August Coaches and Ref of the Month: Julio, Chris and Tom


August Head Coach of the Month: Julio Esparza

Coach Julio is in the midst of his fourth season with Eclipse. Julio is coaching the U14 Girls and U15 Solar Girls teams this season. In addition to being a head coach, Julio also helped out in running some of Eclipse’s camps/clinics during the summer. Julio brings a wealth of knowledge to the coaching position and communicates in his always calm demeanor. Both of his teams demonstrated considerable improvementĀ at the San Ramon tournament at the end of August. Coach Julio also got married over Labor Day Weekend! Congrats Julio!


fullsizerender-3Assistant Coach of the Month: Chris Wilson

Chris joined the coaching staff this summer during his time home from UC Davis. As a former Eclipse player, Chris immediately fit right into the staff. His positive enthusiasm left an imprint on the young players he worked with. His experience as a high-level goalkeeper for both Eclipse and Campolindo also allowed him to share his knowledge with some of our blossoming club goalkeepers.


Referee of the Month: Tom McIntyre

Tom led the charge for our referees by reffing five games during the month of August. Tom is one of our most experienced referees and regularly refs games of all ages. He reffed almost more games than anyone last season and is on pace to do the same this year. Thanks Tom for your commitment to Eclipse!