As he moves on to new endeavors, the Santa Cruz Breakers Academy would like to thank Efrain Burgos for the many years of work that he has done with our players. He has been within the club for 4 years and has helped many players reach their goal of playing college soccer. Under his leadership, players have been recruited by top schools from all over the country. Players have committed to play for Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly, Long Island University, Vermont University to list just a few. Efrain also coached players that went into the professional ranks like Martin Monroy (Tigres, Mexico) and Lynden Gooch (Sunderland, England).
Throughout the years, Efrain has shown commitment to the players, professionalism to the Academy environment and a great deal of passion for the game of soccer. Efrain has accepted a new position with the Juventus Soccer Club (USSF Academy) as a Technical Director effective immediately. The Santa Cruz Breakers Academy wishes him good luck in his new endeavors. In the meantime, Mike Runeare will act as interim Head Coach until the Academy Showcase in June. The club will announce the new Academy coaching staff for the 2013/14 season as soon as the selection is made.