New Technical Director Hired

East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club would like to formally announce the hiring of Fernando Vesga Villalba for the new full-time Technical Director position with the club.

Fernando enters his fourth year with Eclipse after three successful seasons as a head coach and as our 2019 Youth Director. Fernando is one of our Summer Camp directors and assisted with the U9/U10 and Future Eclipse Programs in 2018. In addition to Eclipse, Fernando has coached at the youth level with Diablo FC, Humboldt State Soccer Camps, Little Kickers, and Mad River Soccer. He has coached at the high school level with Mt. Diablo, Alhambra and Monte Vista (current), and the collegiate level at College of the Redwoods and Diablo Valley College (current). Fernando played at Diablo FC, ODP at the state and national level, Humboldt State University and La Equidad Reserves. He holds the United Soccer Coaches National Diploma and is pursuing the Advanced National Diploma this year.

As Technical Director, Fernando will be working alongside Eclipse Executive Director Shane Carney to maintain and improve the quality experience Eclipse provides for its players. He will be dedicating his time to the important areas of player development, coach development, and club operations.

The rest of the Eclipse structure remains the same with all teams having a head coach, assistant coach support, and Age Group Directors overseeing players, teams and coaches. By adding this extra position to our staff, we believe we can continue to provide a memorable experience for our players and continue to improve all our club has to offer.

“I am really excited to take on this new role [Technical Director] and to continue growing and sharing the love of soccer. I am immensely thankful for all that the sport has allowed for me and I look forward to giving back to our community,” said Fernando.

Fernando can be reached at