News: Reggie Rivas Now Head Coach For PCC Women's Soccer
Six months after being promoted from assistant coach to co-head coach, Reggie Rivas was named just the third sole head coach in Pasadena City College women's soccer history, effective this month. Rivas officially replaces Randy Lilavois, who resigned due to personal reasons.
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.
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 in 2002.
Rivas played at Modesto Junior College and Cal State University-Northridge before an injury ended his playing career in the late 1990s.
"It was great ride to assist Randy the past two seasons, so now I get to write a new chapter in taking over the PCC program," Rivas said. "We would like to build off of last year's success. We are going to have some returners from the team and blend in some new recruits. The challenge is always that we are playing in perhaps the most competitive conference for community college soccer in the nation."
Rivas' first move was to bring on Grant Clark as an associate head coach. Clark coached Crescenta Valley High's boys soccer team to the 2012 CIF Division IV title.
Lilavois coached the Lancers for three seasons and with the assistance of Rivas, PCC qualified for the Southern California Regional Playoffs last year for the first time since 2007. Lilavois recorded a 27-21-15 overall record in three seasons directing the Lancers and the team's second place finish in the 2012 South Coast Conference standings was the program's highest finish in 11 seasons.
Release Date: 07/08/2013