Jimmy signed his first professional contract with Danubio Futbol Club of the Uruguayan 1st Division at the age of 17. His professional career continued for eight years, where he played in Latin America (Cerro, Liverpool, Irapuato), Europe (Ponnistus), and the United States (Ft. Lauderdale Strikers).
Jimmy Obleda holds a USSF A License and has served as a Region IV Assistant Coach and Coaching Education Instructor for Cal South and US Soccer. He is also a member of the Cal South Technical Committee. Jimmy is currently the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Santiago Canyon College and Head Coach for Deportivo Coras USA (NPSL).
In 2011, Jimmy was named Regional Youth Coach of the Year and National Youth Coach of the Year by the NSCAA. In 2012, he was also recognized as the Cal South Nike Coach of the Year.
Jimmy Obleda’s teams have won numerous league, state and regional titles. However, his most significant coaching accomplishment was winning back-to-back USYS National titles in 2011-2012, along with consecutive titles at Dallas Cup, making him the only coach in youth soccer to have ever accomplished this double.
As the Director of Coaching for Boca OC, Jimmy Obleda oversees the day-to-day development of the club’s teams and players. His players have been recognized at the regional and national level and many have continued their careers on university and professional teams. His goal is to continue to develop better soccer players in all aspects of their games – technically, strategically, physically, and mentally – and to be a positive influence in their lives.
Jimmy holds a Bachelors Degree in Child Development, a Masters in Cross-Cultural Development and a Masters Degree in Kinesiology.
Jimmy is currently the head coach of the USL 1 Chattanooga Red Wolves.
Christy Medlin has 20+ years coaching at the club level (CSL Premier, SCDSL Champions Division and California Regional League). Christy played collegiate soccer at Cypress College where she was a 2 year team captain and received 1st Team All League honors and team Defensive Player of the Year. She finished her collegiate playing career at Cal State Fullerton and earned her BA, Teaching Credential, and Masters in Child Development and Education. She has taught 17+ years in the Fullerton School District and received Teacher of the Year in 2007.
In high school, Christy was a 4 year varsity starter for Loara High School, earning 1st Team and 2nd team All League Honors, All Orange County Team Honors, and Team MVP. She was a 3 sport athlete earning 10 Varsity letters and earned the Athlete of Year award and Kay Malucky Scholarship her senior year. She also participated in the Olympic Development Program U17 and U19 Cal South State/Regional teams.
Christy is currently an Assistant Coach at Santiago Canyon College since 2012 where she has won 8 League Championship Titles, 5 State Finalist Titles, and 2018 and 2019 State Championships. In addition, the staff was awarded back to back National Coaching Staff of the Year accolades in 2018 and 2019. Her high school coaching experience includes Kennedy High School, El Dorado, and Canyon High school where they went to CIF each year.
Christy currently holds a USSF National B License and lives in Anaheim Hills with her husband Andy and 3 children; Kylee, Jake and Eli.
Omar was born and raised in Orange County. Omar has been surrounded by soccer his entire life, playing for one of Orange County's most competitive clubs. Omar started his coaching career early by coaching the Junior Varsity team at Buena Park High School. Winning a league title his first year of coaching, he worked his way up the ladder due to constant player development and is now the head men's varsity coach at Buena Park High School. He has now coached for 5 years and holds a USSF D license.
Omar takes immense pride in the game. He believes that development is very crucial; therefore he serves as the Grassroots Academy trainer. Omar is continuing to develop his players' technical work and team work. Omar has not completed his learning as a coach. His goal is to achieve his National USSF A license.
David Arvizu has played soccer his entire life and quickly rose through the club ranks with the Pateadores soccer club until the age of 16. As a stand out club player, David played for the U17 US National Team and represented the US in the 2005 U17 World Cup in Peru. He continued to play for the US National Team through 2008 in various tournaments and camps. In 2006, at the age of 17, David was selected in the MLS draft and played for the New York Red Bulls and was also selected to be part of the Generation Adidas team. He continued to play for Chivas USA, Leon FC (Mexico), and LA Blues/OCSC here in Orange County. David’s coaching experience spans over 6 years in various clubs and most recently was the Assistant Men’s Coach at Santiago Canyon College and current Program Head Coach at Foothill High School.
Glenn Ervine was born into the world of soccer in Belfast Northern Ireland. He played for Bangor FC in Northern Ireland and then moved to the US, became a citizen, and made his way to the U19 US National Team. He then represented the US on the Olympic team from 1982-1984. Glenn played professionally for the NASL Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders, LA Aztecs and California Surf. In addition to playing for those iconic outdoor teams, Glenn also played professional indoor soccer with LA Heat, Canton Invaders and the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Glenn’s coaching experience spans over 20 years and includes some of the top level clubs from all over Southern California as well as President / Director of New World Soccer Club and Academics. We’re proud to have such experience coaching and developing our players here at BOCA OC.
After a 4 year varsity career at Canyon HIgh School, where she amassed All CIF, All League, Team MVP, and Female Athlete of the Year for the High School accolades, Amy continued her soccer career at Humboldt State University and received a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in coaching and education.
After college graduation, Amy began her coaching career coaching boys and girls varisty and junior varisty teams at Canyon High School. Canyon's Girls Varsity team advanced to CIF playoffs every year during her tenure, while the Junior Varsity achieved 2 undefeated seasons and multiple league championships.
Amy has 11 years of previous coaching experience at Canyon High School, several club teams, and various university and ODP pro+ camps.
Amy is happy to be back in the Anaheim Hills community, and joins the BOCA OC family as a coach in 2020. She will be focusing on player development for players age 6-12. She believes that all things are possible with hard work, passion, and dedication. Amy can not wait to be able to offer the community she grew up in, a soccer environment for young girls to flourish, grow, and fall in love with the game as she did years ago.
Evelyn Gomez grew up in Tustin and played at Foothill High School where she played 4 years varsity and won 2nd team all league. Evelyn played at SCC in 2008 and 2009 and was a key figure in winning the college's first National Title in soccer during her sophomore year. She continued her playing career at Lyon College in Arkansas, before returning to Southern California to complete her Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology at Vanguard University. She then coached Girls Varsity Soccer and Cross-Country Coach at Connelly High School in Anaheim.
Evelyn has been coaching at Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer since 2017 as an Assistant Coach and was part of a state championship in 2018 and 2019. She is also coaching at Canyon High school for the boys fresh/soph team.
Evelyn currently holds a USSF D License.
Erick was born and raised in Orange County. Erick has been surrounded by soccer his entire life. He began his club experience playing for Tustin United. He eventually played for many competitive clubs including LA Pumas academy and Pateadores. Erick was given the opportunity of starting his coaching career early by coaching the freshman team at Foothill High School. The team finished second in league after his first year and then finished tied for first in league after his second year coaching the team. He worked his way up the ladder and is now entering his second year as the men's varsity assistant coach at Foothill High School. He has now coached for 5 years and holds a USSF C license.
Erick takes pride in the game and believes that player development is very crucial when wanting to compete at the highest level. Erick is continuing to develop players' technical work all while establishing a family culture amongst the teams he works with. Erick continues being a student of the game and strives in obtaining his USSF A license. Erick holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is currently working on obtaining his Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Chris Martinez joined the Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer program coaching staff in 2016. In 2018 and 2019, Chris helped guide the Santiago Canyon Hawks to back-to-back State Championships finishing 2019 with a 19-3-2 record. The Hawks finished the 2018 season as State Champions with a perfect 24-0 record.
Chris is a graduate of Trabuco Hills High School where he won All-first team league honors and League MVP as a senior. Chris played for Pateadores from 2004 - 2011 and was selected to play for the Academy in 2009.
Chris attended Santa Ana College in 2012 where he played his first year of college soccer. On the recommendation of Jorge Campos and Claudio Suarez, Chris went for an extended trial with Pumas in Mexico, before returning to Santiago Canyon College where he was awarded All-Conference-First-Team honors in 2014.
Chris is continuing his education in the Fire Academy and currently holds a USSF 'D' License.