Meet The Team
Dallin is a former professional soccer player for the San Diego Sockers and Ontario Fury of the MASL & San Diego 1904 FC of NISA and Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Championship. He also played collegiate D1 soccer for San Diego State University.
He has experience coaching professionally where he was hired as an Assistant Coach, General Manager and later as Interim Head Coach for San Diego 1904 FC.
His coaching journey extends to high school and youth soccer where he led the varsity Rancho Bernardo High School soccer team to back-to-back Division 1 CIF Championships in 2020 and 2021 in his first two seasons as head coach.
Cutler's contributions to youth soccer clubs are commendable. As Head Coach for the 2009 age group at Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks and Director of Boys Coaching at FC Golden State, he transformed teams to compete in the prestigious ECNL, scouting talents and designing training curriculums. He currently coaches with Surf Soccer Club.
Director of Coaching
Erik Holt is a current professional soccer player and centerback for Real Salt Lake in MLS. Born in San Diego, he began his journey at the RSL Academy, contributing to the team's best record in the nation in 2015.
At UCLA from 2015 to 2018, Holt showcased his skills as an imposing centerback, playing 71 matches with 61 starts. He received recognition, being named to the All-PAC-12 First Team in his junior and senior seasons and leading the Bruins to the NCAA tournament three times.
Joining Real Salt Lake in 2019, Holt made significant contributions to the USL Championship side, Real Monarchs, helping them secure a championship victory with crucial goals in the playoffs. For the RSL first team, he started in all five appearances, providing an assist.
In 2021, Holt's prominence grew, featuring in 18 matches with 14 starts and scoring his first MLS goal with a game-winner against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Erik Holt's journey highlights his dedication and passion for the game, making him a promising talent in American soccer.
Director of Performance
Gerardo has over 20 years of coaching experience in Southern California. He is the Assistant Coach for San Diego Miramar College and the Head Coach for Rancho Bernardo High School. He was Director of Coaching for Albion Chula Vista and Director of the Rec Program and Private Sessions for FC Golden State.
Gerardo played professionally at Pumas UNAM Reserva Central and collegiately at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico.
He has created successful mental strength programs that he has been teaching for the last 3 years to High School, College, and professional players. He focuses on improving players performance by using mindfulness and attention regulation, managing stress and anxiety, and positive thinking.
Director of Operations (CA)
With over 8 years of coaching experience, Ernie comes to Total Soccer Academy as the Head Coach of San Diego Miramar College. Reyes has also served as the Head Varsity Girls’ Soccer coach at Mount Miguel High School since 2018. In 2022, he led the Mount Miguel Matadors to their first CIF championship ever, posting shutouts in every game throughout the playoffs. Reyes also garnered 2022 NFHS Southern Section Girls Soccer coach of the year. Reyes has placed various student athletes throughout his time in many different collegiate and professional programs around the country.
Reyes also played Division I soccer at San Diego State University from 2014-2018.
Reyes holds a master's degree in Sports Leadership from Concordia University, Chicago and a bachelor's degree in Social Science from San Diego State University.
With over 10 years of coaching experience, Matt is a seasoned coach dedicated to excellence. His experience extends from managing Director level positions within youth soccer clubs here in Utah to the semi-professional level in the USL where he was an assistant coach at Brigham Young University for the men's side, and also the assistant coach for the US Men's National Collegiate Team at the World University Games in Taiwan.
Notably, Matt's tenure with the BYU Men's soccer team resulted in a Club National Championship, which is a testament to his coaching philosophy. He prioritizes unwavering commitment and instills a deep understanding of the game, nurturing players into elite athletes.
Under Matt's guidance, many of his players have gone on to achieve success at the NCAA Division 1 collegiate and professional level worldwide.
Director of Operations (UT)
Chris's love for soccer began at a young age where he played club, high school and eventually college soccer.
As a captain of Bingham High School in Utah, he helped to lead his team to an incredible four-time regional championship streak during his high school years, which eventually led him to pursue a collegiate career at Westminster College.
After his playing days, Chris transitioned into coaching youth soccer, wanting to share his love for the game through nurturing the next generation of soccer enthusiasts. Chris currently coaches soccer with N.U.C.S and Surf Soccer.
Chris's numerous experiences as a player, coach and fan have given him a life-long love for the game of soccer.