Coach Melendez enters his tenth year at Rosary after a very successful playing and coaching career. A 1997 graduate of Servite High School, coach Melendez understands the workings of Rosary and the Trinity League. As a Friar, Sean was captain of the soccer squad for three years, and earned all-league and all-CIF honors. From Servite, Coach Melendez moved on to play collegiate soccer at Sacramento State University, where he majored in communication studies. A three-year captain at Sac State, Melendez earned all-conference honors and went on to play professionally for five years with the Long Island Roughriders, San Jose Earthquake and the Utah Blitzz (Real Salt Lake). While with the Blitzz, Sean won the United Soccer League National Championship in 2004.
After the conclusion of his playing career, Melendez took the head coaching job at Christian Brothers High School in Northern California, where his girls’ team won two CIF Championships in 2004 and 2006.
Melendez moved back to Southern California where he is currently the Director of Coaching for CDA Slammers FC (Huntington Beach / Cerritos) and also is an assistant at Saddleback College.