Coach Michael Martinez assumed the role of the boys varsity soccer head coach in 2020 after being involved in both the middle school soccer and high school JV soccer programs in 2019. He has over 10 years of coaching experience in the Temecula area including rec teams from U5 to U12 divisions with TVSA and goal keepers with the Hawks’ 06 girls team. Coach Martinez currently holds a US Soccer “E” license, a United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Diploma, and a Level 1 Accredited Interscholastic Coach with NFHS.
Coach Martinez believes that success is not measured by individual accomplishments. Character and integrity outweigh winning games and an athlete’s relationship with the Lord and others is far more important.
As a player, Coach Martinez played in the Olympic Development Program at the District, State, and Regional levels for multiple years. In high school, he earned All-League, All-CIF, and All-State honors and went on to play at Cal State University, Los Angeles.
Coach Martinez is married to his wife Jene of 13+ years and has five children, four of whom currently attend Linfield Christian.