- U.S. National Team: U.S. U-17 Women's National Team
- Position: Head Coach
- Date Of Birth: Feb. 19, 1975
- Hometown: Mountain View, Calif.
Albertin Montoya joined U.S. Soccer in the summer of 2011 for his first stint as head coach of a U.S. Women’s National Team, taking the reins of the U.S. U-17s with the goal of guiding them through CONCACAF Qualifying to the 2012 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan.
A native of Mountain View, Calif., the 36-year-old Montoya has tremendous experience coaching young players all the way up to the professional ranks. Montoya finished his college career at Santa Clara University in 1997 and was then a first round draft choice of Major League Soccer’s San Jose Clash, where he played one season in 1998 before suffering a major knee injury. Montoya then began his coaching career which has spanned 14 years and a wide variety of age levels from Under-8s all the way to the professional level.
Montoya is currently the director of coaching for the MVLA Soccer Club in Mountain View, Calif., where he has worked with young talent since 1999, helping send 14 players into the youth women’s and girls’ national team pools. He also worked as trainer for the WUSA's San Jose CyberRays in 2003 and has coached at the college level, working as an assistant for his alma mater Santa Clara University women’s program from 2006-07 and at Stanford University from 2008-09.
He was also co-head coach of the Sacramento Storm -- one of the top amateur women’s teams in the country -- from 1999-2006.
In 2009, Montoya was hired as head coach of FC Gold Pride in Women’s Professional Soccer and led the club to the WPS regular season title and championship in 2010.
In addition, Montoya has served as an assistant coach in various U.S. youth national team training camps over the past three years.
Montoya began his collegiate playing career at North Carolina State and was an Atlantic Coast Conference First-Team selection in 1994. The skillful midfielder received similar honors from the West Coast Conference in 1996 upon transferring to Santa Clara and was a finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy. He led the Broncos to the program's first-ever outright WCC Championship and totaled 16 goals and 25 assists during his collegiate career.
As a youth player, Montoya was a member of the U.S. U-17 National Team and played in the first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup in Italy in 1991 (previously it was a U-16 tournament) under head coach Roy Rees. Montoya went on to represent the USA at various age group levels, and spent some time training with what would be the 1996 Olympic Team.
He is married to the former Erin Martinez, a Santa Clara women's soccer alumnus and former professional player in the WUSA. The couple has a daughter, Alison (7), and a son Michael (2) and reside in Mountain View, Calif. Montoya holds a U.S. Soccer “A” Coaching License.