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Coach Rian James to Return to FC Diablos for 2022 Season



FC Diablos would like to announce that the club has contracted Rian James for the second time in club history as head coach for the 2022 season. The current Bloomington Raiders head coach and former FC Diablos head coach and assistant coach comes from working with multiple youth teams in the area such as FC Central Illinois, Illinois Fire Juniors, Normal Community West High School, Normal Community High School, Mahomet-Seymour, and Bloomington High School. Rian has already begun the recruiting process for the 2022 season.


"We are excited for Rian to take charge for the second time. Rian joined FC Diablos during our first years as we were developing an identity. He took charge as head coach during COVID, the toughest time in our club's history. I think he deserves this position in a regular season!" - Roberto A Yepez, Club President.


Coaching Experience:

Bloomington High School Head Coach: 2021 - Current

FC Central Illinois Club Coach: 2021-Current

FC Diablos Head Coach: 2020

FC Diablos Assistant Coach: 2019

Illinois Fire Juniors Club Coach: 2019-2021

Mahomet-Seymour Soccer Club Coach: 2017/19

Mahomet-Seymour High School Coach: 2017-2019

Normal Community High School Assistant Coach 2015/17

Bloomington High School Assistant Coach 2014/15

PCSL Soccer Coach 2013/14

USSF “D” National License


Playing Career:

Olivet-Nazarene University 2009/10

Champaign Centennial High School 2008/09

Illinois Fusion Soccer Club 2007/08

Normal West High School 2007/08

Heritage High School(Virginia) 2005/06

Various youth clubs as kid since my dad was in the military.



Assistant Coaches for the 2022 season will be announced soon.


Please join us in welcoming Rian as the Head Coach for the 2022 season.

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