Emanuel Martins - Women's Soccer Coach
Martins is currently in his first year as the head coach for the Men's soccer team at Los Angeles Mission College and is in his second year as the head coach for the Granada Hills Charter High School boys soccer program. He has also recently joined the Olympic Development Program (ODP) as a talent, and in the past served for three seasons as the men’s assistant coach at Cal Poly Pomona (Div. II - CCAA), was the head coach at Sylmar High School for eight years and an assistant coach at Los Angeles Mission College for three years.
At Cal Poly, Martins was responsible for recruiting, traveling, academic progress, and scouting, along with practice and game day protocol. At Pomona Martins was directly responsible for the recruitment of the 2004 class, also known as the most talented recruiting class in the program’s history.
Martins coached Sylmar to an overall record of 101-54-22. The team recorded a 1-13 record in the first season, but went on to post two 20-win seasons and three league championships. He also influenced the program into becoming the school’s top academic team for two consecutive seasons.
At Los Angeles Mission College, he served in the men's soccer program since its reinstatement in 2001. At Mission, his responsibilities encompassed fitness, recruiting, academic progress and offense. In its first two seasons of play, L.A. Mission won a conference championship, sent players to NCAA Division I and II programs and compiled an overall record of 21-8-7 with a state ranking of No. 2 and a national ranking of No. 3.
Martins was born in Portugal and moved to San Fernando in 1993 where he played soccer at Sylmar High School and Mission College.
He completed Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology at Cal Poly Pomona and also plans to pursue a Masters of Science in Kinesiology with an enface in Coaching and Athletic Administration.
Martins holds the following coaching licenses:
USSF National “D”
USSF National “C”
USSF National “B”
Martins was also a guest analyst on the KLCS Soccer Preview Show from 2000-2004 and has been selected for specialty soccer roles in TV commercials. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and Creolo.
Martins lives in Sylmar with his wife, Lorena, and their seven-year-old son, Marley and four-year-old daughter, Emma.