Ricardo Rivera has been in coaching for nearly 20 years. He was a coach with Evergreen Soccer Club before they became Washington Rush and has spent the past seven years coaching youth for Snohomish. He was also the head coach of the Archbishop Murphy HS team. While he was there, Ricardo had an amazing run of six years; finishing 3rd three times and making the state final twice. Ricardo eventually captured the school’s first state championship in girl's soccer in 2006.
Ricardo grew up in Kent and went to school at the University of Washington where he met his wife. Ricardo’s daughter Melissa is a junior at Rose-Hulman in Indiana studying biomedical engineering and playing soccer; she will graduate in 2018. His son Mateo is a junior at Jackson High School and played with Rush before dedicating his time to cross country and track.
Ricardo started playing soccer as a kid and continued to play after college in the men's adult league. He was introduced to coaching by a friend that needed help with a boy's team and has continued to stay involved in the game. Ricardo holds a USSF “C” License and the NSCAA Director of Coaching badge.
Ricardo’s favorite team is the Sounders and he enjoys the attending the games with his family.