Jaime Ramirez joined the head coaching ranks at Fresno Pacific in 1991 after serving as an assistant for nine years.
first season he
guided the Sunbirds men to an impressive 15-2-1 record and was honored by his
peers as the NAIA District 3 and All-Far West Coach of the Year.
In 18 seasons, Ramirez
has coached the Sunbirds men to a 221-101-24 record that includes seven Golden State Athletic Conference Championships (1991, 92, 98, 99, 2002, 03, 05), three Region Championships (1999, 2003, 2007) and four NAIA National Championship Tournament appearances (1999, 2003, 2007, 2008).
221 wins are the most in FPU soccer history.
For the first time since 2003, the Sunbirds were able to make it to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championship Tournament.
2003 Sunbirds completed a sparkling 22-2-0 record which included a national run that ended with a 1-0 loss to Rio Grande, Ohio, in the national championship match.
is also the driving force behind FPU women's soccer.
vision and hard work resulted in the formation of the Sunbirds women's soccer club in 1998.
guided the team through three club seasons and its first five intercollegiate seasons.
head coaching responsibilities to long-time assistant Erik Farfan prior to the start of the 2006 season.
grew up in Mexicali, Mexico, and moved to Clovis, California, at the age of 11.
has been a fixture in the Fresno Pacific University soccer program since the mid-1970s.
He enrolled at FPU in the fall of 1977, following an outstanding career at Clovis High School that included three MVP awards.
is one of the most gifted athletes to don a Fresno Pacific uniform.
career records for most goals scored (54) and most points scored (134) stood for nearly twenty years.
was a four-time Fresno Pacific MVP, four-time NAIA All-District Three, and three-time NAIA All-America honoree.
As a senior in the 1980 campaign, he
led the (then) Vikings to the school's first NAIA District 3 championship.
played one season (1982) for the Los Angeles Aztecs of the North American Soccer League
, then returned to Fresno to complete his
played 20 seasons in the San Joaquin Soccer League
, the last seven with SC San Marcos.
helped San Marcos to the state semifinals in 1996 before retiring in 1997.
has also been active in local youth soccer.
was the guiding force behind the Roosevelt Revolution Soccer Club
The program, initiated in 1995, serves 80 boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 16, from the Southeast Fresno neighborhoods surrounding the university.
In 2011, he became the Director of Coaching for the newly formed club program, Central Valley Soccer Alliance, which merged Bullard FC and CVSA Cyclone clubs.
Also in 2011, Ramirez driving passion for soccer lead to the creation of the Fresno Futsal Academy
to bring to Fresno a soccer training sport that has been used around the world for generations to develop soccer's finest skilled athletes.
He completed his bachelor and master of arts degrees at FPU.
Prior to joining the faculty in bilingual teacher training and physical education, Ramirez taught for 12 years at Aynesworth Elementary School in Fresno.
and wife Laura Beth live near campus and are the parents of three children, Orlando, Julie and Gabriel.
Director Jaime Ramirez