Alex G. Ruiz is entering his third season as the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at St. Joseph’s. Ruiz grew up in Guayaquil, Ecuador where he honed his soccer skills after learning the intricacies of the game from his father.

As the first assistant men’s soccer coach at SJC, Ruiz has helped get the program up and running by sharing his own experiences as a college player and his extensive knowledge of the game. Ruiz is responsible for creating and overseeing the Bears speed and agility circuit training drills while assisting head coach Vadim Chernyakhovsky in managing gameday strategies.

After completing his high school playing career at Colegio Americano de Guayaquil (Ecuador), Ruiz played collegiately at Baruch College under head coach Ranford Champagne where his play was a key component in their 2010 CUNY Conference regular season championship title. As the Bearcats outstanding right midfielder, Ruiz used his quickness and agility to outplay his opponents.