coachRoss Sandberg
Head Soccer Coach


Coach Sandberg is a local man who played high school at Pleasant Valley and was a 2 time all EAL player in Soccer as well as Track and Field. After that he continued his soccer career by attending Santa Rosa JC in 1997 and was a 2 time all League BVC player as well as Captain both seasons he played there, he could not further his soccer aspirations due to a career ending knee injury that put him in a wheelchair for a year. When returning home to Chico Coach Sandberg went graduates from CSU-Chico with a Degree in Social Studies and wound up getting his Teaching Credential for high school. While doing his student teaching at Orland High School he came across coaching the varsity soccer team in 2004-2005. In 10 seasons at Orland High School he led them to 9 straight NSCIF Section Titles winning 5. In 2006 Orland High School won the Section title and was the highest scoring team in all of California. He finished his career at Orland with an amazing 186-18-12 record.

Establishing Butte College as a top JC in California is his next challenge as this is a premier junior college in all of California. He wants hard working young men who want to be successful on and off the field. As this program continues to get better he hopes that all potential players understand that it is a year around process to become great and will do what is necessary to achieve that. Butte has the potential to be one of the top tier teams in the state and that is the goal.




Eric Alaniz
Assistant Soccer Coach


Coach Alaniz is a dedicated young coach from the local area graduating from Chico State University with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. He adds depth to the resources available for the program. Having been a part of the Butte College Men’s soccer team from the beginning in 2008 & 2009 and winning the Golden Valley Conference during its inaugural season, he understands the commitment and discipline necessary to succeed in the program. He has been assisting Butte United teams coached by Tony Salindong since 2010 and has been an integral part of the recent growth and development of Chico Cal Soccer Club. Currently a Chico Cal U-15 coach, he comprehends that teamwork and cohesion are valuable tools necessary to build a functioning team. Coach Alaniz’s goal for the program is to rebuild and develop intelligent players on and off the field who can look at the bigger picture of winning as a team and furthering their careers.









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