Coaches

Larry Aguiar
Larry Aguiar, Head Coach, Men's Soccer, Picture of Larry
Head Coach
925.424.1222

Coach Aguiar's Soccer philosophy:  Believes in teaching and applying Total Soccer concepts. 

Aguiar attended Chabot College in Hayward, followed by transferring to California State University at Hayward (Now called East Bay) earning a BS in Kinesiology, followed by a Master Degree in Education from Stanford University, coach Aguiar has spent a great athletic career at the two year college level. Teaching and Coaching from 1975 to present day. Having coached Men's Football 5 years Chabot College, Track and Field Chabot College 9 years, Women's Basketball 2 years Chabot College, Men's Four Wall Handball Team 39 years Chabot College and Las Positas College and Tae Kwon Do Team 25 years Chabot College and Las Positas College holding a forth degree black belt with Kuk Ki Won headquarters for Tae Kwon Do from Seoul, South Korea. Coach Aguiar has been fortunate to have a championship team in all the sports team he has coached. His personal playing career is as fulfilling as his coaching career with many personal championships and all American awards as well has personal national championships.

Born in Portugal and moved to America when he was 10 years old.  His foreign experience as well as his American experience makes him a true teacher and coach of soccer.  He has experience soccer in Portugal 1950 to 1955, America 1955 to present, Mexico summer of 1966, Vietnam 1968 to 1969, South Korea 1969  to 1970, South Africa's Gabon and Sao Tome summer of 1994 with twenty plus years of playing with Northern California various cultural soccer teams.  Aguiar was kicking a soccer ball (futbol) with both feet by the age of 4.  Aguiar along with his two brother's Manuel Aguiar and Chico Aguiar were the very first to start a soccer program (Club Team) at Chabot College in 1966, four years before Chabot College administration hired a full time soccer coach for the very popular and fast growing interest in the US sport of soccer.  Aguiar went off to the Army and played soccer for the various soccer clubs in the assignments he was giving while in the army.  He was the a supporting back for the Fort Ord Soccer Team in 1968, which by the way was about 90% foreign players at that time.  While growing up in the US Aguiar's soccer experience was 100% through culture teams in the bay area, from San Jose to San Francisco, including Hayward and Fremont.  After 55+ years with soccer experience we have seen Aguiar's soccer involvement at all the age levels from youth to adult level.  Aguiar choose the college level and is currently 100% involved with that level.  It is evident when observing Aguiar's teaching and instruction of soccer technique and philosophy as well as strategy, that he too is still developing and learning.  He is always looking for more information on soccer for knowledge.  Aguiar is still learning and developing in the very competitive and complex sport of soccer.  The world is his teacher.

 

Assistant Coaches:

Ramiro Rodriguez
Ramiro Rodriguez, Assistant Coach, Men's Soccer, Picture of Ramiro
925.424.1000 x2239

QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.S./B.S. Kinesiology, CSU East Bay.
  • CTC California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • USSF “A” Licensed
  • NSCAA “Premier” Licensed
  • FPF Peruvian National Licensed
  • CBF Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paulo, Brazilian Licensed
  • USYSA Youth National Licensed
  • USSF State Coaching Instructor
  • State Olympic Development Program (ODP)
  • Futbol Soccer Academy (FSA)
  • ’81-’83 Peruvian Youth National Team

Ramiro Rodriguez begins his ninth season with the Las Positas College Men’s Soccer Program in 2014

Rodriguez is a professional soccer coach. He represented his country, Peru, on the first Youth World Cup in Argentina 1981. He played under the Peruvian National Development Youth program CEDENA until he came to United States in 1987. Here, he played for Napa College 1989 while taking ESL English classes. Soon after an injury while still actively playing he became a Coach in 1993 starting his coaching career. 

Rodriguez enjoyed coaching to the point that he went through all the licensing available to become a professional coach. He earned his USSF “A” license in 1998. After concluding his “A” license, he pursued his NSCAA Licensing earning his “Premier License “in 2003.

Following his American coaching schooling he decided to pursue his career as a coach in South America. He went to Brazil and finished his CBF “B” license in Rio de Janeiro in 2001 and also went to Peru his native country to earn his license as “Director Tecnico” from the Peruvian Football Federation FPF in 2002.

Rodriguez is involved with the State ODP Olympic Development Program since 1998 helping both the boys and girls side. As the boys’ head coach of the categories 90’s and 94’s the teams won the Regional Champions in 2009 – 2010 respectively.

At the club level coach Rodriguez is involved with youth soccer for over 15 years. He has help different northern California clubs such; Diablo Valley Soccer Club (DVSC), Bay Oaks, Castro Valley Soccer Club, South Alameda County (SAC), West Contra Costa (WCC), Livermore, Tri Valley Soccer Club, and recently Pleasanton Rage.

At the College level he has encountered different levels of players to work with. The student-athlete player now has to focus not just in soccer but also in academics to be able to succeed. Working along with an experienced collegiate coach, Mr. Aguiar, he was able to be a part of a strong foundation that is bringing the student-athletes to the next level.

Las Positas College Soccer Program is working to promote not just the sport but to keep the student-athletes involved in academics and giving the chance to transfer to 4 years Universities.  

Rodriguez graduated from California State University East Bay in 2010 earning his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and his Single Subject Teaching Credential and in 2013 he finished his Master of Science in Kinesiology and Sports Science.  



Volunteers:

Geoffrey Aguiar
Geoffrey Aguiar, Volunteer coach, Men's Soccer, picture of Geoff
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The former Hawks player has been involved in some capacity with the soccer program at Las Positas nearly every year since the program’s inception. These roles have ranged from statistician, to player, to his current role as a coach.

Geoff enjoyed a successful playing career at Las Positas, playing in 2003 & 2004. During his first season, he worked himself from an early season substitute to a key player, eventually earning Offensive MVP while helping the Hawks reach the playoffs.

During his second season, Geoff was voted a Captain by his teammates and kept a consistent level of play all season. At the end of that season, Geoff earned awards such as Coast Conference Player of the Year, Team MVP, First-team All-conference, First-team All-state, First-team All-region, and Honorable Mention All-American. Geoff would then continue his collegiate playing career at Dominican University.

In addition to soccer success, Geoff was a 2-time National College Handball champion while he attended Las Positas College. These athletic accomplishments combined with success in the classroom led to Geoff being named the Las Positas College Student-Athlete of the Year in 2004.

Once his time playing college soccer was finished, Geoff returned to help coach the Hawks while also working as a strength and conditioning coach and completing his education. Geoff graduated from California State University, East Bay with his B.S in Kinesiology and a Human Development minor in 2012. In 2014, Geoff completed his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, also at CSUEB.

In addition to coaching with the Hawks, Geoff has been teaching classes at local colleges such as CSUEB and Diablo Valley College. Further, Geoff has helped coach with the Olympic Development Program for the last several years.

 

Mike Guzman

925.424.1222

Coach Michael Guzman currently serves as Goalkeeper coach for EBU Bay Oaks Soccer Club and their US Development Academy U13/14 Boys program. 

Coach Guzman, a graduate of California  State University East Bay earned his B.A. in Communications with an emphasis on journalism, and video production.

Guzman played soccer at San Lorenzo High School and Las Positas College earning Coast Conference Honorable Mention awards as a Goalkeeper/Midfielder. 

Coach Guzman has coached Varsity Boys Soccer for both San Lorenzo and now Arroyo High School of the WACC shoreline conference.

Guzman has worked at the youth, high school and collegiate level and most  recently served as goalkeeper coach for Notre Dame de Namur University Men's and Women's soccer programs.

Guzman also functions as a team administrator for the Olympic Development Program working in conjunction with assistant coaches Geoffrey Aguiar and Ramiro Rodriguez.


Nate Frost
Picture of Nate Frost, Volunteer coach, men's soccer
510.424.1222