Jose has coached Juventus soccer for 16 years, in Palo Alto for the last 5 years, and also coached a Men’s Soccer Team for 15 years. He has been coaching at Woodside High for the last 20 years, 3 years as JV coach and the last 17 years as Varsity. He played soccer at Sequoia High School, Canada college and Sacramento State where he graduated with a B.S. in Health Science.
Coach Jose realized his passion for coaching early on and has turned it into his fulltime career. The best part of coaching for him is meeting the new personalities at the beginning of the season during tryouts. He admits that the hardest part is putting the team together, but in the end it is the most fun. He loves to see his players set high goals and work hard to achieve them.
When there is a little bit of time outside of coaching, Jose loves to travel. He has 2 adult children who are both Woodside High grads that lettered in sports, soccer and badminton.
Oscar Avendano has been coaching since 2000, He started coaching AYSO and then moved on to CYSA and NorCal Soccer. He was also the president for Madera Roja Soccer club for about 5 years. His playing experience includes playing for Jefferson High School and Capuchino High School. He also played recreationally in the Army.
When asked about coaching Oscar says,” I love coaching because of my kids, it allows me to spend time with them, it allows me to teach them what I love. I have coached all my kids in Soccer, Baseball and Softball. Coaching high school and other leagues has let me be able to enjoy being out on the fields and meet many kids who have passion for the game and help them achieve their goals.“
Oscar has been happily married for 23 years to his high school sweetheart. They have three children, 2 girls and 1 boy. His oldest daughter attended Woodside High school and played both Soccer and Softball. She recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz. His 15-year old daughter is currently attending Woodside High, does not play soccer but loves Softball. His 9-year old son is in elementary school and plays both Soccer and Baseball.
Former Wildcats players who played (or currently playing) at the next level:
Heather Seybert - '14 --- St. Mary's College
Gianna Rosati -'14--- Cal Poly
Chelsea Braun 09'---UCLA
Yianna Dimmitt 07'---UCLA
Alex Cassandro 07'---Notre Dame de Namur University
Janet Girardot 07'---Suffolk University
Ellen Ingebritsen 09'---Amherst College
Emily Kruger 09'--- Cal
Megan McKee 08'---Menlo
Jessica Schulman 07'---Brandeis University
Nicole Tomita 07'---Carleton College
Amanda Torres 07'---Menlo
Daisy Vasquez 07'---Cal St. Bakersfield
Silvia Vasquez 09'---Belmont Abbey University (Currently Boys JV Coach)