David Diaz
California State University Dominguez Hills
David Diaz
Assistant Coach
Cal State-Dominguez Hills
Division 2

David Diaz enters his second year with the Cal State Dominguez Hills men's and women's soccer programs as an assistant coach. Diaz has expanded his role with the program and will be taking an active role in Recruiting, ID camps, and assisting the head coach with day to day administrative tasks. He will still be responsible for the daily training and preparation of the programs goalkeepers in addition to his new responsibilities. Diaz spent the 2017-18 season as a goalkeeper coach for the men's and women's soccer teams. In his first year on the men's side, Diaz helped goalkeepers Chase Gentry and Benito Gonzalez to a combined 10 shutouts, .823 save percentage and a 1.01 goals-against average as CSUDH posted a 13-5-3 overall record on the year. Gentry collected All-California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) honorable mention honors and received a contract with the Tulsa Roughnecks of the United Soccer League (USL) once his eligibility was exhausted. He also helped Ruth-Maria Soto earn All-CCAA honorable mention accolades as she posted two shutouts on the women's side.  A native of Whittier, Diaz graduated from Whittier College with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and Nutritional Sciences in 2013. He played for various clubs in Southern California during his youth career, before joining the Seahorses PDL team of Orange County. As a collegiate student-athlete, Diaz was a freshman walk-on at San Diego State for one season, as a backup goalkeeper. He then went to Rio Hondo College, before playing his final three years at Whittier, where he was a three-year starter and helped lead his team to three consecutive Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Tournament appearances. In his three years at Whittier he played in 56 games and compiled 248 saves and 11 shutouts. In his senior season alone he posted 117 saves and a save percentage of .812. Since graduating from Whittier, Diaz has been coaching at the youth, high school and collegiate level with various clubs and programs. He has produced numerous standouts at the high school level in both mens and womens programs. Under his guidance, a number of keepers have earned all-league and All-CIF recognition. Diaz currently works with the goalkeepers at Servite High School, consistently ranked as one of the top high school programs in the nation. From 2013-2017 he worked as an assistant coach for the Whittier College mens program. His primary duties included the day-to-day training of the goalkeepers, as well as assisting with recruiting, scouting, and ID camps. During the 2016-2017 season Diaz served as the goalkeeper coach for the Cal Poly Pomona womens soccer team. During his time with the Broncos they finished fourth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and earned a spot in the conference tournament. He also helped the starting goalkeeper to earn her first all-conference honors. Diaz has also worked with youth players as a head coach with AC Brea. He is the acting Age Group Coordinator for the 2005 and 2006 age groups at the club. He currently holds his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) D License. Diaz has also earned the Premier Diploma and Goalkeeper Level 3 Diploma from the United Soccer Coaches (USC).