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Soccer Coaching Staff

Ricardo GarzaRicardo Garza
Head Coach
(636) 481-3397 or (636) 797-3000, ext. 3397

Ricardo Garza begins his eighth season as head coach of the Jefferson College Men's Soccer Program in the upcoming 2016 season and twelfth season overall. Garza was named the MCCAC Coach of the Year three times after his team won the Conference Championship in 2009, 2012 & 2015. Garza was named Region XVI Coach of the Year in 2012, 2013 & 2015 after winning their seventh Regional Championship.  Garza was named Central District Coach of the Year in 2012.  Garza has been with the Viking program since it's beginning in 2005 when he started as an assistant coach. 

During his career at Jefferson he has helped the Vikings win seven Regional Championships, four District Championships, five National Tournament appearances and a National Championship Title in 2006.  Ricardo's coaching career record is 80-36-4 and the program's record is 205-77-13.  Ricardo has coached 10 All-Americans and has moved players onto great four-year colleges and universities.  Garza has recruited a nice blend of local and national players into the Viking program to give the Vikings the competitive edge they need to remain successful each year. 

Garza is very involved in his community by organizing and coaching within his JC Juniors Soccer Academy and JC United Soccer Club created to enrich the soccer ability in the area.  His time within the community helps local players prepare for the college soccer experience and improved each players' ability every year. 

Coach Garza has United States Olympic Development experience from 2001-2003.  He has been invited to coach camps at the finest Division I soccer programs in the country over the years and has a keen eye for talent.

Garza recently created a College ID Program in the United States with the mission to provide development and exposure for aspiring future college players in a competitive coaching environment.  Garza host camps across the country and also in South American countries.

Garza’s goal is to help as many student-athletes attend college and pursue a better life with a quality education.

Garza extended his soccer academy into Bolivia and is currently working with a Jefferson Alumni there with a mission to enrich the lives in Santa Cruz through sport and education.

Garza holds his USSF licenses and FA certificates.

Alex Ochoa
1st Assistant Coach
(636) 481-3397 or (636) 797-3000, ext. 3397

This is Alex’s 3rd year with the Jefferson College soccer program. Alex has been successful in recruiting in the St. Louis and Jefferson County area. Without Alex, the Jefferson College Staff would be stretched thin in their local recruiting. Alex gives the staff an exceptional advantage by allowing the coaching staff the necessary time to train the team everyday while Alex checks leads on recruits. Alex has been coaching the Olympico men’s team in the St. Louis Latin League and has won 9 Championship with them.

BoBob Bartoloneb Bartolone
Assistant Coach




Joe LangeJoe Lange
Volunteer Assistant Coach




Duane Kloepple
Goalkeeper Coach