MISSION STATEMENT

The GCC men’s soccer program is committed to providing excellent coaching and support for our players’ academic and athletic success at GCC and beyond.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The GCC men’s soccer team plays in the highly competitive Western State Conference (WSC). The team has captured 8 WSC titles and secured past state playoff berths. Prospective players are expected to have previous soccer experience at the competitive level.


COACHING STAFF

Men's Soccer CoachHead Coach: Laura Matsumoto
Laura started as the assistant coach for the men’s team in 2006. She is a full-time associate professor in the Disabled Student Programs and Services and physical education departments. Laura played club soccer while growing up in Hawaii, was a starting goal keeper at Willamette University (1991-1995), and continues to play in the Los Angeles Municipal Women’s League Open Division. Laura was the assistant coach for GCC’s women’s team from 2000-2004. She was also an assistant coach at Crescenta Valley Soccer Club in 2007 & 2008. She holds a USSF “D” license and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Cal South Soccer.

Contact Information: (818) 240-1000 ext. 3192 or email: lauram@glendale.edu

Men's Soccer Assistant CoachAssistant Coach: Victor L. Carrera
Victor has over 10 years of experience as a professional goalkeeper. In his native country of Guatemala, he played alongside former L.A. Galaxy stars, like Carlos “Pescadito” Ruiz and Guillermo “Pando” Ramirez. He studied Communications in Guatemala’s Rafael Landivar University and graduated from California State University Los Angeles with a BA in Television and Film. His coaching education began in Barcelona, Spain where he took part in various soccer clinics at the Club Esportiu Europa. Victor holds an “E” coaching license from Cal South Soccer. He was GCC’s Assistant Coach to the Women’s Soccer program for 3 years and is a part time instructor in the Physical Education department.

Contact Information: vcarrera@glendale.edu

Last updated: 6/19/2014 3:06:06 PM