Eder Quintanilla is the San Jose Earthquakes U19’s Head Coach.
Eder spent two seasons with the Wake Forest University men's soccer coaching staff, serving as an assistant coach in 2015 after being the team's director of player development in 2014. Quintanilla left the Demon Deacons to become an assistant coach for the U16 and U18 San Jose Earthquakes Development Academy teams in May 2016.
Previously, Quintanilla was the U12’s coach and scout in the historic club of the Spanish "La Liga" Athletic Club Bilbao, an Academy known for developing talented young players each year for the Spanish National Team.
Eder Quintanilla graduated with the Spanish National Soccer Coaching title equivalent to UEFA "A," He also holds the US Soccer “B” license and is one of the candidates of the Elite Formation Coaching License (EFCL) partnering with the French Football Federation (FFF) that provides MLS youth academy coaches with world-class training through a 14-month youth development course.
Eder has experience coaching in both England in 2010 and in Mexico in 2012 with Coerver Sport Partners of the Premier League team, West Ham United.
Eder played soccer as a professional in 3rd Division teams in Spain such as Erandio, Indautxu and Deusto. Having earned a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country in 2009 and a Master's degree in Graphic Design at INEDI School in Bilbao, Spain, in 2010,.
Quintanilla has also worked as a graphic designer in Italy in 2009 and Poland in 2013. He was able to combine his two passions during experiences working abroad in Italy in 2009, England in 2010, Mexico in 2012 and Poland in 2013.