DLVSC appoints Camilo Valencia to the Technical Team as the College Pathway Program Director
Designed for our U-15 to U-19 Boys and Girls Programs, the DLVSC College Pathway Program will help our Student-Athletes and their families understand the College Soccer search and recruiting process.
Cami will work directly with team coaches to ensure that player exposure is appropriate for the level of our player’s college ambitions as well as with players, managers and parents to offer support and guidance on the best ways to maximize college exposure.
Cami has been with DLVSC since 2014. He has been instrumental in the development of DLVSC players and collegiate placement. Valencia has experience coaching at high school and collegiate levels and he is currently an Assistant Coach with the UNLV Men’s program. He has been part of the UNLV coaching staff since 2016, helping guide the Rebels to the 2016 WAC Tournament Title and a 2016 NCAA second round appearance.
Cami played at UNLV from 2008 to 2010 and graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s of science in business marketing degree. Prior to UNLV, he was a captain for two seasons at Yavapai College, where he guided the Roughriders to the 2007 Junior College (NJCAA) National Championship. Cami began his coaching career as the Technical Director at the FundacionSport Legends in Cali, Colombia from 2012 to 2015. This program provides Colombian student-athletes an opportunity to continue to play competitive sports while attending a university in the U.S. In this role, he prepared players for college soccer and acted as a liaison between families and American college coaches throughout the recruiting process.
Prior to returning to Las Vegas in 2014, he spent two seasons as the assistant coach at Division III Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee. As the lead assistant for the Tigers, he assisted in all aspects of running the team while also serving as the recruiting coordinator.
Before stepping into coaching, Valencia played professionally in the Colombian first division for Cortulua and Boyaca Chico. Additionally, he played for the U-20 Colombian National Team in 2003. He played for 12 years and is a product of the youth programs of Colombian powerhouse Deportivo Cali.
Coach Cami received his master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania in 2016. He holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “B” License and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National and Advanced National Diplomas.