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.
Boca OC is proud to welcome Tony Bruce, one of the top coaches in the country, to our staff. Tony has worked at every youth, academy and college level and has an extensive resume of success everywhere he has been. Tony has vast experience coaching in Southern California, both as a player and a coach. He has served on the staff of multiple college programs in the area, including Cal State Northridge, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Loyola Marymount University, El Camino Community College, Antelope Valley College, Mission College and Santiago Canyon College, where he will continue to coach.
Tony has also coached at nine different high school programs and 15 clubs in the area, most recently at OC Surf. He has also served as a Coaching Education Staff Coach with the California Youth Soccer Association-South and as a State and Regional Staff Coach for the Olympic Development Program (ODP). He holds several different coaching licenses, including the USSF National A, B and C, USSF National Youth, USSF National Goalkeeper, Brazilian B and C (Brusa), NSCAA Goalkeeper and NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching licenses. As a youth player, Tony played at Drumchapel Amateurs and Patrick Thistle (in Scotland) and at Leeds United, Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers (in England). He played professionally for three teams in the North American Soccer League (NASL) and for the California Sunshine in the American Soccer League (ASL). He also has 14 years of playing experience playing for seven different teams in the Greater Los Angeles Professional League.
He will start immediately setting up the club functional sessions that will further develop our players in their specific positions as well as other programs. "I have known Tony Bruce for many years. He is a coach that has the same values and beliefs that we have as a club and as a staff. He will be instrumental in continuing to grow Boca OC in the quality of players and teams that we have become known for. I couldn't be happier to have him on staff,” said Boca OC Director of Soccer and Player Development Jimmy Obleda.
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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.