Eddie Carrillo '90
Eddie Carrillo '90
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (714) 997-6502
Email: carrillo@chapman.edu
Previous College: Chapman (1990)
W-L Record: 225-171-38 (.558); 24th season
CU Record: 225-171-38 (.558); 24th season

Chapman soccer has experienced a resurgence in recent years under Carrillo, earning at least 10 wins in 10 of the past 13 seasons, including four NCAA playoff appearances (2009, 2011, 2016, 2018) and the 2019 SCIAC Tournament title. He has led the Panthers to seven NCAA Tournament appearances.

The Panthers won their first SCIAC Tournament title in 2018, shocking the tournament field as the No. 4 seed. Despite being the lowest seed in the tournament, the Panthers were no stranger to postseason play. Carrillo led the Panthers to six tournament appearances in the last seven years and four SCIAC Tournament final appearances (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018).

Along with Chapman's four SCIAC Tournament finals appearances, the Panthers have qualified for the SCIAC Tournament in each of the last six years and were one of four programs on campus to qualify for the postseason tournament in five of the first six years in the conference.

A Chapman alumnus, who played for the Panthers from 1984-85, he led Chapman to three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in his first four years as head coach from 1997-99. His teams have finished .500 or better in 16 of his 23 seasons, and he has coached 20 All-Region selections, 13 Academic All-District VIII selections and a two-time Academic All-American.

In 2015, the Panthers had their best season yet in the SCIAC. They finished second with an 11-4-1 SCIAC record and hosted Chapman's first-ever SCIAC Tournament men's soccer match. Chapman narrowly fell to La Verne but returned the favor in 2016 as Chapman earned the No. 3 seed in the SCIAC Tournament and defeated La Verne for its third trip to the SCIAC Tournament title match in five years. In 2018, the Panthers upset top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in penalty kicks and downed Occidental 1-0 in the championship game.

Carrillo led the Panthers back to the NCAA Tournament in 2016 as Chapman earned an at-large bid and won its first NCAA Tournament match since 1998. The trip was the sixth for the Panthers under Carrillo's guidance. He also celebrated his 200th win in 2016.

Carrillo previously had a distinguished career as a high school coach. He established a powerhouse program at Orange High, winning three league championships and being named Orange County Coach of the Year. He has been the club director of the Anaheim Surf Soccer Club since its inception in 1998.

He has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Chapman and a master's in education from Claremont McKenna College. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Anaheim Hills and have four children, daughters Breanna, McKenna and Jadenn, and son Masonn.