Charles Martinez begins his seventh season as an assistant coach for the College of the Canyons women’s soccer team.
His responsibilities include assisting the head coach in player and program development, training, conditioning, drills, coaching, recruiting, coordinating team activities, and other duties as assigned.
Martinez started his soccer career as an international player in Ecuador, eventually playing professionally for Deportivo Cuenca (First Division), on the U17 National Team and with the Universidad de Cuenca.
After his playing career Martinez discovered his passion for coaching. He now has more than 20 years of coaching experience in the sport.
Martinez has worked as the head coach of a variety of entities at the professional, club and high school levels, including stints with the Santa Clarita Blue Heat FC, Golden Valley High School and the North Valley Soccer Club.
Martinez is the co-founder of the FC Valencia soccer club, which hosts 12 youth teams in the Santa Clarita area. He is also the head coach of two FC Valencia teams.
He has also earned a professional level United States Soccer Federation National Coaching License. In addition, Martinez has traveled to Italy to work with the coaching staffs of the Italian National team, Inter Milan, and AC Milan in a quest to continue his coaching education.
In his spare time, Martinez enjoys following all levels of international soccer, running, playing the ‘FIFA’ video game, walking his dog, hiking and traveling.
Martinez resides in Valencia with his wife, Claudia, and together they have four children.
— Bio current as of Aug. 2018