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.
Soto just finished his first season as the head coach of the CS Dominguez Hill in which he brought over 20 years of coaching experience, with 17 coming from the NCAA Division I level. His lone head coaching role was with University of San Francisco from 2014-18, in which he compiled 40 wins, including 22 in the West Coast Conference (WCC). He was named the 2017 WCC Coach of the Year after leading the Dons to their first conference title in nine years and a NCAA Championship Second Round appearance in 23 years. During his time at the ‘Hilltop', he produced 32 All-WCC selections, including a Player of the Year, and eight Academic All-WCC.
Prior to USF, Soto spent eight seasons as an assistant coach at UCLA, helping guide the Bruins to four Pac-12 championships and eight NCAA Tournament berths, including three quarterfinal appearances and two trips to the College Cup (2006 and 2011). The Bruins also compiled a 44-6-10 conference record over Soto’s last six seasons with the program. During Soto's coaching tenure, 17 Bruins were selected in the MLS draft, including seven first round picks.
In 2013, Soto’s final year at UCLA, the Bruins finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the country by the NSCAA and College Soccer News and earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins finished with a 12-3-5 overall record and a 6-1-3 mark in the Pac-12 and defeated four top-3 opponents during the course of the season, including top-ranked Indiana and California. Six Bruins earned All-Pac-12 honors, including junior midfielder Leo Stolz, who was named the conference's player of the year and was a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy awarded to the top player college soccer.
In addition to his coaching duties at UCLA, Soto also served as the head coach of the U-18 L.A. Galaxy Academy team. He took over a last place Galaxy squad midway through the 2011 season and in just one year led the team to the U.S. Development Academy SoCal division title in 2012. Soto also helped coach the Galaxy U-17s to the 2011 adidas Cup championship and also served as an assistant coach for the U-16 Galaxy Academy team that won the 2011 National Championship.
Soto served as the head coach of the U.S. Beach Soccer National Team, which participated in FIFA's Beach Soccer World Cup for the first time since 1997.
Prior to joining Jorge Salcedo's staff at UCLA in 2006, Soto was the assistant men's coach at Cal State Fullerton from 2001-03 before joining the women's staff at Long Beach State, where he served as lead assistant for two seasons (2004-05).
Soto’s accomplished coaching resume includes 20 years on the club level with the U.S. Developmental Academy, Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL) and the Coast Soccer League.
One of the country's top players as a collegian at Cal State Fullerton, Soto was a two-time All-America selection (1992 and '93) and ranks as the No. 2 scorer in Titan history, totaling 96 points and 38 goals from 1992-94. He still holds Fullerton’s single-season record for goals in a season with 18, set in 1994. In 1993, he led the Titans to the NCAA semifinals for the first time in school history and a quarterfinal appearance the following year.
In 2007, Soto was named to the Mountain Pacific Soccer Federation's 15-Year Anniversary first team.
Following his graduation from Cal State Fullerton in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in kinesiology, Soto was selected in the initial MLS Draft in 1996 by the New York/New Jersey MetroStars and again in the 1998 supplemental draft by the San Jose Clash. He also played professionally for the Orange County Zodiac of the A-League and the Los Angeles Cobras of the USISL before ending his career with the USA Pro Beach Soccer Team.
Soto was a two-time Parade All-American and the 1990 CIF 3-A Player of the Year at Cerritos (Calif.) High School. He was also a member of the NHB Futbol Club that won the 1991 national championship and a member of the U.S. U-18 and U-20 National Teams.
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.
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.
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.
Plummer joins Boca OC as the Director of Goalkeepers with an extensive resume both Nationally and Global.
Plummer also serves as the LA Galaxy II goalkeepers coach to add to a career of coaching stints at Chivas USA, Cal State LA, UCLA, Jamaican National Team and Real Salt Lake Academy. He joined the Galaxy in January 2017.
In his professional career Plummer helped lead Jamaica to its CONCACAF Gold Cup Final appearance in 2015. As a player, Plummer was a member of A.D. Limonese in the Costa Rican First Division after four years as a starting goalkeeper for Cal State LA. As a youth player, he featured for Costa Rica at the U-19 and U-23 levels.