CenCal Cosmos are excited to announce that Alvaro Nogales will be joining the club as our new Director of Soccer Operations.
CenCal Cosmos are excited to announce that Alvaro Nogales will be joining the club as our new Director of Soccer Operations. This position will take responsibility for directing the administrative tasks of the club as well as coaching two teams for the club.
"Alvaro is an excellent acquisition for the club," Said DOC Kevin Botterill, "His enthusiasm for teaching the game shone through in the interview, as well as his background and abilities in business administration."
A native of Malaga, Spain, Alvaro started playing competitive soccer for UD Fuengirola los Boliches, a local football club when he was 6 years old. He progressed through their whole youth development system until he made his debut with the first team, a 3rd division team in Spain, at age 17. This gave him the opportunity to play against top Academies in Spain such Malaga CF, Real Betis, Sevilla FC…
In 2011, he was recruited by Fresno Pacific University where he played soccer and graduated with a degree in Business Admnistration in 2016. A two year captain, they made history for the school becoming the first program to win a NCAA Conference title in 2016. After college, Alvaro played for Fresno Fuego for 3 seasons making playoff appearances and playing against other professional teams like LA Galaxy or New York Cosmos.
His coaching experience began in 2014, as an assistant coach for Clovis North High School, which lead to coaching privately individual and group session and convinced Alvaro that this was his career path.
He continued to coach High School, and began coaching club soccer when he moved to Utah in 2016 for Murray SC. He returned to California in 2018, where he started to get involved with California Youth Sports Management with their events, coaching 2 teams for Odyssey SC, as well as, serving as an assistant coach for Clovis Community College (Clovis Crush).