Gerardo Hidalgo is in his first year as the assistant coach for the women’s soccer program at Minot State University.
Experiencing great success as a player, Gerardo played two years at Santa Ana College and later transferred to Hope International University (HIU). While in his Junior year at HIU he lead the team, as the Captain, to its first ever regular season conference Championship in 2014; with the team achieving a national ranking as high as #21. He also played at the semi-professional level for four consecutive years, two with LA blues (USL-PDL) and two with Southern California Seahorses (USL-PDL). In addition, he had local professional try-outs.
Hidalgo coached at a local club in California, the Fullerton Rangers. Along with coaching at various clubs previously; Hidalgo has also coached at the interscholastic level, La Habra High School varsity boys’ team and Whittier Christian High School girls’ team. In regards to collegiate coaching experience, he coached at Hope International University, where he was an Assistant Coach for both the Men’s and Women’s programs. During his time there, Hidalgo helped the men’s team obtain a national ranking of #17, along with helping the team to its first ever conference tournament final. On the women’s side, he helped the team obtain several all-conference players.
In addition, Hidalgo once served as an assistant for Fullerton College Women’s soccer program; during his time at Fullerton he helped the program reach the CCCAA playoffs for two straight years after an absence of 12 years. During his stint at Fullerton, the team upheld a GPA of 3.30.
Gerardo received a B.A in Business Management with a concentration in Accounting from Hope International University and is currently pursuing his Masters in Kinesiology from California Baptist University.
He currently resides in Minot, North Dakota.