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Girls Soccer Coaches

Coach Casillas
Coach Casillas

Varsity Head Coach Luis Casillas

 

Coach Casillas has been coaching competitive soccer since 1997. Coach Casillas was recruited to coach by Coach Frank Zimmerman at the Soccer Club of Oceanside. First recruited as a trainer, Coach Casillas soon took over his first team and took that first group of boys to the Premier level in the Presidio Soccer League from AA-B in three years. Several of those boys went on to play in local Community Colleges, CSUs, and Division 2 programs. Coach Casillas went on to Coach another team from AA-B to Premier in the same amount of time, and that team boasts a Division 1 college player along with several community college players. Coach Casillas then moved to the Temecula Valley Soccer Academy Hawks where he coached several boys teams and worked the Hawks recreational and competitive team camps. Upon his return to the SCO, Coach Casillas has focused on coaching girls and currently coaches the 2003 Girls Black team in Flight 2 of SDDA.
Coach Casillas' high school career started at Oceanside High as the Boys Freshman Coach/Varsity assistant for two years. Coach Casillas then moved to the girls side and was the Assistant Varsity Coach and JV head Coach for two years. His career continued for one season as the Head JV Boys Coach and Varsity Assistant at Vista High School. Most recently, Coach Casillas was the Head JV Coach and Varsity Assistant at Rancho Buena Vista High School, where the Longhorns were back to back League Champions and went to the CIF State playoffs. The 2012-2013 Wildcats set every (good) school record and were selected for the first time to the CIF playoffs! The 2013-2014 team also broke records and won the school's first CIF playoff game and were defeated in the quarterfinals. The 2014-2015 also set high marks, winning the school's FIRST Tournament Championship at the Lady Vaqueros Tournament and then again, barely losing in the CIF Quarterfinals.In 2018 the Wildcats won the first Girls Soccer Banner in school history by winning the Avocado East League and also were Runners-Up in the CIF Division 2 Finals. The Wildcats have progressed to the CIF playoffs every year under Casillas, and this season look to step back up to Division 1.

 

Coach Casillas' focus is on developing the entire Girls Soccer program at ECHS, and enjoys players develop into Varsity-level players whether they walk on as such or spend time through all three levels offered.

Coach Casillas is a Spanish Teacher at César Chávez Middle School where he will help continue the Two Way Bilingual Immersion Program and holds: a Master's Degree in Spanish Literature; A Single-Subject Teaching Credential in Spanish with a Supplemental Authorization in French; a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential; and a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish with a Minor in French. Coach Casillas holds a National D Soccer License from USSF and a National Youth Coaching License from USYSA. He is married with three daughters.

Coach Erica Williams
Coach Erica Williams

Assistant Varsity Coach Erica Williams

Coach Erica returned to the Wildcats last year as the first choice to replace Coach Shelly Tuck. Williams played 4 years on Varsity for ECHS from 2009-2013. She served as Captain for Coach Casillas in the first year of his tenure. Williams played as a Center mid and outside back for the Wildcats. She just finished her college career at Austin College where she also captained the soccer team for 2 years. Williams is now a Behavioral Therapist here in North County and looks forward to helping the program elevate to an even higher level. She is well-respected by her players and the quintessential role model for them.

JV Head Coach Luis R. Casillas

Coach Luis has been coaching soccer for over 30 years. He has played the game for more than 50 years as well. He is originally from Aguascalientes, México but grew up in Guadalajara, where he was able to train with the Club de Fútbol Guadalajara (Chivas) youth academies. He later decided to move to the USA to study medicine, and soon after joined the US Navy were he served over 25 years as a corpsman and is a veteran of the Iraq war. Coach Casillas has coached for the Oceanside Breakers, Oceanside Tsunami, US Naval Hospital (Camp Pendleton), Oceanside High School and now El Camino High School. He is retired from the Navy and as a Licensed Vocational Nurse for the North County Detention Center in Vista, CA. He has been married for over 30 years and has three children and four grandchildren. He has coached at EC since 2012 and his biggest motivation is to see players progress to the Varsity level.

Coach Morgan Liggan
Coach Morgan Liggan

Novice Head Coach Morgan Liggan

Morgan Liggan returns to the Wildcats after graduating from UCLA. She was a captain for 2 years under Coach Casillas and was a three-year letterwoman. Coach Liggan played for the UCLA club team that competed for a National Club Championship.

 

Coach Morgan says:

Hello all, my name is Morgan Liggan. I am an El Camino High School and El Camino soccer Alumna (C/O
2015.) I graduated from UCLA this year with a degree in political science and am currently submitting my
law school applications for Fall 2019 enrollment. At UCLA I continued to pursue my love for soccer as a
member, captain, and vice president of the women’s club soccer team. I was also an Oceanside Breaker
for several years and a volunteer youth soccer coach throughout high school. I am so excited to return
home and be a part of Wildcat Athletics again. I hope to instill a love for soccer in my players and help
them improve their skills and knowledge of the game this season.