Coach Asare will enter his fourth season with the Pioneers Men’s Soccer program. After serving as Interim Head Coach in the fall of 2014, Archibald (Archie) Asare was selected as Head Coach of the Pacific Union College (PUC) Men’s Soccer program going into the 2015 season.
Archie Asare graduated from San Gorgonio High School in San Bernardino. He went on to attend Virginia Union University before transferring to PUC. From there, Asare graduated in 2001 with a B.S. in Graphic Technology and in 2003 received his B.A. in French.
Asare joins the Pioneer's staff with an exceptional amount of playing experience in multiple city leagues over the years. In high school he played for CIF Southern Section school, San Gorgoino High School (SGHS). During his junior year at SGHS, Asare and his teammates were CIF finalists. After playing in high school Asare played in a city league located in Alexandria Virginia for two years (1997-99). He then traveled back to California to attend PUC, where he competed as a midfielder and defender in the 1998 season. Asare transitioned back to Southern California eventually, where he played in the San Bernardino City League from 2006-07. He received a tryout appearance for the MLS team L.A. Galaxy and made it to the last round of final cuts.
After his experience playing in Southern California, Asare relocated to Napa County in 2008.
Asare began his coaching career at PUC under Cal-Pac Coach of the Year, Jesus Medina in 2009-10. During that season, Medina and Asare coached the team to school history, as the team composed a record of 9-3-1, the best soccer season ever at PUC.
Asare received his Certified Fitness Trainer’s Certification from the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). He offers a group exercise program popularly known as “Boot Camp” for faculty, staff and students at PUC. In 2012, the North Bay Business Journal awarded the “Healthiest Company” to ARCHIEBOLD Fitness Boot Camp.
Israel Torres grew up in St. Helena and attended St. Helena School before attending Napa Valley College in 2000, where he received Associate Degrees in Telecommunications, Communications/CCTV and Electronics. He has been playing soccer for over 25 years, both at the high school and college level, as well as for a number of club teams throughout his life. He is excited to start his first year coaching as part of the Pacific Union College men's soccer program.
Israel is currently a Radiology Specialist for Adventist Health, where he has been employed for 11 years. He currently resides in St. Helena with his wife and two daughters. His hobbies include playing weekend soccer games in a Napa adult league and coaching his daughters’ soccer and basketball teams.