Coach Juan Trevino began playing hockey at the age of seven in the hockey hot-bed that is Metro-Detroit. He played ACHA division I hockey at Eastern Michigan University, where he was named defensive player of the year and was selected as an ACHA all-star. He holds undergraduate degrees in public law and government, and sociology/anthropology, as well as a graduate degree from Michigan State University in clinical social work, specializing in adolescent mental health issues. Coach Trevino is on the faculty at Pacific Ridge School as a Student Support Specialist, focusing on the emotional and academic needs of students. He has experience providing therapeutic services to families in a private setting while employed at Intricate Mind Institute and truly has a passion for working with young people and their families. His clinical background gives him great insights into motivating players and facilitating teamwork.
Coach Trevino spent two years as the head coach of the La Jolla Jaguars and transitioned to the San Diego Jr. Gulls in 2006. Since then he worked with the San Diego Saints program prior to his transition to Pacfiic Ridge in 2016. Coach Trevino’s philosophy remains “perfect practice makes perfect” and his players understand that greatness is earned through hard work and dedication.
Fun Fact: Coach Trevino is a certified Wilderness First Responder and earned that certification while traveling with a group of students to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.