Ricardo Torres is in his first season as the assistant soccer coach for Hiwassee College. His duties include recruiting and helping aid in practices and games.
Coach Torres started his soccer coaching career in 2008. He coached players with the McMinn United FC in Athens, Tennessee. Torres also worked with the U8 boys’ soccer team. After one season, he moved to Williamson County where he helped the Williamson County Soccer Association impart the 2009 Summer camps. In that same year, he attended and obtained the state D License in the state of Tennessee. The following year, Coach Torres attended and successfully obtained the National “Y” coaching license held in Franklin, Tennessee. He is a United States Soccer Federation certified coach.
In 2011, Coach Torres moved back to Sweetwater, Tennessee. and started to help as a volunteer coach with the 1277 AYSO Region. Torres also helped coach the U12 and U14 boys’ teams from 2012 to 2014. He volunteered as coach for the SJHS boys’ soccer team. In 2015, he was head coach of the boys’ team at SQHS in Madisonville, Tennessee. That position required him to develop the entire soccer program, recruit players, plan the practice sessions, and make sure the team’s records were up to date. During that year, Coach Torres completed the Interscholastic course from the NHSF.