IYSA Presents our Coach of the Month
What team/teams do your currently coach?
I’m the ADOC for Sting Timbers in charge of all programs u11 and younger. Along with that I
coach the 05 girls Red team for STFC and I just coached the 05 Boys for IYSA’s ODP at the
What coaching licenses do you have? What is your coaching experience?
- I have my USSF National B and National Youth licenses. I have been coaching for nearly 10
years and have coached all levels from pre u8 through being a head coach at a high school
and all the way up to being an assistant at the collegiate level.
What experience do you have as a player?
- I played through high school and some college.
What is your most memorable soccer experience as a coach?
-I have this happen from time to time and each time it is very special. When I hear from the
parents of former players who tell me that before I became their coach the kids wanted to
quit but after playing on my team they have a renewed joy in the game and are excelling
now, those are my favorite moments.
What is your favorite team(s)/player(s)?
- I support Liverpool and the Portland Timbers. Current favorite player is Messi but all time
favorite is a tie between Zidane and Ronaldinho
Who is your mentor/hero and why?
- I have many mentors and heroes including Alex Ferguson and John Wooden but my biggest
mentor/ hero is my dad (technically step dad). He adopted me when I was 3 and raised me
as his own. I think it takes a very special kind of person to raise someone else's child. He
also is an inspiration on how to manage as he worked as a district manager for a large
company for about 30 years and in that time he always put his people first. Being at his
retirement party and listening to all the lives he had a positive impact on inspires me to be
better at what I do so I can have the same impact on my peers and players.
What is your favorite quote?
- “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big
things happen.” - John Wooden
Tell us a random fun fact about you.
-One of my favorite games to play with my wife is to insert Top Gun quotes into every day
conversation as naturally as possible.
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