Head Coach Allen Fortune
Dinner with Bob Bradley and John Hackworth Training with Hugo Perez
Head Coach Allen Fortune and staff look forward to his Fifth season with the Golden Eagles.
This will be Coach Fortune's fifth year leading the Golden Eagles Men's Soccer Program. With several of the 2011 class moving on to the four year level the eagles are looking build on thier young talent in 2011 to put the Eagles back in the playoffs in 2012, and in the hunt for a State championship.
7-7-5 Overall Record
West Hills College Lemoore
2008-Current Head Men's Soccer Coach
US Soccer Federation National Development Academy
2009-2010 Assistant Coach for 91 and 93's - JJ Wozniak Head Coach- National Finalist U15/16's
2008-2009 Assistant Coach - David Armstrong Head Coach- National Finalist U15/16s
2007-2008 Assistant Coach for 89 and 91's
Fresno Pacific University
2001 Assistant Coach- Jaime Ramirez Head Coach-GSAC Champions
2000 Assistant Coach- Jaime Ramirez Head Coach
1999 Assistant Coach- Jaime Ramirez Head Coach
West Hills College Lemoore Women's Soccer
2007 Assistant Coach- Rodney Ragsdale Head Coach
District 7 Olympic Development
2003 U15 Boys- Four Boys Invited to State
2002 U15 Girls- Six Girls Invited to State Tryouts, Two Making the Team
Professional Development League (PDL)
2004/2005 Fresno Fuego Youth Development Program U17 Boys Team (State Premier League)
2003-2005 Fresno Fuego Professional Development League Player Evaluator
Bullard High School
2008 Head Varsity Boys Coach- Bullard High School League Champions, CIF Central Section Finalist, CMAC Coach of the Year, 27-2-3
2007 Head Varsity Boys Coach- Bullard High School Undefeated League Champions, CMAC Coach of the Year ,19-2
2006 Head Varsity Boys Coach-Bullard High School- Undefeated League Champions, CMAC Coach of the Year, CIF Central Section Finalist 21-1-2
2005 Fresno Bee Coach of the Year Head Varsity Boys Coach-Bullard High School-League,Valley Champions 25-5-4- CMAC Coach of the Year,
Coach Fortune's Background
I have played soccer for the greater part of my life starting at 5 years old. I played for a couple soccer clubs growing up starting with Cylclone and Bullard. In the summer of 1994, after losing in the semi- finals of Valley to West Bakersfield, Valley Premier won the under 18 division of the Dallas Cup. We suffered our first loss of the season to Germany but came back in the playoff match to beat them as well as Argentina and Czechoslovakia.
I played my college soccer at Fresno Pacific University ranked tied for 13th in career goals scored all time and second in school history for most goals in a single game of play (5), all in the first half of the game. As my college soccer career was ending and I was not allowed to continue to the professional level because of health related issues. I got very sick the end of my senior year and I was placed in the hospital with a disease called Colitis. This disease would not allow me to follow my passion to the professional level. I was approached, during my freshman year of college, by my High School soccer coach and mentor, Ahmad Tousi, to be his assistant coach. That was the day I started coaching.
After coaching as the freshman and JV team at Bullard High School I was asked to take the Varsity Head coaching position in 2003. Having coached in the soccer program since 1994 I have a great tradition instilled in me and try to give that to my players. In my second season as Bullard’s head coach (2004-2005) we won the central section title. It had been 18 years since Bullard was able to win the section.
In 2008 I was asked to be a part of the coaching staff for a team that will be competing nationwide in a program set up by the US Soccer Federation called the Development Academy. This program is really on a different level of anything I have been involved in and it has been exciting to be on the cutting edge of a sport I love. For the last two years the teams I have been apart of in this program have played for the National Championship. These experiences have helped to shape me in the way I work with and train the athletes that enter this program.
Discipline, Respect, Tradition, and Hard Work
I believe in instilling these values into our young men, giving them high expectations and challenging them to be not only the best soccer player but also to be the best person that they can be. I teach what I have been taught and know these lessons will not only help them to excel in sport but life.
“Far better is it to: dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those, poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight, that know neither Victory nor Defeat.’
Assistant Coach Edgardo Contreras-