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 a number of WSC titles and state playoff berths in the past. Prospective players are expected to have previous soccer experience at the competitive level.


COACHING STAFF

Men's Soccer CoachHead Coach: Laura Matsumoto
Laura is a full-time associate professor with the Disabled Student Programs and Services department. She holds a USSF National “D” Coaching License. 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. Laura was the assistant coach for GCC’s women’s team from 2000-2004 and joined the men’s coaching staff in 2006. She was also an assistant coach at Crescenta Valley Soccer Club in 2007 & 2008. She 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.

Contact Information: vcarrera@glendale.edu

Last updated: 3/5/2014 12:08:00 PM