Technical Staff

 


Technical Director / Head Coach:  J Hector Diaz

USSF A License / National Youth License

Hector played soccer in San Diego's Presidio Soccer League at the Premier level as a youth player.  During high school, he played soccer at Bonita Vista High School.  In his senior year, he made the Union Tribune's All-Academic soccer team.
 
Hector received his first coaching license at the age of 15 years old and coached two teams to State Championships before he left to commence Air Force Basic Military Training in 2006.  After one year away, he returned to coaching and won the Cal-South National Cup Championship.  In 2011, Hector moved on to become the director of coaching of a local club with Chula Vista FC at only 25 years of age.  In 2013, Hector led the BU19 National Cup team to a State Championship and traveled to Hawaii for Regionals.  The team finished as a semi-finalist in Regionals, losing to the eventual Champions.  In 2014, Hector led another side to the final of the BU19 Cal-South National Cup Championship.  That same year Hector assembled a U23 team that won the Regional Championship in Utah and qualified the team to the most prestigious and longest-running competition in US Soccer;  The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Chula Vista FC became the Cinderella story of the Open Cup in 2015, playing in their first Cup and advancing to the 3rd round of the tournament. For two years in a row, Chula Vista FC is Region IV Open Division Champions, 2014, and 2015. In 2017 Chula Vista returned to the Open Cup and went past the first round again, losing in the second round to LA Wolves in overtime. In 2018, led by J. Hector Diaz, Chula Vista FC won the CalSouth State Cup Championship in the Open Division. In 2019 it reached the final of State Cup and qualified for the Open Cup in 2020.