Garcia, the pioneer, founder, coordinator, board member, referee and coach of all youth and adult Brownsville Soccer Leagues, has 47 years of soccer experience.
He also coached the "Atletico Arsenal", a prospective Division Professional Team in Matamoros, Tamaulipas in 1978-79 and in 1980-81, played for The University of Texas-Pan American.
Garcia retired as coach at Hanna High in 2012 after 30 years in the position. He continues to hold other positions in professional organizations such as President of the Rio Grande Valley Soccer Coaches Organization and the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches, where he was named Regional Director in 2005.
In 2013, Garcia was chosen to be the interim head coach for the University of Texas at Brownsville Ocelots women's program.
Prior to becoming the head coach Garcia was a part time women's assistant coach at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College for six seasons.
In 2013, the 21-year old merger between UTB and TSC ended. The women's soccer program competes for UTB and their new mascot is the Ocelots.
The Ocelots finished the 2013 season with a overall record of 12-4 and a Red River Athletic Conference record of 5-1. UTB ended the 2013 season ranked No. 24 by the NAIA. Over a stretch of 14 games from August 30-November 8 the Ocelots went 12-2 beating then No. 8 University of Mobile 3-2 on the road and NCAA Division II Texas A&M International 3-1 on October 26 also on the road. The Ocelots put five players on the RRAC 1st Team. The five first team selections were the most by any other team in the conference.
His accomplishments as an assistant include:
- 2007: He helped the team post a 13-7 record. They finished third during the RRAC regular season but won the RRAC Tournament to advance to the NAIA Region VI Tournament, where they were eliminated In the quarterfinals.
- 2008: They were 9-5-1 and shared the RRAC regular season championship. They advanced to the semifinals of the RRAC tournament.
- 2009: They were 12-4-2 overall and won the RRAC title with a second seed in the tournament. They were eliminated in a NAIA National Championship Opening Round.
- 2010: They were 12-4-2, and finished second in the regular season. They were eliminated in the RRAC Tournament semifinals in overtime. Also in 2010, the team received the NAIA Champions of Character Award, Helen Wagstaff received the RRAC Champions of Character award.
- 2011: They had a 17-3-1 record, winning both the RRAC regular season with a 9-0 record and conference tournament championships. The team reached the NAIA National Championship Opening Round again and finished No. 19 in the final NAIA Coaches' Top 25 poll. Helen Wagstaff received the RRAC Champions of Character award for the second straight year.
- 2012: They had a 16-4-1 record winning both the RRAC regular season with a 9-0-1 record and conference tournament championships in back to back years. The team advanced the Elite 8 of the NAIA National Championship Tournament; the farthest the team has reached in program history.
Juan de Dios Garcia's Head Coaching Record