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May 22, 2006

Gavilan College Rams announce new coaches

Gavilan College is pleased to announce the addition of three new coaches to the Gavilan College Athletic Department. One of the positions, Head Coach for Men's Baseball, is a full-time position, and the two others (Head Coach, women's Soccer and Head Coach, Men's Basketball) are part-time positions.

Neal Andrade: pending approval of the Board of Trustees at their June meeting, Neal Andrade will be offered the full-time position of Head Coach, Men's Baseball. Andrade has been a part-time faculty member and Head Coach for men's baseball since 2003. Prior to Gavilan College, he was head Baseball Coach at San Benito High School for three years. He was also Assistant head Baseball Coach at Gavilan College from 1997-2000. An alumnus of Gavilan College himself, Andrade went on to earn his Bachelos of Science degree from Portland State University, and is working towards a Masters Degree in Sports Management from Nova Southeastern University (expected July, 2006.)

Jorge Espinoza, Head Coach, Women's Soccer
Espinoza brings a wealth of collegiate, community, and professional experience to the position. He has been President & Head Coach of the Jorge Espinoza Soccer Academy (JESA) San Jose, CA since 2002, an academy for male and female players from 7-17 years old. From 2004-2005 he was the Head Girl's Varsity Soccer Coach at Del Mar High School in San Jose, CA. His professional league coaching experience includes stints as an Assistant Coach for the New England Revolution (2001), and Interim Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the San Jose Clash/Earthquakes (1998-1999). He was Head Men's Soccer Coach at Rosary College (Dominican College) in River Forest, IL from 1990-1993. He has coached men's teams for the Indiana Twisters of the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL) (1996-9), Toros Mexico (CISL)(1995), Mexican National Indoor Team (1995), Rockford Raptors, and United States Interregional Soccer League (USISL) (1994-95). As a player, he's played for the Milwaukee Wave-Illinois Thunder, North Professional Soccer League (NPSL) (1990-92), the North York Comets, Canadian Soccer League (CSL) (1988-89), the Dallas Sidekicks; Kansas City Comets; Wichita Wing; Las Vegas Americans (1983-88), the Memphis Americans, Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), the Chicago Sting, North American Soccer League (NASL) (1979-81), the Chile National Team, Pan-American Games (1975) and the Colo Colo-Universidad Catolica, Chile (1972-78). His numerous awards and accomplishments include Del Mar High School Girl's Soccer Division Champions (2004-05), Blossom Valley Athletic League Coach of the Year (2004-05) and numerous boys and girls youth league championships.


Tito Addison, Men's Basketball
Addision, is a graduate of San Jose State University with an impressive track record in community and collegiate athletics. His most recent coaching experience is as Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball for San Jose State University (Division I) San Jose, CA (2005-2006). Prior to that he was Head Coach, Women's Basketball at Mission College in Santa Clara, CA. (2002- 2005) In his three seasons at Mission college, Addison re-established a dormant basketball program, starting his first season with only four eligible players. In his second season the team had a .500+ overall record, and the third year they were Coast Conference-North Co-Champions. He has also been Head Coach / Co-Owner, of H.S. Girl's Elite Basketball (1999-2005), Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball (2001-2002) at Notre Dame de Namur (NCAA Division II,) in Belmont, CA, and Head Coach, Varsity Girl's Basketball (1998-2001) League champion Prospect High School, Saratoga CA. His accomplishments as a player include high school state championship team, high school All-State selection, NCAA Division I player (4 years, 1996 NCAA Tournament participant), and Big West All Conference honors.

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