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Coaches

Name Position Year
Jeff Cardinal Head Coach 13th Season
Joe Koller Assistant Coach 4th Season
Jesus Mata Assistant Coach 3rd Season
Mark Torguson Assistant Coach 2nd Season
Coach Jeff Cardinal

Jeff Cardinal

Position: Head Coach
Experience: 13th Year
Alma Mater: M.S. San Jose State University
B.S. Cal State East Bay

Coach Cardinal will begin his 13th season at Solano in 2014. He has nineteen total years college coaching experience both as a Men's and Women's coach.

Master's in Kinesiology from San Jose State University and Bachelor's in Kinesiology from Cal State East Bay. NSCAA National Coaching License.

Solano has an overall record of 155-75-27 in 12 seasons under Coach Jeff Cardinal and a Bay Valley Conference Overall Record of 103-12-11, winning 8 out of 12 Bay Valley Conference Championships.

Cardinal has been named Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year 5 times in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2010 at Solano.

The Solano College Soccer Program has made playoffs all 11 seasons of having a soccer program.

Cardinal has helped 38 Solano players from the past 11 seasons move on to play soccer at 4 year universities on scholarship.

The first and only head coach in Solano's program history being named head coach when the soccer program started its inaugural season in 2002.

In 2001, prior to coming to Solano, Cardinal spent one season as the head women's soccer coach at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose and five seasons as the assistant men's soccer coach at Los Positas College in Livermore from 1995-2000.

Coach Joe Koller

Joe Koller

Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: 4th Year

In 2011, Solano hired Joe Koller, a Vacaville resident who has coached local high level competitive club soccer with San Juan Soccer Club out of Sacramento and also with Solano Premier Soccer Club out of Fairfield. Joe was a head coach for the San Juan Soccer Club from 2006-2011 and also a Strength and Conditioning and Speed coach from 2010-2012 prior to joining the Solano coaching staff. NSCAA National Coaching License.

Coach Jesus Mata

Jesus Mata

Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: Third Year

In 2012, Solano hired Jesus Mata a Dixon resident as an assistant coach. Jesus is currently the Junior Varsity Boys Head Coach at Davis High School and is working in his 4th year as Club Coach with Davis Legacy coaching both older boys and girls teams in Davis. Jesus was the Dixon High School Varsity boys and girls Head Coach for 2011 and 2012 seasons and the boys Dixon High School boys JV Head Coach from 2009-2011. He was also the Jacobs Middle school team Head Coach from 2008-2011. NSCAA National Coaches License.

Coach Mark Torguson

Mark Torguson

Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: Second Year

Mark joined the Solano College coaching staff in 2013 primarily as a goalkeeper coach but also assistant coach in other areas as well. Mark is a Head Soccer Coach for the Davis Legacy Soccer club in Davis. He has been coaching both girls and boys teams for 10 years from 2003-Present. Mark is also the Director of Goalkeeping for the Davis Legacy Soccer Club. Mark was also Goalkeeper Coach for the Women's Soccer Team at UC Davis from 2001-2010. He was also assistant soccer coach for Cosumnes River College from 1999-2012. USSF B License.