Chapman soccer has experienced a resurgence in recent years under Carrillo, earning at least 10 wins in five of the past seven seasons, including two NCAA playoff appearances. In 2011, the Panthers returned to NCAA postseason play for the fifth time under Carrillo. In 2009, Carrillo had the Chapman men in the NCAA postseason for the first time in 10 years after the Panthers' posted an 11-5-2 record.
The Panthers most recent success has been attributed in part to their defense, setting a school record for goals-against average in a single season with a 0.59 mark in 2008 and earning 36 shutouts as a team over the past five years. In 2011, seven of the team's 11 victories were shutouts.
A Chapman alumnus, who played for the Panthers from 1984-85, he led Chapman to three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in his first three years as head coach from 1997-99. His teams have finished .500 or better in 10 of his 17 seasons, and he has coached nine All-Region selections and 11 Academic All-District VIII selections.
Carrillo previously had a distinguished career as a high school coach. He established a powerhouse program at Orange High, winning three league championships and being named Orange County Coach of the Year. He has been the club director of Canyon Panther Soccer Academy since its inception in 1998.
He has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Chapman and a master's in education from Claremont McKenna College. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Placentia with their four children, daughters Breanna, McKenna and Jadenn, and son Masonn.