MEN & WOMEN'S SOCCER COACHING STAFF
SHANE HUFF, HEAD COACH | 707-468-3006 | firstname.lastname@example.org
First Contact Form: Prospective Athletes
The 2012 Womens Soccer Team set a strong prescedence for all future teams. Hard work equals success! The lady Eagles finished the season with a 16-2-3 overall record and WON their first Bay Valley Conference Championship with an impressive 11-0-1 record. The Eagles competed in the California Community College State Championships for the first time in school history where they beat San Joaquin Delta College 3-1 in the first round before losing to a strong Fresno City College team in the second round. The lady Eagles are not just atheltes, but they represent the true meaning of being a student athelte. The lady Eagles were the recipients in Janruary 2013 with the prestigous award of the HIGHEST TEAM grade point average for California Community Colleges Women soccer programs by earning an impressive 3.23 team gpa.
Shane prides himself on guiding student/athletes to the next level. He graduated his first recruiting class this past 2012 season. All sophomores had opportunities to continue their student athletic careers after playing for the Mendocino College Women’s Soccer program. Shane feels strongly and takes great pride in helping the women student/athletes continue their collegiate dreams after their participation with Mendocino College.
“The coaching staff has continued to work hard to create a challenging and fun soccer environment. The culture and dynamics of the soccer program the past two years have established high expectations and standards of excellence! Our student athletes work hard and thrive in this competitive environment."
"Our goal for the women’s soccer program is to prepare the student athletes for a four year institution both academically and athletically. We are excited about the 2013 team. They understand the expectations and they are excited for the challenges they will face this season. We are very proud to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of young ladies".
Shane Huff graduated from Ukiah High School in 1993. Throughout high school shane traveled to Santa Rosa where he played club soccer with Santa Rosa United Soccer Club. Shane continued his academic/athletic career at California State University Bakersfield (CSUB) from 1994-1997. At CSUB the soccer team won three league titles and participated in four NCAA College Cups, three Regional Finals, two Final Fours, and won a National Championship his senior year (1997). Shane enjoyed his time playing at CSUB where he is tied for the record with most appearances in a career (88) in the top five in games started (70) and top five for career assists (23). During summer breaks from college, Shane played semi-professionally where he was part of a National Championship with the Central Coast Roadrunners in 1997.
After finishing his playing career, Shane continued coaching for his alma mater. He assisted the men’s team in 1999 and then moved to Fort Lewis College and was the top assistant for the 2000 season. In 2001 Shane was the top assistant coach for the Lobo Men’s team at the University of New Mexico. Shane continued as a volunteer assistant at UNM for two more years while he pursued his Masters Degree in Physical Education. During his final year of coaching at UNM the team advanced to the Division I College Cup Finals (2005). While coaching, Shane finished his Masters Degree (2003) and then pursued his Doctorate (ABD). Prior to Mendocino College, Shane taught and coached varsity soccer at Cibola High School. Shane led Cibola High School to quarterfinal and semifinal finishes. During Shane’s four-year coaching tenure, Cibola has had the most success in program history.
Shane holds a United States Soccer Federation National "B" license and a United States Youth Soccer "National Youth License".
Shane is married to his wife Dana and they have two daughters, Addison and Allie.
JOE MUNOZ, ASSISTANT COACH
Joe is in his second year at Mendocino College. He comes with a tremendous amount of playing experience and has built an incredible resume during his career. A two time All-American and NCAA Division II National Player of the Year, he was known for his technical and tactical abilities as a player.
Coach Huff thoughts on Coach Munoz: “Joe is a fantastic person! He brings so much knowledge and passion to our team and he is an excellent role model for our players! He was and still is an incredible soccer player! One of the best players I had the pleasure of playing with! Coach Munoz is a tremendous asset to the coaching staff!”
Originally from Chula Vista CA, Joe competed at CSU-Bakersfield where he played along side Shane Huff from 1994-1997. He is tied with the CSUB record for career appearances (88) with Shane and tied for second in career assists (28). He has won 3 National Championships in his career, one at CSUB in 1997 and two with the Central Coast Roadrunners of the Premier Development League in 1996 and 1997.
He was drafted into the MLS in 1998 in the second round to the New York/New Jersey Metrostars, now known as the New York Redbulls. He then continued to play professionally for the Chico Rooks while attaining his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University. He is a practicing Physical Therapist at Ukiah Valley Medical Center Rehab Services since he moved to the area in 2005.
Joe is married to Lacey and they have two boys, Rio and Mateo.
NAOMI RHODES, ASSISTANT COACH
Naomi Rhodes was a local standout and graduate of Ukiah High School, where she was a four-year player on the Women’s Varsity team. Naomi continued her academic/athletic career at the University of Oregon, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Spanish, and was a member of the school’s NCAA Division 1 Women's Soccer team and club team.
Naomi began her coaching career in 2002 as head coach for the Ukiah Pumas Select Girls'U12 team. She remained with this group of girls through the 2004-2005 season. In 2005 she became assistant coach for the Ukiah High School Women’s Varsity team. In 2006 she joined the coaching staff of the Mendocino College Women's Soccer program. This 2012-2013 season will be Naomi';s fifth season as assistant coach for the Lady Eagles.
Naomi's ability to connect with young women through soccer, and serve as a role model both on and off the field, are what she excels at and love most about coaching. Naomi continues to play soccer any chance she gets by participating in local women’s and co-ed leagues and tournaments.
Coach Huff thoughts on Coach Rhodes: "Coach Rhodes has a great playing background and brings a ton of energy and knowledge to our program! Coach Rhodes has the ability to step on the field and play with our girls and teach them throguh her actions on the field. Coach Rhodes has been instrumental in the building of this soccer program and we are grateful and lucky to have her."
Naomi and her husband, Jeff live in Ukiah with their daughter, Audrey and son, Asher.