Chapman soccer has experienced a resurgence in recent years under Carrillo, earning at least 10 wins in seven of the past nine seasons, including two NCAA playoff appearances (2009, ’11) and a berth in the SCIAC Tournament finals in 2013 and 2014.
The Panthers most recent success has been attributed in part to their defense, setting a school record for goals-against average in a single season with a 0.59 mark in 2008 and earning 41 shutouts as a team over the past six years. In 2011, seven of the team’s 11 victories were shutouts.
A Chapman alumnus, who played for the Panthers from 1984-85, he led Chapman to three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in his first four years as head coach from 1997-99. His teams have finished .500 or better in 11 of his 18 seasons, and he has coached 10 All-Region selections and 11 Academic All-District VIII selections.
Carrillo previously had a distinguished career as a high school coach. He established a powerhouse program at Orange High, winning three league championships and being named Orange County Coach of the Year. He has been the club director of the Anaheim Surf Soccer Club since its inception in 1998.
He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Chapman and a master’s in education from Claremont McKenna College. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Anaheim Hills and have four children, daughters Breanna, McKenna and Jadenn, and son Masonn.