Staff
Head Coach
Gina Brewer

The longest tenured coach in the history of the Hawai‘i Pacific University women’s soccer program, Gina Brewer is in her eighth season as the head coach of the Sharks.

She has led HPU to a pair of 10-plus win seasons and two more of eight or better in her previous seven seasons. Brewer has directed the Sharks to a 56-54-13 record overall in her tenure.

She directed the 2017 Sharks to an 8-8-2 campaign, finishing 4-7-2 in PacWest action. She directed the Sharks to a school record 11-4-2 season in 2014, tallied a 10-5-2 mark in 2011 and a 9-9-0 ledger in 2015.

Brewer has coached her student-athletes to 19 All-PacWest Conference Team spots, including three (Ebony Madrid, First Team; Sara Romo, Second Team; Hi‘ilani Thomas, Third Team) in 2017, with one in 2016 (Noelle Mercado, Second Team), three in 2015, four in 2014, three in 2013, three in 2012 and five in 2011. Two of her student-athletes, Erika Ellis and Lexi Cameau, were named All-Region in 2014.

Brewer came to HPU after three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Hawai‘i from 2008-10. She was an assistant at Utah State from 2006-to-2007 and a graduate assistant at Idaho from 2003-to-2005.

During her playing days, Brewer was part of a very successful program at Washington from 1998-2001, where the Huskies won the 2000 Pac-10 Championship and went to the NCAA Tournament three times. She played at UW with USA Women’s National Team legendary goalkeeper Hope Solo.

Originally from Seattle, Wash., Brewer holds a Master’s of Education in Physical Education and health from Idaho, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Communications from Washington.

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Brewer came to Hawai’i in 2008 to be an assistant coach at the University of Hawaii. Prior to Hawai’i, Gina was an assistant at Utah State University from 2006 to 2007. Her first collegiate soccer job was at the University of Idaho as a graduate assistant from 2003-2005 where she received her Masters of Education in Physical Education and Health.

She currently holds a United States Soccer Federation "A" coaching license and she also coaches youth soccer in Hawaii for the Leahi Soccer Club.

Assistant Coach
Joelle Sugai

Sugai enters her 11th season with the Sharks. Her main duties are on field coaching during practice and games and fitness/strength coach.

She has a plethora of coaching experience in the islands. She served as the assistant coach for five years with the Aiea High School Girls Soccer Team, where she also played her high school ball. She currently also volunteers her services to her former soccer club, Leahi Soccer Club.

As a player, Sugai was a four-year starter for the University of Hawai‘i (2001-2004). She holds the school record for the most consecutive starts (81) and most consecutive games played (81). As an outside midfielder, Sugai earned Second-Team All-WAC honors during her junior year. As a senior, she earned First-Team conference honors and was selected to the 2004 All-WAC Tournament Team. She was also a co-captain from 2002-2004.

Sugai, an All-WAC academic selection, graduated from UH in 2005 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration-Marketing. Sugai is also a licensed massage therapist, specializing in Shiatsu.

Assistant Coach
Adria Borras

Adria is in his fifth season as an assistant coach with the Sharks, starting in the 2014 season.

His duties including recruiting, field coaching, and scouting for the Sharks.

Originally from Tarragona, a city near Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain, Adria started his coaching career with TetraBrazil in 2009 as a as a Club Trainer. TetraBrazil is a company that manages summer soccer camps, and while working there, Borras gained a wide range of experience coaching from boys and girls (U5 to U17) in 30 different states. Before coming to HPU, he served as regional coordinator of the Chicago Region.

In 2009, he decided to step away from his job as an engineer and ended his soccer career in Spain to follow his dream of studying in the United States. Thanks to an athletic scholarship from Missouri Valley College, his dream came true. While pursuing a degree in Business Management, he played two seasons for the Vikings, leading the team to the HAAC Conferene championship twice as well as netting a berth in the NAIA National Tournament. The awards piled up for Borras, including All-American, Academic All-American, all-Region and HAAC First Team distinctions.

Borras started his soccer career at Gimnastic Tarragona, the main soccer club in his hometown near Barcelona. He started playing in the youth divisions until he progressed enough to become a professional player for the first team at age 18. For five years, he played within the second and third divisions within Spain for Gimnastic Tarragona. During that time, Borras had the opportunity to play with and against many of today’s elite international players.

During his soccer career in Spain, he also went to college and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. Adria is currently working on his master’s degree (MBA-International Business) at HPU.

Assistant Coach
Andi Tostasnoski