Coaching Staff

Most of our Division 1 coaches and trainers are former professional players with Class-A or Class-B coaching licenses. They are huge proponents of our Player Development Philosophy and Model.


Jorge Espinoza

        
Jorge Espinoza is our Technical Director and coaches some of our best elite soccer players.

Jorge has won many championships and awards coaching young boys and girls. He played for the Chile National Team and played professionally in top soccer clubs. He has been the Interim Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the San Jose Clash/Earthquakes of Major League Soccer and the Head Coach of the Mexican National Indoor Men's Team. He has been elected to the Illinois Soccer Hall of Fame as  Youth Coach. His U11 Boys soccer team won the Premiere Bracket in NorCal in Fall, 2013 to become the #1 team in League Play in Northern California. His U13 Girls and U13 Boys teams are in the Finals of the State Cup in their brackets in Fall, 2013.

POSITIONS HELD
  • President of JESA Soccer and Director of Chivas USA Futbol Academy, San Jose, CA
  • Head Coach, San Jose Frogs, CA in the PDL
  • Head Girl's Varsity Soccer Coach, Del Mar High School, San Jose, CA
  • Assistant Coach, New England Revolution, Major League Soccer
  • Interim Head Coach, San Jose Clash/Earthquakes, Major League Soccer
  • Assistant Coach, San Jose Clash/Earthquakes, Major League Soccer
  • Men's Head Soccer Coach, Rosary College (Dominican College), River Forest, IL
  • Men's Head Coach, Toros Mexico, CISL
  • Men's Head Coach, Mexican National Indoor Team
  • Men's Head Coach, Rockford Raptors, USISL
  • Men's Head Coach, Palatine High School, IL
PROFESSIONAL PLAYING EXPERIENCE
  • Colo Colo-Universidad Catolica, Chile
  • Chile National Team
  • Chicago Sting, NASL
  • Memphis Americans, MISL
  • Dallas Sidekicks; Kansas City Comets; Wichita Wing; Las Vegas Americans
  • North York Comets, CSL
  • Milwakee Wave-Illinois Thunder, NPSL
AWARDS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • U-9 Boys Ranked 5th in State in NorCal Premier, 2011
  • U-11 Boys went to Semi-Finals of State Cup, 2011
  • U-8, U-9 Boys CYSA Champions, 2010
  • U-6 to U-10 Boys Local League Champions, 2007-2011
  • U-14 Boys National Super Y League, 2006
  • Del Mar High School Girl's Soccer, Division Champions, 2004-05
  • Blossom Valley Athletic League Coach of the Year, 2004-05
  • CYSA State Cup Champions, Lobitos U-13, U-14, U-15 Boys, 2003-05
  • Nor-Cal District II Champions, Lobitos U-13, U-14, U-15 Boys, 2003-05
  • U-14 Girl's League Champions, CYSA, 2003
  • U-14 Boys's League Champions, CYSA, 2004-05
  • U-11 and U-12 Girl's League Champions, CYSA, 2003
  • Lamar US Open Cup Finalist, New England Revolution, MLS, 2001
  • Lamar US Open Cup Semifinalist, San Jose Clash, MLS, 1999
  • Western Division Champions, Toros Mexico, CISL, 1995
  • U-14 & U-17 Buffalo Grove Illinois State Cup Girls Champions, 1993-94
  • Elected to Illinois Soccer Hall of Fame, 1992
  • Rosary College Women's Soccer Champions & Coach of the Year, 1990-92

Rodolfo Richardson Smith
        


Rodolfo Richardson Smith is one of our Senior Coaches and coaches some of our best elite soccer players.

Rodolfo played for the Honduran National Team and played professionally in Honduras and Mexico. He has coached youth soccer teams playing at the Premiere and Gold level for some of the top soccer clubs in the Bay Area. He was an Assistant Coach for the Honduran National Team and Head Coach of the Honduran National U17 and U20 teams.

Rodolfo began playing football in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras with C.D. Marathón and Real C.D. España. He won the 1990–91 Honduran Liga Nacional title with Real España, scoring two goals in the final against Motagua.

In 1988, he moved abroad to play in Mexico with Correcaminos UAT. He would spend four seasons in the Mexican Primera División with Correcaminos and Club Universidad de Guadalajara. He also had a six-month spell with C.A. Peñarol in the Uruguayan Primera División.

He made 19 appearances for the Honduras national football team.

Picture of Rodolfo with one of the professional teams he played on in Mexico