HEAD COACH AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Coach Ruiz demands academic excellence of his players, and promotes the ideals of good sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, character, respect, citizenship and individual achievement. He has been coaching competitive soccer for over 20 years. He implements the Coerver pyramid of player development a teaching method that is very successful in the overall preparation of the student athlete by promoting the necessity to maintain academics as a primary goal. Ruiz has developed and produced male and female student athletes that have gone on to play in top Division I, II, NAIA Universities and Major League Soccer (MLS). For example, Agustin Tino Nunez, current professional soccer player and MLS 2009 champion for Real Salt Lake soccer team, is a product of Coach Ruiz successful coaching methodology.
Coach Ruiz has played professionally in all levels in Mexico for Victoria FC, Bachilleres FC and Atlas FC reserves. As a collegiate player he played at Cal State Bakersfield. He was named Most Value Player at Long Beach City College and in 1986 Moore League Most Valuable Player while playing at Millikan High School in Long Beach. He was also first team All CIF selection and is on the Long Beach Century Club Honor for Student Athletes.
In addition, Coach Ruiz was instrumental as an assistant coach in helping the Cerritos College men’s soccer win a State Championship and a South Coast Conference title in 2008. He was also named the South Coast Conference Coach of the Year in 2001, as Head Coach for Compton College Men’s program. Coach Ruiz was also part of the Cal South Olympic Development Program in 1999. He has been the Girl’s Coaching Director for Revolution FC, NHB FC, and Beach FC. Coach Ruiz graduated from Cal State University Dominguez Hills in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a Minor in Coaching along with a Fitness Director’s Certificate. Raul is currently working for Cypress FC, as a Coerver Master Coach.
Jr. College Highlights Achievements
-2008 State Champions Cerritos College Men’s soccer
-2008 South Coast Conference Champions Cerritos College Men’s soccer
-2008 – 2009 play-offs appearances with Overall record at Cerritos College: 41 wins-7 Losses-3 ties
-South Coast Conference Coach of the year in 2001, Compton College men’s Soccer with two play- off appearances and 20 All conference players
-National A Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation
-Coerver Certified Instructor in Southern California
-Develops and transfers Student Athletes to Division I, II, NAIA Universities and Major League
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