Pasadena City College
Head Coach, 2013
Third Year at PCC, 1st as Head Coach
An assistant coach the past two seasons, Reggie Rivas was promoted to co-head coach of the Pasadena City College women's soccer team in December, 2012. With the news that Randy Lilavois resigned from his spot as a co-director of the program, Rivas has since taken over as just the third head coach in the college's soccer history, effective July 1, 2013.
"I'm excited to get the opportunity to help run a growing PCC women's soccer team," Rivas said. "Working the practices with the ladies over the last two years and watching the development of their play tells me we have the capabilities of becoming one of Southern California's top programs. We reached a key plateau by making the playoffs last year and finishing conference runner-up."
Rivas has an extensive soccer background, including his work as the founder and vice president of operations for the popular Crescenta Valley Soccer Club (CVSC). Rivas has produced many college-bound players through the club, created in 2001, one of them being South Coast Conference leading goal scorer Nancy Nunez from the 2012 PCC second-place team. All three of the Lancers' all-conference first team selections were former CVSC members in Nunez, team-leading points scorer Vanessa Capra, and defender Hallie White.
Defenders Heather French and Danielle Busta were selected All-SCC Second Team as well as one of the state's finest finishers in header specialist and midfielder Cassandra Saavedra, who scored 13 goals last year.
In 2002, Rivas was head coach of the Crescenta Valley High girls soccer team, a squad that finished as the runner-up in the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs. In two head coaching stints at CVHS, Rivas produced an 89-24-17 record, including back-to-back Pacific League titles in 2009-2010. He was named Pacific League Coach of the Year in 2010. He also served as an assistant coach for UCLA's women's team back in 2002.
Rivas played at Modesto Junior College and Cal State University-Northridge before an injury ended his playing career in the late 1990s.
Associate Head Coach
1st Season at PCC (2013)
Grant Clark begins his first season at PCC as Coach Rivas' right-hand man, hired as the Lancers' associate head coach. Clark has been the successful head coach for the Crescenta Valley High boys soccer program, directing the team to the 2012 CIF Division IV championship.