Coach Olivas enters his first year as Head Men's Soccer Coach at La Sierra University in Riverside, California after serving last year as Associate Head Coach for the Golden Eagles. Prior to coming to La Sierra he served as the assistant Men's and Women's soccer coach for three years at his alma-mater, University of the Southwest (Hobbs NM). Olivas helped lead the Mustangs to three straight Conference tournaments, and the women's program to the national tournament (2006). Coach Olivas is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and is licensed through the United States Soccer Federation.
Jesse Olivas graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Human Development from the University of the Southwest. He currently is a candidate for a Masters in Mental Health Counseling.
As a player he Captained the Mustangs to their first playoff appearance in school history, he also received a number of awards including Red River All-Conference and Honorable mention All-American. Jesse was also a member of the Victorville Apollo F.C. team of the PSL, a semi-professional organization.
Munoz played NAIA and NCAA Division II soccer for Columbia Union College, MD. There he was awarded MVP honors and was a team Captain the 4 seasons he participated. He scored 34 goals during his college career. He also was the Head Coach for the Pioneers from 1998-2000.
Coach Munoz holds a Masters Degree in Sports Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. While attending VCU, he was a graduate assistant in the coaching staff of the Rams, who reached the NCAA Tournament that year. In 2003 Munoz started working for the Charleston Battery (2003 A-League Champions), a professional soccer team in South Carolina. He was the team's equipment manager, and also was a stadium & facilities grounds man until 2005.
John Munoz resides in Loma Linda, CA. with his wife Jennifer, son Mario and daughter Sarah. He is currently enrolled in LSU's School of Religion seeking a MA of Divinity.