May 3, 1999 Vol. III, No. 15

Terry Davila Named CSUN Head Men's Soccer Coach

Former Northridge Assistant Coach, Player and Graduate Returns

Cal State Northridge Athletic Director Sam Jankovich announced the hiring of Terry Davila, a former top CSUN men's soccer assistant coach from 1995-97 (left), as the team's new head coach.

Davila, a former four-year starter for the Matadors and later a two-time Los Angeles Times Coach of the Year, succeeds Marwan Ass'ad as coach and becomes the fourth head coach in the soccer program's 21-year history.

Ass'ad resigned in late 1998 to become director of the West Valley Soccer League after amassing a career record of 192- 102-26 during 16 seasons with the Matadors. The 1998 Matadors finished with an overall 12-5 record, winning 12 of their last 13 matches.

Since February 1999, Davila has been the coaching director of the Valley United Soccer Club in the San Fernando Valley. He also served as the head coach of the Valley United Stars Soccer Team (girls under 15) since April 1994.

The Valley United Stars won the 1996 and 1998 National Western U.S. Championships and finished as the California State Champions in 1995, 1996 and 1998. The team had a 314- 25-21 record with Davila at the helm.

Davila also coached the Stars' Under 13 team since April 1998. The Under 13 team won the 1999 California State Championships and posted a 50-5-4 mark under Davila.

In addition to his club program, Davila served as the head coach at Reseda High School from 1990-95 and 1998-99. Reseda High won four West Valley League championships (1991, 1993, 1998 and 1999) and three Valley Pac-8 Conference championships (1995, 1998 and 1999) under Davila.

With his 1998 City Section championship at Reseda High as a coach, Davila can boast of winning City Section titles as both a coach and as a player. In 1988, Davila earned City Player of the Year honors after leading Reseda High to the city section championship as a senior.

Davila then started in every match during his playing career at Cal State Northridge. He was part of the 1988 CSUN soccer team that reached the NCAA Division II final, losing 3-2 to the Florida Institute of Technology. Davila graduated from CSUN with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology in 1994.

-Ryan Finney

May 3, 1999

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