Rene Ortiz, 53, has served double duty as the top assistant coach to Phil Salvagio for the Sockers, as well as the head coach for the club’s developmental team, SDSockers2. In 2021-22, Ortiz was able to grasp the top trophy in both leagues, as SDSockers2 won the MASL2 championship, while the Sockers prevailed to take the Ron Newman Cup. It was Ortiz’s third and fourth championship on the bench, having served as an assistant in 2020-21 for the Sockers, and as head coach for the 2018-19 M2 champion SDSockers2. A local product from the start, Ortiz won three championships playing for the Sockers from 1988-90. He also serves as the head coach of the Mexican Indoor National Soccer Team, where Ortiz led his side to the WMF World Cup championship in Perth, Australia in 2019.