FC Valencia

Jimmie Avalos

Jimmie AvalosJimmie Avalos – Coach BU17, GU15

Jimmie has been coaching club soccer in Santa Clarita Valley for 18 years. He coached boy’s soccer at Canyon High School for several years and collegiately for 12 years. Avalos has seen the growth of club soccer in Santa Clarita and is a product himself. He has had the privilege of coaching and mentoring many young soccer players. Many of these players have gone on to play in college and several are now college coaches themselves.

Avalos is a graduate of California State University of Northridge, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education, and a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pedagogy. Avalos currently holds his USSF “D” coaching license and plans on pursing his Advanced National Diploma this summer.

Avalos believes that with hard work, dedication and a nurturing environment that a young player can be successful. He prides himself with being a teacher of the game of soccer and more importantly a good role model. Avalos is constantly looking to challenge himself by finding new and modern methodologies to help challenge his players. Avalos and his Wife Michelle reside in Santa Clarita with their three girls, Gina, Isabell and Elena.

“The only place Success comes before Work is in the Dictionary”
-Vince Lombardi