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Garrett Estrin begins his first season with Valparaiso Men’s Soccer. Estrin joined Mike Avery’s staff after serving as the Director of Coaching for Desert Elite F.C. in Palm Springs, CA. He will primarily focus on coaching and training the Crusader goalkeepers, Estrin had previously played against Coach Avery’s CSUSB team when Avery was at the helm of CSUSB program from 1998-99.
From 2005 - 07 Estrin served as Director of Goalkeepers for the Chino Hills Stampede Soccer Club. While there, he worked with goalkeepers ages 8 – 18. In 2003 - 04 Estrin was Head Coach for Boys’ Varsity Soccer at Palm Springs High School. He led the team to a 9-7-5 record, improving their previous season’s win total by 5 games. At Palm Springs, Estrin produced five All-DVL Selections, three All-CIF Selections, and an All-CIF goalkeeper.
In 2002 Estrin accepted the position of Head Men’s Coach at College of the Desert, NJCAA I, he served in that role for the 2002 & 2003 campaigns. At College of the Desert, Estrin totaled a record of 10-24-1 in two seasons competing in the Foothill Conference; he coached seven All Foothill Conference Selections, as well as 1st team Keeper in 2003.
During the 2001 – 02 season, Estrin served as the Goalkeeper coach for the Men & Women’s programs at his alma mater of CSU, Dominguez Hills. As an assistant on the men’s side, Estrin was a part of a team that finished the season as a 2001 NCAA Championship Finalist. The team finished with a 20-3-1 record and a .088 GAA. The goalkeeper who Estrin trained throughout the season was selected as the Defensive Player of the 2001 NCAA Tournament. While at CSUDH, Estrin developed training plans, assisted with all functions of team tactics, and helped scout opponents.
Estrin also served as Co-Director of the CSUDH Soccer Camp. There, he was responsible for recruiting volunteers, marketing, implementing daily curriculum, supervising all participants, and coordinating guest speakers.
Estrin is a 2000 graduate of Cal State University Dominguez Hills with a BS in Business Administration. He was a three-year starter and three-time captain for the Toros, playing from 1997- 2000. In 2000, Estrin earned All-NCAA Tournament team accolades. He was ranked 6th in the NCAA in 2000 with a 0.59 GAA, winning the 2000 NCAA National Championship in a thrilling 2 – 1, four overtime contest over host Barry University. He was a three time CCAA player of the week and was awarded the CSUDH play of the year in 1998 and 1999. Estrin Finished his career starting in 55 of 59 matches for the Toros, playing 5,221 career minutes in the goal, ranking 2nd in CSUDH in wins at 34, and totaling 16.5 shutouts. During his last year as a student on the CSUDH campus Estrin earned the 2000-01 Dr. Richard Butwell Senior Award; given in recognition for dedication to the university, community service, and academic commitment.
Estrin is married to the former Mary Helen Latosquin, he proposed to his High School sweetheart on the field in college after shutting out CSU Bakersfield 2-0 in 1999. The couple is involved with many local charities that raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Estrin and his wife reside in Cathedral City, CA with their two children: eleven year old daughter Caitlin and two year old son Braydin.