Women's Head Soccer Coach
2009 BIG WEST CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR
Keith West is in his 11th season as head coach of the Matadors' women's soccer team. The Matadors are 87-93-17 under West.
CSUN went 11-8-1 and 4-3-1 in conference play in 2015. The team matched its best six-game start in 10 seasons by going 5-1. Four Matadors earned All-Big West Conference honors including Cynthia Sanchez (First Team), Kourtney Kutscher (First Team), Kendall Moskal (Second Team) and Lindsay Kutscher (All-Freshman Team).
In 2014, the Matadors went 7-11-2 during the regular season but did earn their way into the postseason with a 4-3-1 conference record. CSUN clinched its fifth appearance over the last six years in the Big West Conference Championship tournament. The Matadors dropped a hard fought contest 1-0 to Cal State Fullerton in the conference semifinals. Six Matadors earned All-Conference honors including Leandra Walker (1st Team), Taylor Hobson (1st Team), Brittanie Sakajian (Honorable Mention), Lyndsey Preston (Honorable Mention), Jovani McCaskill (Honorable Mention) and Cynthia Sanchez (Honorable Mention).
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Derek Hanks is in his sixth season as an assistant coach for the women's soccer program. He served as volunteer coach in 2007, moved to the second assistant position for the 2008 and 2009 seasons and re-assumed the volunteer duties for the 2010 season. Prior to the 2015 season, Hanks returned to the Matadors as an assistant.
In his first stint on the sidelines at CSUN, the Matadors' defense was one of the more formidable units in the Big West Conference. In 2009, the squad helped secure eight shutouts and two members of the backline (Katie Fox, Second Team, and Brielle Slepicoff, Honorable Mention) received All-Big West honors. In 2008, then-captain Nalena Betancourt also received All-Big West Honorable Mention accolades.
Hanks was also a four-year starter for the Matadors from 2003-2006.The two-time captain started 77 matches over his distinguished career and finished seventh in the all-time ranks after playing in 78 matches. Hanks accumulated five goals over his career, including two scores as a senior, and notched 12 points for his career.
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Cynthia Rosas is in her first season as an assistant coach to the women's soccer team. She works primarily with the Matador goalkeepers and the defense.
Rosas left a lasting imprint in the history of the women's soccer program after a stellar four-year career from 2009-2012. An owner of numerous Matador all-time records, Rosas earned 33 career wins in goal for the Matadors, helping lead CSUN to both its first Big West Conference Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012.
She is the Matador leader in career minutes in goal (6,059), goals-against-average (0.80), shutouts (27.0) and wins while also ranking third in saves (282). Rosas also holds several all-time season records including posting the most minutes in goal (2,034) and shuouts (11.0) in a season (2012). Her 0.30 goals-against-average in 2009 is also the the lowest GAA of any Matador in a single season in team history.
Volunteer Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Ivan Alzate returns back to sidelines at CSUN as he joins the women's soccer staff for the 2016-17 year. An accomplished player and veteran coach, Alzate has previously assisted on the coaching staff for both the women's soccer and men's soccer teams for nine combined seasons dating back to 1997.
Alzate served as a member of the men's soccer coaching staff from 1997-1999 and the 2004 campaign under current men's soccer head coach Terry Davila. For the women's soccer program, Alzate assisted the coaching staff from 2000-2004.
Along with his coaching stints with CSUN, Alzate has also coached youth club soccer since 1990. He has currently been serving as the Real So Cal head coach.
Director of Soccer Operations
Tom Hutchison is in his fifth season as Director of Soccer Operations.
His duties include organizing team travel arrangements and coordinating apparel. A native of the San Fernando Valley, Hutchison graduated from San Fernando Valley State College (now Cal State Northridge) in 1971.
He retired from the Department of Recreation and Parks after 32 years of service to the City of Los Angeles in 1998. Tom has worked with Matador Athletics for the past nine years before his appointment to the baseball staff from 2006 to 2012. In addition to his duties mentioned above, "Big Tom" also assisted the baseball team with fundraising, spearheading the Matador Diamond Club effort, and coordinates game film for the Matadors.
Men's Head Soccer Coach
Head Coach?Terry Davila begins his 17th season at the helm of the Matador men's soccer program at Northridge in 2015. A five-time Big West Men's Soccer Coach of the Year, Davila has led CSUN to six NCAA Tournament Appearances while producing 12 Major League Soccer draft picks in his tenure with the Matadors.
Under Davila's watch, CSUN captured both the 2003 and 2005 Big West Championships and then won the Big West Tournament title in 2012. The team also participated in the postseason in 2002, 2004 and 2013, hosting NCAA Tournament matches in 2005, 2012 and 2013. The Matadors advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in the 2005 tournament, defeating UC Santa Barbara at Matador Soccer Field in the Round of 32.
Among the Matadors to reach the top professional league in the United States (MLS) are former Matadors Sean Franklin, Rafael Garcia, Daniel Paladini, Joe Barton, Benjamin Benditson, Willie Sims, Chad Borak and Joe Franco. In the 2015 MLS Superdraft, the Matadors set a new program record by having two players (Sagi Lev-Ari and Edwin Rivas) selected in the same class.