Marcelo Castillo Elected 2016 NSCAA State Coach of the Year
By: Stephanie Fonseca
It has been an eventful year so far for Boca Raton High School’s Soccer Coach, Marcelo Castillo. After winning the district title for the 14th time in a row and his second state title, Castillo was named the NSCAA State Coach of the Year for large schools.
Castillo led the team through 26 wins, 4 ties and one loss this 2015-2016 season and was also named Florida’s Dairy Farmer’s Class 5A Coach of the year in March.
Castillo has coached in the High School level in Boca Raton since 2002 when he earned his first FHSAA State Championship as an assistant at Olympic Heights and then won it as the head coach at Boca Raton High School in 2010. In his 11 years at Boca Raton High School, his teams have amassed 10 Conference, 11 District, and 6 Regional Championships. Castillo has earned Palm Beach Coach-of-the-Year honors 9 times, and twice has been named Florida High School Coach-of-the-Year (2010 & 2014).
Castillo, being is Chilean native but grew up in Toronto, Canada where he, as a player, represented Canada on numerous occasions as a youth including the 1987 Peace Games. Castillo attended Coastal Carolina University, where in 1992 he was a freshman starter on their first-ever NCAA D1 Tournament team. Castillo played with the North York Rockets and professionally with CSDC Chile Lindo of the NSL and the Toronto Supra of the CNSL.
Castillo has also been a member of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, South Region Coordinator and Head Coach of the Florida All-State Team for 9 years.