Erick Hurtarte is entering his third season as Head Coach for the Lady Chargers soccer program. He led the Chargers to a 13 win season and second place finish in the OEC last season. Hurtarte was an assistant coach for the Lady Charger soccer program for 12 years before being named head coach. Erick also coached women's soccer for Fullerton College and Saddleback College prior to his career at Cypress College.
Coach Hurtarte won a CIF Championship with Bell Gardens High School as a player in 1991 and was named the CIF 2A Player of the Year during his high school career. After high school, Erick continued his playing career at Chapman University. At Chapman, Erick helped lead his team to a D3 Final Four appearance 1995. He finished his career at Chapman as an All-American player before graduating with his Bachelor's Degree in exercise science.
Coach Hurtarte has over 20 years of coaching experience. Erick is also the program director for the Orange County Premiere Soccer Club in the city of Orange. The league consists of 40 competitive boys and girls teams ranging from U8 to U19.