Jose was born in Honolulu, Hawaii; he was raised in a military household where he had
to move several times before finally settling in Kaneohe, Hawaii. He has a lifetime of soccer playing experience ranging from AYSO, to helping Castle High School earn their only Boys Varsity Soccer State Championship, to college soccer at California State University - Dominguez Hills where he earned a degree in Business Administration, and for a couple semi-professional teams in California. Jose discovered his passion for coaching while in high school helping some AYSO teams. And, shortly after graduating from CSU Dominguez Hills, Jose moved back to Hawaii where he began coaching with the Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club over 20 years ago. While with this former club his teams won multiple State Championships, were Finalists and Semi-Finalists at the Far West Regional Championships, and have won a variety of other mainland tournaments along the way.
Additionally, Jose has helped former players to obtain their goals by making Olympic Development Program Region IV teams, OPD Region IV Thanksgiving Interregional events, United States Youth National Teams, and continue their professional soccer careers. He has many players who are currently playing at Colleges and Universities across the United States.
Jose is married to Misty and they have three children: Zane who played soccer four years and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy, Caprice who played soccer four years and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a top player in the NWSL, and True who is now playing soccer while attending the University of Oregon.
Jose holds a NSCAA National Diploma and USSF Youth Modules 1 & 2.