Andres Deza was hired as the Director for the club’s Girls’ Development Academy program in April of 2017.
Deza, 49, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to San Jose. Past roles on his résumé include time as a coach and as the director of coaching for the Gryphons Soccer Club in San Mateo, a stint as the technical director for the De Anza Force Girls’ ECNL program, and a two-year stretch as the NorCal U.S. Training Center Liaison and member of the national team camp coaching staff for U.S. Soccer.
Spending significant time as a head coach at the club level, Deza led the De Anza Force 98G ECNL to a national championship at the U-14 level in 2013.
A native of Barcelona, Spain, Deza has coached nearly a dozen players born between 1998 and 2003 who have gone on to earn invites to U.S. Youth National Team or U.S. Women’s National Team camps.
Deza currently resides in Belmont, Calif. with his wife Izumi and daughters Momo and Luca.