“I’m really excited to add Jose to the staff,” Worthen said. “He has coaching experience at the junior college and Division I level and has been successful at both. Jose shares my vision for building the soccer program here at FAU. His familiarity with the recruiting landscape in Florida will help us recruit top players from across the state, and most importantly he will serve as a great mentor to these young men as we strive to help them reach their potential off the field as well as on.”
Robles comes to FAU by way of USF, where he served as the assistant coach for three years with the Bulls. In his first season in Tampa, the Bulls posted double-digit wins for the first time in three years and earned an appearance in the American Athletic Conference Tournament championship game.
Prior to his tenure at USF, Robles held the position of assistant coach at Tyler Junior College in Texas for two seasons while also directing and coaching the Azzuri Football Club. In his time at Tyler, he helped guide the Apaches to regional and district championships in both 2012 and 2013 and a National Championship in 2012. Robles also spent one season as the assistant coach at Bryan College in Tennessee.
Over his coaching career, Robles has molded three NSCAA All-Americans, two Conference Player of the Year honorees and a National Player of the Year. His playing career began at Tyler JC in 2006 where he earned All-Region honors in each of his first two seasons. Robles then played two seasons at Belhaven University where he was named a two-time team captain and a member of the All-Conference team, helping lead his 2010 squad to an appearance in the National Tournament and was also named to the NAIA All-Academic Team.