Hired in February 2014, Josh Patiño begins his first season as head coach of the men's soccer program at Southern Virginia.
For the past four years, Patiño has experienced tremendous success as a member of the Utah Celtic FC girls soccer coaching staff. Last season, he helped guide the U16 Celtic team to a 25-game win streak and eventual 2013 Utah state championship.
With Celtic FC, Patiño helped identify, select, recruit and develop players. His duties also included scouting opponents, developing practice and game plans and guiding players through the college recruiting process.
A member of the Brigham Young University men's soccer team from 2008-12, Patiño graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in exercise and wellness in December 2012.
Last November, Patiño was chosen by the Utah Olympic Development Program to help select the state's top 40 youth soccer players. Patiño has also served as the COO and co-founder of World Sports Partners, LLC — a sports management group focused on developing young athletes based in Orem, Utah — since 2012.
Patiño has a USSF National C coaching license and recently completed the certification process for a National Youth License.
He served a two-year mission (2006-2008) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Las Vegas, Nev., and later worked as a zone coordinator at the LDS Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah from 2011-13.
Jeremey King begins his first year as assistant coach of
the men's soccer program at Southern Virginia
Prior to coming to Southern Virginia, King spent 16 years coaching club level competitive soccer in the state of Utah. He has spent time with clubs such as Celtic FC, Inter FC, Utah Avalanche, and was the Technical Director for the Utah Breakerz club in Southern Utah.
As a player King started varsity for four years at Provo High School in Provo, Utah where he was a two-time All-State first team, four-time All-Region, team MVP, and led the state in goals his junior year and assists in his senior campaign. King played club soccer for the Utah Valley Rangers of Orem, Utah where he was a standout center midfielder. During his time with the Rangers King's team won multiple tournaments and three-year State Cup runners-up. King was also a member of the Utah Olympic Development Program for 3 years where he trained and played with the top players in the state of Utah.
For the last three years King has been named to the Utah ODP training staff.
King currently holds a USSF National D coaching license and his philosophy is that "winning is a by-product of playing good soccer."