Pasadena City College
Head Coach: Henry Cabral (1st season in 2016)
Coach's E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Years at PCC: 6 as assistant/associate head coach
Pasadena City College named Henry Cabral as the Lancers' new acting head coach of the men's soccer team in December.
Cabral is just the third head coach for men's soccer since the sport was added at PCC in 1997. Edgar Manvelyan directed the Lancers from 2010 to 2015 while Cherif Zein ran the program from 1997 thru 2009.
For the past six years, Cabral assisted Manvelyan in day-to-day operations as well as running practices in his tour as the second in command. The pair helped direct the 2013 team to the Southern California Regional Playoffs as the No. 7 seed. PCC finished in third place in the powerful South Coast Conference that season.
"I feel that one of my goals is to model and run our team like it is a NCAA program," Cabral said. "I want to bring back the discipline and academic success of our student-athletes. Holding our kids to high standards on and off the field is part of accountability. I believe this will ultimately result in wins."
Cabral is an area product when he was a three-sport star at Blair High. Besides running track and field and cross country, Cabral played three years of soccer and was an All-Rio Hondo League selection as a senior in 1996.
He earned a playing and academic scholarship to Salem International University (Virginia), a NCAA Division II college. At Salem, he played as a midfielder for four years and was team captain his final two seasons, earning All-WVIAC honorable mention. After graduating with a bachelor's degree from Salem, he later earned a master's in education/counseling at Point Loma University in 2005.
As a coach, Cabral ran the Blair High girls varsity program from 2002-2005 and the boys program from 2006-2013. His teams made it as far as the CIF playoff quarterfinals. Besides his PCC duties, he has served as head coach for La Salle High's boys team, coaching his second season after the team made the CIF playoffs in 2014-15.
Cabral also serves as Director of Coaching at F.C. Golden State Soccer Club, one of the region's largest programs for youths 6-19.
Cabral currently lives in San Dimas with his girlfriend Marcela Herrera and their child, Seven Alexander Cabral, 4. Cabral's first season at the Lancers' helm begins in September, 2016.
PCC Moving Players to Next Level
George Barba (Cal Baptist), Gor Kirakosyan (UC Irvine), the trio of Michael Alcaraz, Yeyson Caballeros, and Eric Chavez (Manhattanville College, NY), David Gonzalez (University of La Verne), Francisco Cantero (Kansas Wesleyan), Khaled Gara (Whittier College), Rimar Daisley-West and David Krievs (Marymount College) are all PCC players who transferred to play at 4-year colleges.