Manager: J Hector Diaz-USSF B License/National Youth License
Playing & Coaching Career:
J Hector Diaz played soccer in San Diego's Presidio Soccer League at the Premier level as a youth player. During high school he played soccer at Bonita Vista High School. In his senior year, he made the Union Tribune's All-Academic soccer team.
Hector received his first coaching license at the age of 15 years old and coached two teams to State Championships before he left to commence Air Force Basic Military Training in 2006. After one year away, he returned to coaching and won the Cal-South National Cup Championship. In 2011, Hector moved on to become tthe director of coaching of a local club with Chula Vista FC at only 25 years of age. In 2013, Hector led the BU19 National Cup team to a State Championship, and traveled to Hawaii for Regionals. The team finished as semi-finalist in Regionals, losing to the eventual Champions. In 2014, Hector led another team to the final of the BU19 Cal-South National Cup Championship. That same year Hector assembled a U23 team that won the Regional Championship in Utah, and qualified the team to the most prestigious and longest running competition in US Soccer; The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. For the second year in a row, Chula Vista FC is the Region IV Open Division Champions. Chula Vista FC became the Cinderella story of the tournament, playing in their first Cup and advancing to the 3rd round of the tournament.