Ramirez hired as Clovis Community women’s soccer head coach

Photo courtesy of Clovis Community College – Orlando Ramirez is the new head women’s soccer coach at Clovis Community College. Ramirez coached the girls’ soccer team at Buchanan from 2011-15 winning four consecutive Central Section championships.

By Paul Meadors | Sports Editor

Former Buchanan girls’ soccer coach Orlando Ramirez is returning to Clovis area soccer after being named the inaugural head coach of women’s program at Clovis Community College.

Ramirez is charged with starting the program in a short amount of time, with their first match of the season at Sierra College in Rocklin on August 27. The school’s first home game will be against Siskiyous College on September 6 at 11:00 a.m.

“I am truly humbled that Clovis Community College has placed their faith in me to start their women’s soccer program,” Ramirez said on his Facebook page. “We have an unparalleled opportunity for women of our community to be a part of laying the foundation for our program while fulfilling their goals of playing college soccer.”

Ramirez thrived in his four years at Buchanan in winning four Central Section championships from 2011-15, three conference championships, two conference coach of the year awards, four CIF Regional appearances and a 78-17-9 record.

After staring at Roosevelt High School and playing for his father, Jaime, at Fresno Pacific University, where he was a three-time All-American, Ramirez was drafted 31st overall by the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2005 MLS draft.

Aside from his coaching experience, Ramirez taught elementary school and middle school in Clovis Unified for nine years. He and his wife Casie have two sons, Jude and Owen and reside in Clovis.

Clovis Community College is part of the Central Valley Conference of the California Community College Athletic Association.