College of The Desert
2019 will mark Garrett Estrins fifth season as Head Coach for College of the Desert's Women's Soccer program. In 2018, his Lady Roadrunners finished with a 9-8-3 overall record and 5-3-2 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division earning Coach of the Year Honors. Estrin placed nine Lady Roadrunners on the all PCAC team, as well as the team earning the United Soccer Coaches Association Team Ethics Award of Merit. In Estrin's first season of 2015, eight representatives received Foothill All-Conference teams, while two were named CCCAA Academic All-State and three were named CCCSCA Scholar-Athletes. During the 2016 season the Lady Roadrunners competed in a new conference entering the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (North Division) finishing 7-10-4 overall and earned an impressive 1-1 tie versus the then #5 team in the NSCAA National Ranking, San Bernardino Valley College. COD was awarded three all-conference selections and two all-state academic team members. His 28 career wins currently ranks him 2nd all-time among COD Women coaches only trailing Kenny Gabriel at 39.
He served as first Varsity Girls Head Coach at Rancho Mirage HS from 2014 - 2018, leading the program to CIF berths in its first four varsity seasons and one CIF Southern Section Semi-Final appearance, with a total record of 53-34-13. He earned back to back DeAnza League Championship in 2017 and 2018. Earned three straight seasons of 9 wins in the league from 2016 18, coached three All-CIF selections, 10 Soccer Coaches Association selections, four DeAnza League MVPs and 32 All-League selections. Estrin has served as the Southern California Coaches Association Division 7 Girl Soccer Representative for CIF and Division 5 committee member. That has given him the opportunity to coach both divisions in the Senior All-Star Game held at Estancia HS, in 2017 his team tied the match with a Co-MVP coming from RMHS, in 2018 his team won 2-0 with another Co-MVP coming from RMHS.
Estrin served as an Assistant Coach for NCAA I Valparaiso Mens Soccer during the 2013 season, primarily his duties consisted of working with the development and training of players as well as a main focus on the goalkeepers for Valpos full squad and reserve team. His role also included: video analysis, scouting reports, recruiting, on-campus recruit visits, monitoring the academic progress of the NCAA student-athletes, and travel coordination. The most notable victory during the 2013 campaign was when they were able to upset Michigan State University 2-1 in East Lansing, Michigan; they faced six teams during the course of the season that were ranked in the top 25. During this time he coached a Freshman Keeper Nico Campbell who has since joined the U-23 Jamaica National.
Prior to joining Mike Averys staff at Valpo, he served as the Director of Coaching for Desert Elite F.C. in Cathedral, CA from 2012 2014, working to develop boys and girls teams, ranging in ages from 10 - 18. Estrin was also a co-founder of DEFC in 2012.
From 2005 - 07 Estrin served as Director of Goalkeepers for the Chino Hills Stampede Soccer Club. While there, he worked with goalkeepers ages 8 18. During the 2003 04 seasons, Estrin was the Head Coach for his alma mater Palm Springs High School Boys Varsity; he led the team to a 9-7-5 record, improving their previous seasons win total by 5 games. At Palm Springs, Estrin produced five All-DVL selections, three All-CIF selections, and an All-CIF goalkeeper. During this time he was the CIF Division IV representative for Boys soccer and upon the completion of the season, he was bestowed with coaching the Southern California High School Coaches Association County All-Star game, leading the East team to 6-3 victory.
Upon returning to the Coachella Valley in 2002, Coach Estrin accepted the position of Head Mens Coach at College of the Desert, he served in that role for the 2002 & 2003 campaigns. At College of the Desert, he totaled a record of 10-24-1 in two seasons competing in the Foothill Conference; he coached seven All-Foothill Conference Selections, as well as First-Team goalkeeper in 2003.
For the 2001 - 02 school year Estrin was a teacher and the Head Coach for the varsity boys of Serra High School in Gardena, CA. The team totaled a record of 9-12-1, while coaching the second leading scorer in the South Bay area, that season marked the most victories in the program history up to that point.
During the 2001 02 college seasons, Estrin served as an assistant with his main focus instructing the goalkeepers for the men and womens programs at his alma mater of CSU, Dominguez Hills. As an assistant on the mens side, he was a part of a team that finished the season as a 2001 NCAA Championship finalist. The team finished with a 20-3-1 record and a .088 GAA. The goalkeeper whom Estrin trained throughout the season was selected as the Defensive Player of the 2001 NCAA Tournament. Another former goalkeeper pupil, Javier Barragan, upon graduation, was a supplemental draft pick of Chivas USA; 2008 CSUDH National Champion goalkeeper Miguel Benitez was a pupil of Estrins in his youth club development. As the first assistant on the womens side he helped guide the Toros to a 15-5-1, CCAA Central Division Title, returning to the first round of NCAA Playoffs, also a number 18 final NCAA ranking. Estrins goalkeepers had 0.95 GAA ranked 29th nationally, he coached four All-CCAA Selections, including Second-Team goalkeeper, two All-West Region Selections. While at CSUDH, he developed training plans, assisted with all functions of team tactics, and helped scout opponents. Estrin also served as Co-Director of the CSUDH Soccer Camp, he was responsible for recruiting volunteers, marketing, implementing daily curriculum, supervising all participants, and coordinating guest speakers.
While he was attending CSUDH, Estrin began his passion to coach starting in 1997 with his very first team with the West Torrance HS Frosh / Soph Boys team, leading them to a record of 11-8-3; he also served as the varsity assistant and goalkeeper trainer for all three levels of the boy's program. He moved across Torrance to rival North Torrance HS to coach the Saxon Varsity Girls from 1998 2001. Also served as the goalkeeper Trainer for the entire program, in (1999-00) they had a record of 15-9 and a trip to the CIF quarterfinals, (2000-01) his team was 16-1-3 and Bay League Champion, again returning to the CIF quarterfinals. The varsity goalkeepers had twenty-four shutouts in last thirty-one victories. He coached thirteen All-Bay League Selections and eight All-CIF Selections and coached in 2001 South Bay All-Star Game. Duties included daily training sessions, fundraising, stat keeping and reporting information to local media outlets, as well as attending All-League and CIF meetings.
Coach Estrin has been on staff as an instructor with the Stanford University Youth Elite Soccer Camp and UC Riverside Youth Camp. Estrin has coached college identification camps throughout Southern California, as well as being a staff instructor for the three times Gold Medalist and 2015 World Cup Champion Shannon Boxxs Soccer Academy. He has served on the staff of the UK International Soccer Camps and has spent time coaching and recruiting in Ecuador. He has coached with Legends FC and spent time coaching at South Bay Force and Desert United SC over his club coaching career. In 2005 he earned his NSCAA National Level Goalkeeper diploma, in 2016 he earned his NSCAA National Premier diploma while conducted in the course of a week at Westmont College.
Estrin is a 2000 graduate of Cal State University Dominguez Hills with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He was a three-year starter and three-time captain for the Toros, playing from 1997-2000. In 2000, Estrin earned All-NCAA Tournament team accolades. He was ranked 6th in the NCAA in 2000 with a 0.59 GAA, winning the 2000 NCAA National Championship in a thrilling 2 1, a four-overtime contest over host Barry University. He was a three-time CCAA player of the week and was awarded the CSUDH play of the year in 1998 and 1999. He finished his career starting in 55 of 59 matches for the Toros, playing 5,221 career minutes in the goal, ranking 2nd in CSUDH in wins at 34, and totaling 16.5 shutouts. During his last year as a student on the CSUDH campus, Estrin earned the 2000-01 Dr. Richard Butwell Senior Award; given in recognition for dedication to the university, community service, and academic commitment.
Estrin is married to the former Mary Helen Latosquin, he proposed to his high school sweetheart on the field in college after shutting out CSU Bakersfield 2-0 in 1999. The couple has enjoyed getting involved with many charities through Southern California, most notably the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Orange County and Inland Empire. This is where they both together over a two year period helped raise over $8,000 for the foundation, while they both competed in running and completing Marathons for the organization. To date Coach Estrin has run five full marathons; he has also enjoyed serving on the Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue Unit from 2008 - 2104. The Estrins have two children: a daughter in 12th grade and son in 2nd grade.