Michael Armas is now entering his fourth season as the boys varsity head coach. He began coaching at Notre Dame High School in 2008 as a Varsity assistant for two seasons before becoming the head junior varsity coach for 10 seasons. During his tenure as JV head coach, Michael won the valley classic and led his JV team to a second place finish in nine of his 10 years in charge.
He gained much experience as a coach and also assisted the varsity to winning a mission league title in 2017, winning the valley classic in 2016, and helping develop the Notre Dame soccer program into the successful one that it is now.
Since taking charge of the Varsity in 2018 he has qualified for playoffs in every single year of his tenure, including a playoff berth in his first year in charge. In his second season, Michael led the knights to a second round playoff appearance which has not been done since the 2016-2017 season.
Michael attended California State University Northridge where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in applied fitness in 2017. He then went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2019 from California Baptist University. He currently possesses a USSF “C” license, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S) and coaches club at LA Surf.
Outside of Notre Dame he is a strength and conditioning coach at Occidental College in Los Angeles where he trains multiple teams and specifically works with the Men’s and Women’s soccer teams. He loves to weight lift, surf, snowboard, and camp as much as possible in his free time.
Coach Armas is very much looking forward to the bright future of the Notre Dame Boys Soccer program.