COACH HERNAN VALDIVIA
In line with our club’s philosophy of creating the best possible environment for our players, the selection and development of our coaching staff is of the outmost importance. We at CSC strive to provide our players with the best possible coaches to help them realize their potential not just as soccer players but as well as members of society.
Today we feature one of the best representatives of this philosophy, coach Hernan Valdivia. Read on and get to know what makes Coach Valdivia such an important member of our coaching staff.
COACHING ASSIGNMENT(S): Girls 2009
COACHING LICENSES: USSF “E” License
- Crusaders Soccer Club (2017-Present)
- Head Boys Varsity coach at Truckee High school in Truckee, California (2005-2010)
- Sierra Mountain Soccer Club (2003-2010)
- Head Boys Varsity coach at Hueneme High School in Oxnard, California (2000-2003)
- St. Augustine High School San Diego, CA – four year letterman (1989-1993)
- St. Mary’s College Moraga, California – four year starter (1993-1997)
DANI ALVES (Brazil) – I like him because he plays both sides of the field.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT CSC?
This is my first year at CSC
Coaching highlights include winning two Nevada AAA state championships while coaching at Truckee High School and seeing numerous former players go on to play in college at various levels.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT YOURSELF:
I am a principal and teacher at St. Patrick school in San Diego. I believe that chasing a ball around the field and trying to stick it in the back of the net is a great way to teach children how to be better people. I met my wife in college, she was also a soccer player and is currently also a teacher. We are raising two mostly wonderful daughters together, ages eight and eleven.