Head Men's Soccer Coach
Phone: (815) 280-2465
The 2014 season marks Cris Trillo’s thirteenth year as the head coach of men’s soccer at Joliet Junior College.
Trillo's teams have compiled a 105-92-10 overall record, but in the last seven seasons JJC has established a 64-28-3 record against Division III schools. Coach Trillo has been named Region IV Coach of the Year four times in his career. He has coached 10 All-American players, 39 all-region players, and 34 all-conference players at JJC.
In 1993, Trillo came to JJC to teach Spanish and French for the English & Foreign Language department. A year later, he created the soccer club and coached it for eight years until Joliet Junior College made men’s soccer a varsity sport. In 2002, he was offered the coaching position at JJC. He now devotes his time to his two passions: languages and soccer.
Trillo spent his childhood between Morocco and Spain. He attended a French school in Tangier, Morocco and was a two-sport athlete playing both soccer and basketball. He attended the Universidad de Granada in Spain where he played soccer and received his bachelor’s degree in Translation. Before coming to the U.S., he worked and played club soccer in Madrid, Spain.
In the United States, Trillo also received a bachelor's and a master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. While attending UNI, Trillo played club soccer. Now, he continues to play soccer in the NSL at the Odeum in Villa Park during the winter months.
In the summer time, he travels to Spain with his wife Donna and their two daughters.
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Angel Contreras will begin his sixth season in 2014 as an Assistant Coach for the Joliet Junior College men's soccer team.
Angel went to Joliet West High School where he was a varsity regular on the soccer team. He then attended Joliet Junior College where he played two years of soccer. He was a two-time all-region recipient and earned all-conference honors his freshman season. During his sophomore year at JJC, he helped lead the Wolves to their first ever Region IV Championship. Contreras then transferred to William Penn University on a soccer scholarship. He was a two-year starter for the Statesmen. Angel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from William Penn University.
Angel is still very active in soccer and plays for the La Garita soccer team in Joliet, the same team that his father had started nearly 30 years ago.