Club Directors

Kevin Watson
Director of Coaching

Kevin started his youth career playing club soccer with Riverside United before continuing on to Pateadores Soccer Club. He went on to play at the college level with Cal State San Bernardino and captained the California Baptist University Men’s Soccer program for two seasons. He graduated cum laude honors with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. After college he expanded his coaching experience with the Cal Poly Pomona Women’s Soccer program and the Cal State San Bernardino Men’s Soccer program for a total of four years. He has also worked with Matrix Soccer Club as a girls head coach and a boys head coach and director with Pateadores Soccer Club for the past 12 years. He is in his seventh year of teaching as a Special Education American Government and Economics Teacher at Arlington High School. He also serves as head coach the Arlington High School Boys Varsity Soccer program. He resides in Riverside with his wife, Mallory, and two kids- Benjamin (5-years old) and Avery (3-years old).

Daniel Graff
Girls Program Director

Daniel grew up in Jurupa Valley and spent his youth club career playing for Arsenal FC and Corona United. He went on to play at local colleges Cal Baptist University and Cal State San Bernardino. Daniel started his coaching career at Claremont Stars before moving to Platinum FC, which later became Inland Empire Surf SC. While at IE Surf Daniel oversaw teams that reached the top levels of the competitive Coast Soccer League. Daniel also spent time coaching at the collegiate level as an Assistant coach and Goalkeepers trainer. He spent 2 seasons with Div 3 University of La Verne with the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams before moving over to Cal State San Bernardino in 2013 in the same capacity. While at CSUSB he oversaw the training and development of the 2nd All American in CSUSB Women’s Soccer history, Goalkeeper Chelsey Jones. Daniel is the head coach for the Norco High School Girls Varsity Soccer team and previously served as head coach at Redlands East Valley (League champions), and the Webb Schools (CIF Finalists). Daniel currently serves as the Girls Program Director, Girls 2005 Head Coach and club Goalkeeping Trainer.

Jose Esparza
Boys Youngers Program Director

Jose is a Riverside native where he grew up playing as a youth before moving to San Antonio, Texas where he has been living for the past 12 years. He has a vast playing career including trials and pre-season with Tecos in Mexico, PDL in Texas and Missouri for 4 years, and trials in Scotland for AYR United. In San Antonio he coached for Lonestar SC and SA United. Jose holds a national youth license, E license and will be securing his D license in the summer of 2018.