UC Riverside Athletics visit to Mexico City

Sports authorities from the University of California, Riverside, and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México held a meeting at the facilities of Casa de la Universidad de California en México as a result of the agreements established during the visit of Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox at the meeting held with the Chancellor Enrique Graue.

The importance of collaboration between the two universities in sports matters is highlighted, because it is a new area, in which agreements had never been made before. These efforts will increase academic mobility benefiting many student athletes.

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the visit of Director Wesley Mallette, Assistant Director Michelle Almazan and Head Men’s Soccer Coach Tim Cupello from UCR Athletics. The goal of this visit is to further their partnership planning with the Dirección General del Deporte Universitario (DGDU) at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM).


July 26-29, 2022


Coach Exchange Program

Under this program, coaches from one university will visit the other's facilities and spend a week learning and sharing best practices and approaches.

Student-Athlete Exchange Program

Exchanges designed to enrich the student-athlete's college experience and success that include sports training and practice as well as academic, cultural and life experiences. It will start with the men's and women's soccer teams and later expand to other sports such as basketball and track and field.

UC Riverside Athletics
  • Wesley Mallette, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Michelle Almazan, Assistant Athletics Director
  • Tim Cupello, Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Dirección General del Deporte Universitario de la UNAM
  • Alejandro Fernández Varela Jiménez, Director General del Deporte Universitario
  • Santiago Macotela, Director de Operaciones y Recintos Deportivos
  • Pablo Moreno, Coordinador de Gestión