The Soccer Club of Oceanside (SCO) is pleased to announce that SCO staff coach Luis Casillas has been selected as the new head coach for the El Camino Varsity Girls Soccer team. A 15-year coaching veteran, Casillas has served previously as assistant coach at Oceanside High School, Vista High School and Rancho Buena Vista High School.
“The El Camino Athletic Department is proud and excited to welcome our newest Wildcat, Luis Casillas into our program” said El Camino High School Athletic Director Sean Helgesen. “Luis will be taking over as our head girls soccer coach beginning with the 2012 season. We are positive that with his experience, his drive, and his energy, Luis will be able to lead our girls to victories on and off the pitch.”
A native of Oceanside, Casillas is a graduate of Oceanside High School where he also played and captained the Pirate soccer team. He has deep roots in the community of Oceanside and has been coaching since his late teens for SCO on both the boys and girls sides.
“I am extremely proud of what Luis has accomplished in his coaching career” said SCO Director of Coaching Frank Zimmerman, who coached Casillas at Oceanside High School. “I have a enjoyed a front row seat to watch Luis develop into an outstanding coach, father and husband. Luis has coached high level boys teams for the Breakers and most recently has contributed greatly to the growth and improvement of our girls competitive program. He will do well at El Camino!”
Currently, Casillas coaches Girls Under 14 Black and Girls Under 16 Black for the Soccer Club of Oceanside, both of which play in the Presidio Premier circuit for their respective age groups.
“I am excited to take on the job as the Varsity Girls Coach at El Camino High School and welcome the challenge of getting the program to the next level,” said Casillas. “It is a pleasure to work with a great group of players, staff, and community that share the desire to succeed as student-athletes and represent their school well in all competitions. Please come out and support the team as former, current and future Breakers are all well-represented on all levels in the Wildcats’ soccer program!”