A former Lancer when he played as a midfielder on the 2009 team, Gerry Mora enters his third full season as head coach of the Pasadena City College men's soccer team in 2019 after taking over the program in the middle of the the 2017 season. He originally joined the coaching staff in 2016 as an assistant.
Last year, Mora coached PCC to a better-than-.500 season at 10-8-4 as the Lancers finished in fifth place in the state's toughest league--the South Coast Conference. PCC closed the year on a 5-match undefeated streak and were 2-0-1 in the first-ever SCC Championship Tournament. Pasadena upset then state #2-ranked Cerritos College, ending the Falcons 40-game undefeated streak in a 4-2 win and then tied them 1-1 in the SCC tourney, but the Falcons advanced in the winner's bracket in penalty kicks.
He guided the play of All-SCC First Team goalie Stephen Sandoval and Second Team selection and team-leading scorer Mario Urbina.
In 2018, Mora coached four All-South Coast players in First Teamers Anthony Jimenez (team-leading scorer) and Lucas Rodriguez as well as Second Team choices Joshua Moran and Alexis Guzman.
Mora was twice an All-Rio Hondo League First Team selection when he played his prep soccer at Temple City High. He served on the TCHS coaching staff in 2008-2012 and later was at Polytechnic High in 2015-16. Mora also worked in team administration for the Ventura County Fusion as well as serve in game management for other international and professional soccer organizations, including the CONCACAF Gold Cup event this year at the Rose Bowl.
He earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Cal State Northridge (2014) and a master's in coaching/athletic administration at Concordia University (2016). Mora lives in Arcadia.