a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "C" License.
Patryk Tenorio Goalkeeper Coach-Men's Soccer University of San Francisco
Patryk Tenorio joined the USF coaching staff in spring 2017. Tenorio has been involved in the NorCal soccer scene as a goalkeeper trainer and team coach working with youth players from various clubs like Juventus SC, De Anza Force, SF Elite, SF Vikings, and more. He has also trained goalkeepers from other D1 programs like Portland, San Diego State, San Jose State and Cal Poly. Tenorio is currently the Director of Goalkeeping at San Francisco Elite Academy and Assistant Coach for San Francisco's PDL soccer team, SF City FC.
In his youth, Tenorio was a goalkeeper at one of the first residential soccer academies in the nation - St.Stephen’s Soccer Academy in Austin, TX - which regularly sent players to college programs and the MLS. There, Tenorio had the opportunity to train with and play against national teams and youth academies from around the world such as the Bahamas MNT and Liverpool FC. Tenorio went on to play at the College of Wooster where he was the starting goalkeeper and achieved the third-best save percentage in the conference his freshman year.
After trialing for professional clubs across the MLS, NASL, and USL Pro, Tenorio decided to give back to the game by focusing on coaching full time. Tenorio holds a USSF D license and is also pursuing his UEFA license having achieved his FA Level 1 in coaching. Additionally, Tenorio has certifications with the FA Level 1 in psychology and The FA Level 1 in talent identification. He has attended goalkeeping courses by legendary goalkeeper coach Frans Hoek, who has worked for clubs like Ajax Amsterdam, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and FC Barcelona. Tenorio was born in Rzeszów, Poland, and is fluent in English, Spanish and Polish. His father - John Tenorio from Cali, Colombia - played professionally in the Polish 1st Division and is also a USSF and UEFA licensed coach.
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