Coaches and Ref of the Month – August 2015

Congratulations to our August 2015 “of the Month” winners:
Head Coach – Norma Sanchez
Assistant Coach – Will Simmons
Referee – Julio Esparza


Our Head Coach of the Month for August 2015 is Norma Sanchez. Norma is the coach of the U12 Girls Lunar and U14 Girls Lunar teams this season. She is also one of the head coaches for our Future Eclipse program this fall. Norma has pushed her development as a coach this season. She earned the NSCAA National Coaching Diploma, became a staff coach for the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, and has improved as a coach across the board. Norma’s strength is in the way she is able to push and challenge her teams while still creating a fun, positive environment.

Our Assistant Coach of the Month is Will Simmons. Will has been a part of Eclipse since the start. Over the years, he has been an assistant coach, referee and a player for Eclipse. During his time home from college this summer, Will was a club assistant and helped a variety of teams throughout the summer. He even earned the lucky job of helping Shane with field maintenance this summer.

Our Referee of the Month is Julio Esparza. Although most of the club knows Julio as one of our head coaches, Julio is also one of the club’s most experienced referees. Julio’s calm demeanor helps him keep games in control. Julio refereed more games than anyone else in August.