Coaching Staff

Ricardo Espinosa
Head Soccer Coach
(408) 848-4793

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Ricardo Espinosa, a graduate of Gilroy High School (1987), will begin working immediately to continue strides made in recent years by his predecessor, Justin Johnson. Recruiting will be his top priority.

After graduating from Gilroy High School, Espinosa attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management (1992).

Espinosa is also the boy's varsity head coach at Christopher High School in Gilroy. Prior to that, he served as an assistant soccer coach at Gavilan College (2010); UC Santa Cruz (2001-03); and was the boy's varsity coach at Gilroy High School from 1996-98. In addition to his coaching responsibilities at Gavilan College and Christopher High School, Espinosa is also the Recreational Soccer League Director with the City of Gilroy Parks and Recreation Department, Northern California Director for Catalyst Soccer, and President of NET Fitness Inc. in Gilroy.

Upon graduating from Cal Poly, Espinosa played for the Monterey Jaguars-A League, a semi-professional soccer team in 1995-96. Additionally, the following year, Espinosa was drafted by the San Diego Soccer's of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. In 1997 he played for the San Jose Oaks.

Espinosa holds an NSCAA National Diploma. He is also a certified cross-fit trainer. He has also been a member of the Gilroy Rotary Club since 2004.


Todd J Andrade
Assistant Coach

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Todd J Andrade, a Morgan Hill native, is in his first year as assistant coach for the Gavilan college men’s soccer team. A resident of Gilroy, Coach Andrade has over 40 years of combined experience as a player and coach.

Coach Andrade currently works at a home automation company in Sunnyvale, Ca and also serves as Christopher High School’s men’s varsity soccer assistant coach.  From 1990 to 2011 Coach Andrade was Archbishop Mitty High School’s men’s varsity soccer assistant coach. Andrade help lead the Monarchs to two Central Coast Section championships. From 1990 to 1994 Andrade played soccer at San Jose State University and was team captain his junior and senior years.  Outside of his coaching responsibilities, Andrade also volunteered his time to the city of Gilroy Parks and Recreation Department, where he served as soccer coached for many years. He also competes in triathlons.

A graduate of Palma High School (1989), Coach Andrade attended San Jose State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance with a minor in Economics (1994).  

Todd J Andrade, a Morgan Hill native, is in his first year as assistant coach for the Gavilan college men’s soccer team. A resident of Gilroy, Coach Andrade has over 40 years of combined experience as a player and coach.

Coach Andrade currently works at a home automation company in Sunnyvale, Ca and also serves as Christopher High School’s men’s varsity soccer assistant coach.  From 1990 to 2011 Coach Andrade was Archbishop Mitty High School’s men’s varsity soccer assistant coach. Andrade help lead the Monarchs to two Central Coast Section championships. From 1990 to 1994 Andrade played soccer at San Jose State University and was team captain his junior and senior years.  Outside of his coaching responsibilities, Andrade also volunteered his time to the city of Gilroy Parks and Recreation Department, where he served as soccer coached for many years. He also competes in triathlons.

A graduate of Palma High School (1989), Coach Andrade attended San Jose State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance with a minor in Economics (1994).  


Thomas Andrade

Assistant Coach

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