Thursday, August 20, 2015
Office of College Advancement
Fremont, CA-Ohlone College has hired David Cordova Marroquin as the Head Coach for the Men's Soccer Program. Marroquin is Fremont resident with close and lengthy ties to the Ohlone Community. He was part of the Ohlone Men's Soccer program from 2000-2001, earning an AA in Liberal Arts, before transferring to CSU East Bay, where he continued to play soccer, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English: Creative Writing.
Prior to Ohlone and CSU, East Bay, Marroquin played at Irvington High School in Fremont, earning two NCS championships in 1997 and 1998.
Marroquin began work with the Ohlone Women's Soccer team program in 2003 as assistant coach under the direction of Head Coach Larry Heslin. After working with this program for a few years, Marroquin returned to CSU East Bay and earned his Master's in English in 2010. Marroquin is also an Adjunct English instructor at Ohlone. He is currently working on his Master's in Kinesiology at Fresno Pacific University.
Marroquin takes over the Ohlone Men's Soccer program that has struggled for a few years but is looking to infuse a new energy and change the culture of Men's Soccer at Ohlone.
"Understanding the local community and having ties to MVAL high schools is key to laying a foundation for the building of Men's Soccer at Ohlone," Marroquin said. "It is crucial to show local student-athletes that there are athletic and academic opportunities here at Ohlone and in this way attract the local talent."
The first game this season is on Saturday, August 22, 11:00 am at Fremont Central Park. Thanks to the community who approved the Measure G Bond, Ohlone is currently engaged in construction on a new soccer field as part of the Athletic Fields Improvement project which will also upgrade the softball and baseball fields. Once complete, all fields will be equipped with artificial water saving turf. The project is on track for completion in summer of 2016. In the meantime all home games are held in either at Central Park or TAK Stadium in Fremont.
Interested individuals in Men's Soccer can contact David Cordova Marroquin at email@example.com.