JUAN DE DIOS CASTILLO - DIRECTOR OF VERTICAL TRANSITIONS
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Coach Castillo's philosophy towards soccer brings a proven, successful style of “attacking” futbol to the field. He has lived his entire life as part of a professional soccer family, as a son to Juan de Dios Castillo Gonzalez who played professionally for many clubs in Mexico and for the Mexican National team, and also had a long career as a coach for many, many professional clubs all across Mexico and Central America as well as the national team head coach for 3 different countries.
This great bank of soccer knowledge is where Coach Castillo draws the building blocks of his philosophy for soccer. Having played at a high level himself, as a member of the U20 Mexican National team, and also as a player with Pumas UNAM, Queretaro, and Santos Laguna in the Mexican professional league, he has acquired a unique and diverse knowledge of how the game is played. This knowledge, coupled with the experience gained in continued learning and teaching of the game as a member of the coaching staffs and as an apprentice coach and observer, for many professional soccer clubs, is where he draws the basis for his philosophy of play.
As an International Coach:
Rayados de Monterrey Summer 2014-2015 (Observer)
San Luis Soccer Team (1st Div A) December 2013 (Observer)
Rayados de Monterrey Summer 2013 (Observer)
El Salvador National Team 2012 (Apprentice Coach)
Honduras National Team 2010-2011 (Apprentice Coach) - UNCAF Champions
Motagua (Honduras Pro-League) 2009 (Coaching staff)
Marathon Club (Honduras Pro-League) December 2007 (Apprentice Coach)
Club Toluca (Mexican Pro-League) February 2007 (Apprentice Coach)
Cruz Azul (Mexican Pro-League) March –April 2002 (Coaching staff)
Durango Soccer (Mexican Pro League) winter 2000 (Observer)
Independiente Football Club (Argentina Pro-League) summer 1999 (Observer)
Santos Laguna (Mexican Pro- League) summer 1998 -1999 (Apprentice coach)
Saltillo Soccer Club (Mexican Pro- League) summer 1996 (Apprentice coach)
Juan, his wife Cheyenne and their two sons, Ethan and Enzo relocated to Oklahoma (near Cheyenne’s home town of Sapulpa) in 2011 from Monterrey, Mexico. Juan’s passion for the game and ability to teach it is spreading to the youth level in Oklahoma.