Adriana Valdez comes to us from California State Los Angeles University as an Assistant coach. Adriana was with Cal State LA for 3 seasons. Her final season in 2017 she helped the Golden Eagles finish 2nd place in conference and helped them advance to the semifinals of the California Collegiate Athletic Association for a 3rd consecutive time. In 2017 she helped the Golden Eagles finish with a 9-5-3 overall record. She helped the Golden Eagles reach the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament title match in 2016. The Golden Eagles finished the season with a 7-9-4 overall record.
Valdez began her collegiate coaching career in 2015 and helped Cal State LA go 8-2-2 over its final 12 games and finish with a 7-7-4 overall record. In 2016, Valdez was named the women’s varsity soccer head coach at Fullerton Union High School, where she had been an assistant coach since 2013. In her first year as head coach, she led the team to its first CIF playoff berth since 2010.
Valdez also earned a big honor in 2017 when she was awarded with a Woman of Distinction Award in the city of Fullerton. She has also been a youth soccer coach for the Fullerton Rangers since 2010.
Valdez competed in semi-pro soccer for two seasons with the L.A. Vikings and played alongside top national player Maribel Dominguez. Valdez graduated from Cal State LA in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. She played for the Golden Eagles for two seasons in 2012 and 2013 and earned all academic honors. She competed in soccer, cross country and track and field at Fullerton High School and currently resides in Anaheim with her family.