Coaching Update: Martin Cardenas Named 2004 Boys Cyclones Head Coach

The Cape Coral Soccer Association is proud to announce Martin Cardenas as Head Coach of the 2004 Boys Cyclones Team for the 2019-2020 season.

Martin has been with the Cyclones since 2010 and most recently was Head Coach of the 2018-2019 U18 Boys Cyclones Team. Under his direction, the team was named Champions of the Miramar College Soccer Showcase and were Elite 8 Finalists in the President’s Cup.

Additionally, Martin is currently the head coach of the Mariner High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team. He began Coaching at Mariner High School as an assistant coach in 1993 and was later Head Coach of the Girls Varsity Soccer Team 1997- 2000.   During this time, Martin was named Lee County Athletic Conference Coach of the Year twice.

Martin was the Head Coach of the Boy’s Varsity Soccer Team from 1995-1997 and then resumed his role in 2000 – present. Martin has been named New Press All-Area Coach of the Year twice and is a 4-time All-State All-Star Head Coach.  From 2000-2006, Martin coached competitive soccer with San Carlos Park.

Under Martin’s direction, the 2018-2019 Mariner High School Varsity Boys Soccer Team achieved the titles of District Champions, Regional Finalists, and Lee County Athletic Conference Champions. Martin was awarded the 2018-2019 3-A Coach of the Year Award for District 18.

Additional coaching career highlights include:

  • 2015-16 U17 Girls Cyclones.  Division 1 Region Cup Finalist.
  • 2013-‘14 U18 Girls Cyclones Head Coach that had 3 players from the team play college soccer.  
  • 2010-‘11 U18 boys Cyclones head coach that had 5 players from the team play college soccer.  
  • 2015 and 2018 FACA 3A High School Coach of the Year.
  • Named FACA West All-State High School All-Star Coach 7 times.

Martin holds a USSF E License and is in the process of obtaining his D license. Since 2005, he had been a coach for the Elite Overnight Camp at the University of South Florida under head coach George Kiefer. Martin is currently Chairman of FACA District 16 (representing Lee, Collier, Charlotte, and Desoto counties), a role he has held since 2007.

About The Cape Coral Soccer Association

The Cape Coral Soccer Association is comprised of Select, Academy, Recreation All-Stars, Lollipop and Recreation Teams for Boys & Girls ages 4 to 18. CCSA’s Select Program, the Cape Coral Cyclones, are affiliated with the Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) and US Club Soccer. Tryouts for the 2019 season are being held in late April and Early May 2019. Learn more

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