Rafael "Rafa" Ramirez

My Favorite Quote: “The fastest player is not the one who runs the fastest, but the one who solves the game problems the fastest” – Cesar Luis Menotti (Head Coach of World Class Champion Argentina-78)


BA, Sacramento State University, Molecular Biology

NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

Coach for 06G RR

Coach for 07B RR


  • Association of America (NSCAA) Advance National Diploma

  • Off the Wall Sacramento FC- PASL Semi Pro Indoor Soccer- 3 time National Champions

  • Assistant Coach- Sacramento Knights- NPSL 2005-2008- National Champions

  • Director of Coaching- Girls U13-U19 FC Elk Grove- 2014-2016

  • CCSL- Assistant Coach Cruz Azul- 2006 California Rush & Elk Grove Everton.

Playing Career

  • Colombia, South America

  • University of North Texas

  • American River College

  • CCSL- Cruz Azul

About Rafa

I have been coaching soccer in Sacramento area for over 25+ years.  What inspires me to coach is the constant passion to develop players and make them fulfill their potential.  I chose Blackhawks because I believe that the philosophy is the best for the community and player development

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