“I’m excited to get started in this role as the Latino Coaches Advocacy Chair," said Serrano in a United Soccer Coaches press release. "As the son and spouse of Mexican immigrants, I feel I can personally speak and relate to many issues involving our Latino communities. I am committed to supporting the association’s purpose and to become a driving force as we move forward in helping our membership reach their goals. I look forward to helping facilitate, create and sustain learning environments in which all coaches feel that they belong and that they can learn and thrive.”
Serrano has served as a coaching education instructor with several state associations, an assistant coach at Cañada College, Director of Match Analysis for JASA RWC in Redwood City, California, Youth Development Coach with the Palo Alto Soccer Club in California and was the girls varsity coach at Half Moon Bay High School in Northern California.
“Advocating for coaches is a core pillar of United Soccer Coaches,” said CEO Lynn Berling-Manuel. “It’s a happy coincidence that Julio’s appointment also takes place as we honor the legacy of the Latino community in the United States during Hispanic Heritage Month. We are excited to have him in this role.”
Representatives from the 13 different United Soccer Coaches Advocacy Groups -- professional, college men, college women, high school boys, high school girls, youth, black coaches, disabilities allies, faith-based Coaches, Latino coaches, LGBT & allies, Native American Coaches, women coaches -- plus the Advocacy Council Chair comprise the Advocacy Council.
“I’m thrilled to have Julio Serrano join the United Soccer Coaches Advocacy Council,” said Council Chair Sue Ryan. “This is an exciting time for the Latino Coaches Advocacy Group and I feel that with his personal and coaching experiences, Julio is the perfect choice to lead this group forward.”