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history professor , consultant , soccer coach

Horacio R. Fonseca, Mexican history professor, consultant, soccer coach. Certified, licensed soccer coach United States Soccer Federation, 1981. Finalist Western Regional, White House Fellowship Program, 1975; fellow, Ford Foundation, 1970-1973.


Fonseca, Horacio R. was born on March 14, 1940 in Mexico City, Mexico. Arrived in United States, 1950, naturalized, 1951.


Bachelor, Calif State University, 1969. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977. Postgrad in United States and Mexican History with honors, University National Autonoma Mexico, 1973.


Professor history Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, since 1975, director matriculation, 1995—1998, athletics director, 1998—2003. Historian, archivist World Cup Organizing Committee, 1993—1994. Director youth coaching, president, administrator numerous youth clubs and state organizations, 1984—1998.

Served in United States Army, 1959-1962, United States & South Korea, served in United States Naval Reserve, 1958-1959.


  • Certified, licensed soccer coach United States Soccer Federation, 1981.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor United States Soccer American.


Commissioner Dept Water & Power Conservation Comnsr., Los Angeles, 1996—1998. Member Mexican American Defense & Educational Fund Leadership Program, 1989. Member National Soccer Hall of Fame selection committee United States Soccer Federation, Chicago, Oneonta, New York.

Member of Society of America Soccer Historians (vice president 1995—2003), Latin American Soccer Coaches Association (national vice president 1993—2000, founder, charter member), National Soccer Coaches Association American (national vice president 1994-1999).


  • Other Interests

    Soccer, reading, travel.


Married Carmen D. Madera, August 9, 1975. Children: Horacio, Michelle.

Carmen D. Madera

Horacio Fonseca

Michelle Fonseca