Gabriel Placencia begins his Seventh season in 2018 for San Bernardino Valley College for the men’s soccer team.
In his second season with the team in 2013, SBVC secured their first ever bye in playoffs immediately making school history for the mens soccer program while concluding the season
13-4-6 with the program's first-ever SoCal Final appearance and become an Elite 8 contender.
In 2015, the Wolverines charged forward with one of the toughest schedules in the state. Prevailing with tremendous wins over nationally ranked teams such as Rio Hondo, Taft, and Chaffey college. The momentum of the Wolverines carried them into a conference championship game. They went on to finish 7-6-8, Conference record of 4-3-1.
In 2016, SBVC moved to the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) along with College of the Desert to make the PCAC the largest Conference in the State. SBVC had a very impressive season and secured its very first PCAC Championship in its first attendance of the conference. SBVC went above and beyond finishing with the Third most goals scored in the state and Second with the least amount of goals scored against along with an overall record of 11-5-7, and a Conference record of 9-3-4 giving the mens soccer program a playoff birth.
2017 was another succes as the mens program retain a PCAC chamionship once again maing it a back to back year for the wolverines. The mens team went on to finsih 6th in most goals scores and a record of 12-9-2, Confrenece record of 10-4-2.
Placencia has 3 years of coaching experience at the club level and 6 years of coaching experience at the high school level. In addition, Placencia also trains goal keepers and has produced top goal keepers such as Cannon Garcia, a walk-on who started over junior and sophomore gk's at (Humboldt State) and Bernabé Magaña, a professional gk at (Pumas UNAM, 1st team) who played for Placencia at San Bernardino High School.
Placencia was a member of the bnt U-16 in 2003/04 as a goal keeper and played in the Coast Soccer League for 7 years. He was trained by Rob Becerra (Former Head coach, University of Redlands) and the Late Steve Birsak (Western ODP director). He also played under Head Coach Joshua Brown in 2006 for SBVC. Placencia studied at SBVC then transferred to Santiago Canyon college earning a certificate in Land Surveying/Civil Engineering. He plans to further his education and earn a Bachelors.
Placencia holds a U.S. Soccer National D coaching license and wishes to continue his coaching eduaction.
He is enrolled for his Nation C license course for mid 2019.