Mario grew up in Lima, Peru, where he played from age 4-9. Then he moved to Walnut Creek, Ca and started playing club soccer until he joined the Marine Corp. In the military, he played for the All-Marine Soccer Team and Armed Forces Team. After service, he played at the pro level from 1994-2000 in the USISL. He played for the Reno Rattlers, Northern Nevada Aces, and the Nevada Wonderers (PDL). He also played in the Premier League in San Francisco for Club Peru and Mezcala. Mario played in the CISL for Sporting Newark, and now is committed to coaching and sharing his experiences with the youth.
“I came to Los Gatos United Club because it fit my coaching style and my personality. After being at different clubs and being able to experience the way other clubs work. I felt that Los Gatos United could give me the opportunity to add my coaching stamp in the club. Providing the perfect match with the philosophy of the club. I want players to enjoy the game and have fun as they learn. The game teaches us a lot of life lessons that we have to overcome in order to be a better player but all in all a better person.”
– Certifications –
Coaching license/diploma/education: NSCAA National Diploma
Playing experience: Played in the USISL for 6 years, PDL for 1 year