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UTRGV Men’s Soccer Adds Jorge Diaz As Volunteer Assistant Coach

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vaqueros men’s soccer team announced on Monday the addition of Jorge Diaz, who spent the last five seasons as part of the coaching staff with the women’s soccer program, as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2022 season.

Diaz will primarily work with the goalkeepers. In addition to his role with UTRGV, Diaz will also serve as RGV FC MLS Next U15 Coach and the MLS Next Academy goalkeeper coach.

While with the women’s program, Diaz was primarily in charge of the goalkeepers. Diaz guided Maile Lunardi to All-WAC Honorable Mention in 2020-21 while seeing Kinga Szemik to All-WAC First Team honors in 2018 and All-WAC Second Team honors in 2019.

Diaz has extensive coaching experience in the Rio Grande Valley, serving as the goalkeepers coach for RGV FC Toros in 2020 and 2021. Diaz was also the head coach for the Superior Soccer Academy in Mission and RGV United USL 20 in McAllen. He has also been an assistant coach with Grandes FC USL 20 in McAllen, Tigres UANL Academy in Brownsville, and the Brownsville Champions Soccer Academy, as well as the Goalkeeper Head Coach at the Brownsville Soccer Complex.

Diaz has additional coaching experience as the Staff Head Coach with Dallas Texans Girls and Goalkeeper Coach with Dallas Texans.

Diaz currently holds United States Soccer Federation National E,Y,D,C and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Goalkeeping levels I, II and III coaching licenses. He also holds an NSCAA junior diploma, a defending principles of play diploma, an Entrenador de Porteros Modulo 3 FMF from México, and a FIFA Diploma Football Medicine from Bélgium.

Diaz played soccer for nine years, first with Club De Futbol Rayados De Monterrey Division I from 1985-90, then Club de Futbol Pumas UNAM Division 1 in 1991, Club de Futbol 49’s Cadereyta Division III México from 1991-92, Club de Futbol Ecatepec Division II México in 1992, and Austin Academy USYSA National League in 1993.