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Aaron Grossberg

Aaron Grossberg

Aaron Grossberg is a Corvallis native. Grossberg played for and was captain of one of the first EMFC teams, EMFC Black and graduated from Crescent Valley HS in 2008. He went on to play soccer at Pacific Lutheran University where he earned First Team Academic All-American, First Team Academic All-District VIII, and Northwest West Conference All-League honors. His senior year, in 2011, his team won the conference title and he was named George-Fischer Student-Athlete of the Year. Grossberg then attended physician assistant school at the University of St. Francis. After finishing his graduate degree, Grossberg moved back to the Willamette Valley and now practices medicine locally in the community.

Certifications:

Coming soon

Position:

Allison Frost

Allison, a.k.a “Frosty,” grew up in Eugene and graduated from North Eugene High School in 2012. She earned four varsity letters, and was selected second team all conference her Junior year, and first team all conference her Senior year. Allison played club for FC Willamette through her youth and transferred to the EMFC-Spirit through high school, while also playing for ODP. After high school she went on to play DII soccer for the Western Oregon Wolves for four consecutive years and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.

Certifications:

Coming soon

Position:

Staff coach in U10 Development Academy


Anna Goodrie

Anna Goodrie

Anna Goodrie grew up playing soccer in the Eugene-Springfield area. She graduated from Thurston High School in 2014. She earned 4 varsity letters in soccer and clenched a State title during her junior year. She has been part of the club since its founding year in 2006 playing for the Magic coached under Phil Larson, Jürgen Ruckaberle, and Mac Wilson. During Anna’s U18 year, the Magic won their first State Championship. Anna also competed with Oregon’s ’95 ODP team. She currently plays at Lane Community College. Anna is the assistant coach for Athletica Red and helps with the Little Timber’s program.

Certifications:

USSF National “E” License

Position:

Assistant coach, ETFC 99 Athletica Red

Brandy Wormdahl

Brandy is a native who graduated from North Eugene High School in 1989 where she was an all-state Soccer, Basketball and Track Athlete. Brandy played college soccer at Oregon State University from 1989-1993 where she started all four years and was team captain her junior and senior year. Earning all conference honors in both of those seasons. After receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics, Brandy competed her Master’s Degree in Education and was a Graduate Assistant to the Oregon State Women’s Soccer team in 1993.

Brandy was hired in 1995 by the Eugene School District as a Mathematics Teacher and Varsity Assistant Basketball coach at her alma-mater North Eugene High School. In 1996, Brandy took over the Girls Varsity Soccer program at North Eugene High School. Over the past 17 seasons her teams have made the state playoffs 13 times. Winning 5 MWL titles and making it to the State Semi-finals twice.

Brandy is married to her high school sweet heart, Derek Wormdahl, and they have two young daughters who both play soccer. Jordan plays for 99 Athletica Black and Avery players for 03 Lyon.

Certifications:

USSF “E” License
NFHS license required for HS coaches

Position:

Head coach, North Eugene HS Girls
Assistant Coach, 04 Akers Black

Brian Roach

Before joining the ETFC staff in 2006, Brian was the Men’s Varsity Assistant Coach at Sheldon High School. He served as the Junior Varsity Coach at Sheldon during the 2004 season. Prior to ETFC , Brian was also an OUSA staff coach for 2 years. Brian grew up in Salem, Oregon and was an all-league player at McKay High School. His club soccer playing experience included Northeast Salem Soccer Club and Salem United Soccer Club. Brian’s father, Ron Roach, was a founding member of Salem United Soccer Club (now Capital Futbol Club).

Over the course of his coaching career, Brian has worked with both boys and girls teams ranging in age from u11 to u17.  He has experience guiding both “A teams” as well as building “B teams”.  His squads have gone as far as the semi-finals of the Oregon State Cup, and have won or been a finalist in the Oregon President’s Cup multiple times.

Brian prides himself on his ability to organize, motivate, and communicate.  He believes in creating a fast-paced, competitive training environment that challenges his players to think and execute under pressure.

Certifications:

USSF National “D” License

Position:

Head Coach, 00 Sol Red
Head Coach, 03 Lyon Red

Bryn Dennehy

Bryn is a native of Eugene. He attended Churchill High School and then continued on to graduate from the University of Oregon with a Bachleor’s Degree in English. He has been coaching for Eugene Timbers (formerly Eugene Metro) since 2006. His work for the club has involved coaching in all phases of development, including Little Timbers, Development Academy, Youth Premier, High School Premier, and as a volunteer for the Azul Women’s Premier team.

Bryn has also coached high school soccer in Eugene as the head coach of the Marist Catholic High School Junior Varsity Boys team, as the assistant coach of Churchill High School Varsity Girls team, and later as the head coach of the Churchill Varsity Girls program. He has coached as an assistant and head coach for the Portland Timbers Willamette Valley Regional Training Center, as well as taking on the role of Director of Coaching for the Portland Thorns Willamette Valley RTC.

Bryn’s playing experience includes overseas training in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Romania. He was selected as MVP for the Euro Soccer Academy of the USA in Romania during his third trip in 2002. After leading the Midwestern League in goals scored, Bryn was selected as team MVP his senior year at Churchill in 2005, as well as being selected for First Team All-League and All-State Honorable Mention teams the same year. Bryn played for Oregon State Select in 2001, and was selected for the Super-Y League Northwest regional team in 2004. Bryn was also selected for the Eugene Metro All-Star U-21 team vs. A.C. Milan Primavera in 2006.

Bryn currently holds his USSF National “A” License, as well USSF National “Youth” License.”

Certifications:

USSF National “A” License
USSF National Youth License

Position:

Head Coach, 05 Marseille Black
Head Coach, 02 Force Black
Head Coach, 98 Storm

Caitlin Casey

Caitlin is originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin. She played as a four-year Varsity starter for Waukesha West High School and was selected for First Team All-Conference and All-Area Junior and Senior year . After high school, Caitlin played for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she started four years and was named Captain for two years. She was selected for the the All-WIAC conference team and All-Wisconsin League in 2009 and 2010. Caitlin graduated from UW Oshkosh in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Global Business.

Caitlin’s coaching experience includes coaching competitive club leagues for U11-U18 girls teams. During this time, she has coached and organized numerous collegiate camps and seminars. In 2011, she was the Varsity Head Girl’s soccer coach for Lourdes High School. She is currently in her first year working with EMFC.

Certifications:

USSF National D License

Position:

Chuck Koleno

Chuck Koleno

Chuck is a life-long native to Eugene and has played soccer most of his life. He played four years of Varsity soccer for Marist High School before going on to play for a time at the University of Idaho. After returning to Eugene, he continued to play year round competitive soccer. Chuck has a great love for the game and a strong passion for the goalkeeper position. Chuck has spent a total of 12 years coaching soccer for Marist High School; two years with the Boys program when they went on to win the State title in 1996 & 1997, and he has been coached the past 10 seasons with the Girls program as a Goalkeeper Coach, an Assistant Coach, and as the Head Coach for the 2014 & 2015 seasons. Outside of high school coaching, Chuck has spent many years coaching youth soccer locally and has been working with the ETFC goalkeepers since 2013 as well as serving as the RTC goalkeeper coach in the Fall of 2015. Currently, he is working with the Arsenal Girls U11 goalkeepers.

Certifications:

Coming soon

Position:

Assistant Coach: 06 Arsenal Red

Conner Cappelletti

Conner is originally from Kent, Washington, but moved to Madison, Alabama his sophomore year of high school. He was the MVP and Captain for his side at Bob Jones High School and was a member of ’89 Arsenal Valley Futbol Club. His VFC squad won 6 of 7 out of state tournaments they attended. Conner then played for Birmingham United FC for the U19 Team when they competed in the National Youth Tournament for Region 3. Conner played two years at Wallace State Junior College where he was a starting defensive back and a Two Time All Region Team player. In his sophomore year Wallace State made it to the Regional Finals.

After Wallace, Conner was recruited and received a scholarship to play Division 1 soccer at Valparaiso University. His side maintained back to back winning seasons for the first time program history. Valpo also attended and won the Las Vegas Nike Invitational and Marquette Invitational. During his college years Conner played with two different PDL teams, the Indiana Invaders and Kansas City Brass. While in Kansas City, Conner got the opportunity to train with the MLS powerhouse Sporting KC (1st Team and Reserve Team). In addition to training with the MLS team, he scrimmaged against them 4 different times. After college Conner went back to Alabama and played with the NPSL team Rocket City United for two years. He was also invited to the Pro Pace Combine on two occasions. Conner also trained with the Sounders U18 Squad when visiting his friends and family back in Seattle. He graduated from Valpo with his Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Physical Education (Sports Management). Conner is also a member of the newly formed PDL team Lane United FC.

Coaching Experience

Conner coached U9-U10 Boys for his old club VFC back in Alabama. He moved on to coach high school at Sparkman HS. At Sparkman Conner was the JV Boys Head Coach and Varsity Assistant. His JV Boys finished 10-4-5 (W/LD) with 12 different goal scorers. His JV team won the 2012 Buc Bash Tournament for the first time in school history as well as making the JV Super Cup Finals for the first time. In 2012/2013 he moved on to James Clemens HS which was a brand new high school. His James Clemens boys made it to the first round of HS playoffs in their inaugural season.

Certifications:

USSF National “B” License

Position:

Head Coach, 04 Santos Black98 Liverpool

Daley Stevens

Daley is a Eugene native and a 2010 graduate of South Eugene high school. Daley played for the Varsity soccer team, and was selected first team all conference his Junior year, and second team all state in Oregon his Senior year. Daley played club through the youth and high school levels, and was on the first team in EMFC, the Fire, to graduate the club, and his team made it to the State Semifinals three times.

Daley has coached for EMFC since 2009 when he started with Little Metros. Since then, he has been an assistant coach for multiple youth and high school teams in the club. He is also head coach of the Rovers Blue ’00 Boys team.

Daley is studying psychology at the University of Oregon, and plays for the U of O men’s club soccer team. His playing experience also includes playing for the local men’s team, EMFC Mundial, and he hopes to play for the new club in Eugene, Lane United, who will compete in the Premier Development league of the USL.

Certifications:

USSF National “C” License

Position:

Coach, Little Timbers
Assistant coach, 03 Lyon Black

Daniel Kahler

Playing Career
Daniel started playing competitively at a very young age. Growing up in a military family he moved around a lot and the only constant was soccer. Daniel played in competitive clubs in Florida, Germany, Arizona, Hawaii and New Hampshire. He played high school soccer at Lebanon High School in New Hampshire. He helped Lebanon have multiple winning seasons, and helped lead them to a State Runner up Title. Daniel went on to play college soccer at Hawaii Pacific University.

Coaching career
Daniel’s coaching career began with him assisting with a premier girls team with Crew Soccer Club while in Hawaii. After moving to New Hampshire he began coaching at Derryfield School where he helped the school win 3 State Championships. Daniel was also the assistant coach for New Hampshire’s ODP under-12 boys. Daniel is now head coach for ETFC Bayern White and Grey, part of ETFC’s Goalkeeper Coaching Staff, co-head coach for the University of Oregon’s Womens Club Soccer team, and is also a head coach for the Portland Thorn’s ODP RTC in Eugene.

Certifications:

USSF Class “D” National License
NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 3 Diploma

Position:

ETFC Goalkeeping Coaching Staff
Head Coach, 06 Bayern White and Gray

Darcie Hill

Darcie’s most recent endeavor is her participation on the Portland Thorns, a women’s professional team in the NWSL. Darcie was part of the practice squad for the Thorns and helped the team in the journey to win the league title in the first NWSL 2013 season. Darcie also was the captain for the EMFC Azul team which plays in the WPSL. Darcie also played for the Portland Rain in the previous two years.

Darcie’s true connection to Eugene began when she played for the University of Oregon Women’s soccer team from 2005-2009. She was a four-year started and letter winner; playing in defensive center midfield and right back. While playing at Oregon, Darcie helped set school season records for lowest goals against average (0.81) and fewest goals allowed (19), paving the way to the Ducks’ 2nd place finish in the Pac-10, the best finish in school history. She graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology with a minor in Chemistry.

Darcie’s coaching career began in her hometown of Bellingham, WA, where she coached for the club team WFC Rangers and started her career as a personal trainer at the Bellingham Athletic Club. She then coached for BSC Portland and for Central Catholic High School. Darcie was the head coach for the CC HS JV Women’s soccer team in 2010-11, leading them to the league title in 2010 and second place in 2011. In 2012, Darcie assited for the Varsity CCHS’s squad as they made it deep into the state playoffs. While coaching in Portland, Darcie also maintained a personal training position at the Multnomah Athletic Club. She currently works in Eugene at the Downtown Athletic Club specializing in sports performance training. Academically she is also pursuing her Registered Dietician Certification and Masters at OSU. Darcie is extremely excited to be part of and contribute to Eugene Metro FC.

Certifications:

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer

Position:

Speed, agility and strength coach

Edgar Gomez

Edgar Gomez

I was born in Mexico, so soccer is pretty much a way of life for me. Started playing as a kid with the Chivas academy, and then continued playing in the US all throughout school, playing Varsity Soccer and Arsenal Club in Southern California. I also played at Riverside City College for two years. I played PDL with Kitsap Pumas and Lane United FC, and indoor semi-professional with Olympic Force. I started coaching at South Albany High School, then I moved to Eugene where I began as an assistant coach with ETFC. I have also been the head coach for Springfield Boys Soccer for the past two years.

Certifications:

Coming soon

Position:

Assistant coach for 03 Ajax Black, ETFC 01 Valencia Black, and ETFC 00 Rovers Black

Erica Jensen

Erica is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. After playing her freshman year at Cal State Fullerton, she transferred to UNLV in 2005. While at UNLV, she as a two-year team captain and helped the Rebels to three consecutive Mountain West Conference Championships and three NCAA tournament appearances. She was named tot he All-MWC First Team as a senior, the Second Team as a junior and was a three year All-Academic selection.

She graduated with a double Bachelor of Art’s degree in Journalism & Psychology and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Sports Education Leadership. Erica has most recently served as an assistant coach at Washington University in St. Louis, where she helped the Bears reach the 2012 NCAA Division II Elite 8.

Before joining the Wash U staff, Erica served as an assistant coach at her alma mater, UNLV. In addition to her collegiate experience, Erica served as camp director of UNLV’s youth summer camps, was head coach for several teams at Player’s Soccer Club (Las Vegas, NV) and has several years of experience working with Nevada ODP.

Erica became the head coach of Lane Community College’s women’s team in the summer of 2014.

Contact Erica: jensen_erica9@yahoo.com

Certifications:

USSF National “C” License
NSCAA National Diploma

Position:

Girls Director, Development Academy
Head Coach, 00 Sol Black

Emanuel Martins

Emanuel Martins enters his first season with the University of Oregon women’s soccer team as an assistant coach. “Manny” Martins most recently served as the assistant coach of the United States Women’s National Under-17 Team. Additionally, Martins has experience in the high school, college, club and semi-professional levels of soccer.

Martins will serve as the program’s recruiting coordinator in addition to handling various coaching duties.

Martins – who was born in Portugal – also brings Pac-12 experience with him to Eugene, having served as an assistant coach at UCLA from 2011-13.With Martins on staff for two seasons, the Bruins posted a 34-4-6 overall record with a 16-3-3 mark in Pac-12 competition. Martins helped lead UCLA to the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

With the Bruins, Martins coached a pair of number one draft picks in women’s professional soccer; Sydney Leroux (2012/Atlanta Beat/WPS) and Zakiya Bywaters (2013/Chicago Red Stars/NWSL). Martins also coached four NSCAA All-Americans during his stay in Los Angeles.

Martins then accepted a position with the U.S. U17 team, where he has served as an assistant coach since 2013. He is responsible for identifying, evaluating and training the best prospects in the United States youth ranks. While Martins was with the squad, U.S. scored 45 goals while conceding two in 10 matches. During that time, Martins was also the Los Angeles area liaison for the United States Soccer Federation.

Prior to his stints with U.S. soccer and UCLA, Martins filled multiple roles at the highly successful Los Angeles Premier FC. He was named Director of Coaching and Player Development for the team in 2006, and was named head coach of their WPSL team in 2010. Martins earned WPSL Coach of the Year honors in 2010. Prior to his work with Premier FC, Martins had additional success in the club ranks as the Director of Coaching and Player Development for Los Angeles Rampage FC from 2006-2010.

Martins began his coaching career as an assistant with is alma mater, Sylmar High School, in 1996. He assumed head coaching duties two years later and led the program to a 101-54-22 record in seven seasons. While at Sylmar, Martins served as an assistant coach at Los Angeles Mission College and helped the team to a conference championship, a No. 2 ranking in the state and a No. 3 ranking in the nation. He moved on to Division II Cal Poly Pomona, serving as an assistant coach for three seasons.

After serving for three seasons with Pomona, Martins was named head coach of Los Angeles Mission College. Martins also served as the boys head coach at Granada Hills Charter High School from 2007-10 while at LA Mission.

Martins was born in Portugal and moved to San Fernando, Calif., in 1993. He played soccer at Sylmar High School and LA Mission College. Martins earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in kinesiology at Cal Poly Pomona in 2006 and holds a USSF A License. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and Creole.

Martins and his wife, Lorena, have three children; Isaiah, Emma and London.

Certifications:

USSF National “A” License

Position:

Head coach, 04 Akers Black


Emilee Morgan

Emilee Morgan

Emilee Morgan is from Portland, OR, where she was on a Portland City United team for 6 years, varsity track and field (sprinting and long jump), and varsity soccer at Grant High School. Although she’s done numerous soccer camps, this is her first year at ETFC. She was a freshmen at Southern Oregon University, where she helped start up a women’s club team as treasurer. She’s now a sophomore double majoring in art and human physiology at UO. She’s planning on going to a graduate medical illustration program after college and she hopes to continue coaching on the side.

Certifications:

USSF National “F” License

Position:

Assistant Coach, 05 Chelsea Red
Coaching Staff, Little Timbers

Finn Cronin

Finn has coached youth soccer teams in Eugene from Kindergarten through the U-12 age group for the last seven years. He joined EMFC at inception and over the last couple of years has served as an Assistant Head Coach with U11 boys Gunners team in the 2006/2007 season and with the U12 boys Rangers team in the 2007/2008 season. Finn was the Head Coach for the U11 Boca Juniors boy’s team and he led them to a first place finish in the 2008 Cascade FC Waterfront Invitational. The last two years Finn worked in the growing U10 Academy and has coached our youngest competitive players and helped them to prepare for the EMFC youth premier program.

He continues to enjoy playing soccer in the City of Eugene leagues. Finn is a native of Dublin, Ireland and came to the United States in 1984 on a track and cross-country scholarship and was All-American in both disciplines.

Certifications:

USSF National “D” License
USSF National Youth License

Position:

Head Coach, U10 academy

Assistant Coach: 06 Bayern White and Gray


Gabriel Hernandez

Gabriel Hernandez

Coach Gabriel Hernandez is a veteran soccer coach with 9 years of club and high school coaching experience. Coach Hernandez coached the Eugene Metro Futbol Club 97 Boca Juniors White, and 92 Dynamo boys. He currently coaches the 00 Rovers Blue boys, 96 Azzurri boys, and the 94 United boys. He was also an Assistant Coach for the EMFC U21 Select Team in the 2009 Friendly matches with Club America and Bayern Munich. Coach Hernandez also worked for five years as the Marist Boys Varsity Assistant Coach.

As a local high school player, Gabriel was a four year letterman at North Eugene where he earned 1st Team All League Honors as a senior. He then moved on to play professionally for two years with Club Deportivo Motagua (C.D. Montagua) in the Honduran 1st Division.

Certifications:

USSF National “C” License

Position:

Head Coach, 01 Valencia Black
Head Coach, 00 Rovers Black
Head Coach, 03 Ajax Black

 

Graham Hatten

Graham Hatten

Graham Hatten is from Eugene and grew up playing youth club soccer for Mckenzie United Soccer Academy. He graduated from South Eugene High School where he won the 2002 6A co-championship. After high school he spent two years in Paraguay training with various small town clubs and playing in three different tournaments. He began coaching in 2008 at South Eugene High School where he assisted with the JV. He currently is the South Eugene JV2 Head coach and assists with Juventus, Rovers Red, as well as coaching the Ajax academy boys. Graham holds a D License.

Certifications:

USSF National “D” License

Position:

Assistant Coach, 06 Arsenal Black and Red
Assistant Coach, 04 Santos Red


Guglielmo Attanasio

Guglielmo Attanasio

My full name is Guglielmo Attanasio but everybody calls me Gu. I was born in Italy and lived for 24 years in Milan.
There is no other way to say it, I love soccer and that is why I coach it.
Each of my coaching session reflect that, because the passion for the sport is what I try to sparkle the most in the kids.
I’m loud, proud, passionate and funny but not casual in my coaching, because that’s how I got it in Italy when I was a kid. I played soccer on and off throughout my life in Milan for several non-professional clubs (Dindelli and Frascati CEP to name a couple) but mostly when I was a kid.
I also worked/studied as fitness trainer in Italy and here in Eugene at Lane Community College.
I started to coach the Little Timbers here in Eugene several years ago and I loved it. Recently I started to work with the Development Academy, the U11 and the U16 boys as assistant coach and I love it even more.
I want to wrap up my bio with a quotation from one of my favorite soccer players, Gennaro “ringhio” Gattuso
“When I watch Pirlo playing soccer, when I see him with the ball between his feet, I wonder if I can even consider myself as a real soccer player”

Certifications:

USSF National “E” License

Position:

Assistant coach, 06 Bayern White, 06 Bayern Gray, 01 Valencia Red

Little Timbers Coach, Development Academy Coach



Haley Jaros

Haley Jaros

Haley grew up in Eugene and played soccer since she was little. Haley is currently a student at the University of Oregon. Haley played on one of the first EMFC girls teams, the EMFC Edge. She was a 4-year varity player at Marist HS and played in 2 state final games. She also played for NCAA Division II team Western Oregon University in her freshman year before transferring to the University of Oreogn. She works as a coach in the Little Metro program, has assisted Director of Coaching, Jurgen Ruckaberle and currently works with our U12 girls Cypress Black.

Certifications:

USSF National “E” License

Position:

Assistant coach, 05 Chelsea Black, 05 Chelsea Red01 Cypress Black


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Ian Malony

Ian is originally from Amherst, Massachusetts where he played high school as well as club soccer with the Junior Pioneers. He played for Lane United FC in their first year as a PDL team and has played for the University of Oregon Men’s Club Soccer team for the past four years. This past season they received a bid for the NIRSA club tournament in Arizona and went undefeated and won the National tournament for the first time. He has coached for ETFC for the past three years.

Certifications:

USSF National “E” License

Position:

Assistant coach: 05 Marseille Black and Red


Iñaki Gonzalo

Iñaki Gonzalo

Grown up around Bilbao, in the Basque Country (Northern Spain) Iñaki played club soccer at Arenas Club de Getxo (one of the founders of la Liga). After competing on cycling for a few years, he continued playing soccer and futsal on amateur tournaments both in Spain and in Italy. In the US, where he moved for educational purposes, he played at the University of Mary Washington (VA) and Washington University in Saint Louis (MO) men’s soccer clubs while completing his graduate studies.
Son of a professional player for la Liga clubs (Athletic Club and C.A. Osasuna), Iñaki started his coaching career assisting his father Ignacio Gonzalo on his duties as Head coach of Arenas Club U-18 teams in the early 90’s. Later on, he was player coach during the aforementioned amateur tournaments in Spain and Italy. More recently, Iñaki coached at South Eugene High School for the last 2 seasons (2015, 2016) together with Patrick Tierney and Graham Hattem. Last season, Graham and Iñaki’s JV South Eugene team won the 6A-6 Southwestern Conference with 7 points ahead of the second position team. Iñaki firmly believes in coaches’ collaborative work as a principle to be successful. That is, the way coaches’ work together makes easily transferable the message for the team: working as a team is integral to the game of soccer and if it is embraced, everyone would end the season as a better player and person.
As an educator, Iñaki has eight years of experience teaching Spanish language, literature and culture courses in various college institutions across the United States. For both the classroom and the training field, he believes it is essential to establish relationships with each individual in the group. His experience as an educator has showed him that one of the more important aspects for students/players, it’s that the teacher & coach “genuinely cares” about him/her. Then, the instance in which the student/player trust the educator, is when teaching and coaching is materializing and the acquisition process gets started. This process must be accompanied by the day-to-day work of building the right environment for the whole group. There, where regardless of their personal issues, everyone can feel comfortable to express themselves as much as possible; where mistakes are proven to be accepted as part of the group learning process. The result of this proceeding establishes throughout time, a respectful relationship among each other and a moral commitment to the group.
Iñaki is a PhD Candidate at the University of Oregon and, in addition to academic articles and reviews in his research field, he collaborates as a sport analyst writer, focused on soccer for various sports magazines and newspapers.

Certifications:

USSF National “F” License

Position:

Assistant coach: 02 Dortmund Black, 01 Valencia Black, 00 Rovers Black

Kesy Platt

Kesy grew up in Northern California and graduated from Piedmont high school in 2014. She earned 4 varsity letters, as well as earning 1st team all league, Defensive MVP, and academic scholar. Kesy played for ODP and for the Pleasanton Rage ECNL team. She went off to Sonoma State California to play for two years until she transferred to the University of Oregon due to an injury. She is currently playing for the University of Oregon Club team.

Certifications:

USSF National “F” License

Position:

Assistant coach: 04 Akers Red

 

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Kevin Wickart

Kevin grew up in Lisle, IL and attended Naperville North High School.  During his senior year, he received All-American honors and led the Huskies to the IYSA State Championship.  During his club years, Kevin played for the Chicago Magic winning several State and Regional Titles.  Kevin also played for the U16 and U18 United States National Teams.  During his tenure with the U18 National team, he participated in the World Youth Games in Moscow, Russia in 1998. Kevin’s college career consisted of playing at two top division one schools, Wake Forest University and St. Louis University.

Kevin has over 15 years of coaching experience.  He has coached at many of the premier clubs in the Chicagoland area including FC United, Chicago Fire Jrs, Eclipse Select Soccer Club and the Chicago Magic.  He currently holds a USSF B license.  While coaching at the Chicago Magic, he won State Championships with both boys and girls teams. Currently he resides in Eugene with his wife, Jacqueline and their two sons, Xavier and Oscar.

Certifications:

USSF National “B” License

Position:

Coaching Staff, Little Timbers
Head Coach, 02 Dortmund Black
Head Coach, 02 Dortmund Red

Kris Dunne

Kris Dunne is a native of the area, homesteading at Pleasant Hill and graduating in 1999. During her 4 years playing Varsity Soccer at Pleasant Hill High School she earned First Team All League, Second Team All League, Most Valuable Player, and Most Valuable Defender accolades. Her club play consisted of playing with the local Blaze Soccer Club earning 9 Championships, FC Willamette, and with the Lake Oswego Club. Kris also played on the Oregon Olympic Development Program and attended Regional Camp.

Once graduated from high school she played soccer for Gonzaga University earning the Coaches Award in 2000. While attending Gonzaga University she studied Education and received a Bachelors of Education in Physical Education and Health Education, as well as her Teaching Certificate.

After college Kris continued her play of the game. She played soccer with the 29 Palms Base Team at the Marine Corp Duty Station. Her path soon took her to Germany where she played with the Stuttgart Stallion Garrison Team traveling Europe playing other US Garrison soccer teams. She also played on a German women’s team, SpVgg Warmbronn A team in the Frauen Regionenligen.

Kris’s passion for the game carried over in teaching and coaching youth. While in high school she coached the Pleasant Hill Soccer Camp and while attending Gonzaga University coached the Gonzaga University Summer Soccer Camp. In Germany, she was the Assistant Coach for Patch American High School Varsity Girls. During this time she also was an Individual Skills and Technical Coach. In 2010, she was the Assistant Coach for USYS Stuttgart Select U13 Girls and in 2011 the Assistant Coach for USYS Stuttgart Select U15 Girls.

Kris has been on staff with the Eugene Timbers since 2013 Coaching the U10 Girls Academy. In 2013, Kris was hired as the Head Girl’s Soccer Coach at Pleasant Hill High School and started the girls soccer program.

Certifications:

USSF National “E” License

Position:

Head Coach, U10 Development Academy

Lauriene Madrigal

Lauriene is from Eugene and played 8 years of club soccer for FC Willamette Academy. She was a 3-year varsity player at South Eugene High School, serving as captain her senior year. She then played varsity soccer during her freshman year at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California before transferring to Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington in 2011 and serving as both a team manager and off-season player for the Whitman varsity women’s soccer team due to injury. After returning to Eugene to complete her French minor at the University of Oregon, she will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History & Visual Culture Studies from Whitman College in May. She has assisted coaching in the summers for South Eugene High School’s girl’s soccer team as well as extensive work volunteering and working as a coach at South Eugene Soccer Camp. She currently holds her USSF National “D” License.

Certifications:

USSF National “D” License

Position:

 

Luke Connolly

Luke is from Oregon and grew up playing for various clubs. He graduated from South Eugene High School where he earned defensive accolades and all conference honors. After high school he attended Whitworth University where he was a member of the varsity soccer team. Shortly after he decided to come back to Eugene and attend the University of Oregon he began his coaching career in the summer of 2012 where he assisted with the Rovers, Boca White, and United. He is also the assistant varsity coach for SEHS and played on the first EMFC Mundial men’s team. He currently holds his E License.

Certifications:

USSF National “E” License

Position:

Coach in Development Academy
Assistant Coach, 99 Athletica Black

Head Coach: 04 Santos Red


Mak Lindquist

Mak Lindquist

Mak was a four year varsity starter for South Eugene High School. My junior and senior year I was a captain. I played for EMFC for 6 years. Starting in high school I was the captain for the 95 Gunners for four years. I began coaching for ETFC as a senior in high school working with the Goalkeepers. For two years I have been a starter on the University of Oregon Men’s Club Soccer Team. In 2014 we went to the semifinals of the National championship tournament. In 2015 we received another bid for the national tournament. In Arizona we went undefeated and won the National tournament for the first time.

Certifications:

NSCAA Level 1 Goalkeeping

Position:

Goalkeeper coach

Assistant coach, 06 Bayern Black


Marcelo Alves

Marcelo Alves

Originally born in Rochester,NY, my parents moved to Brazil when I was 15 Months old. In Brazil I grew up in Recife, capital of Pernambuco where I start playing soccer. I was a four year Letterman at Salesiano High School, where I also started my coaching career as assistant coach. During college, I started playing Futsal and end up playing amateur Futsal for Clube Nautico Capibaribe, a professional soccer team in Recife.

I earned my Bachelor degrees in Medical technology from the Federal University of Pernambuco.

Move to Eugene in 2002 and in 2007 joined the Boys Scouts Soccer program for Latinos as a Head Coach and Coordinator of the program through 2009.

I am also the Junior Varsity boys coach at Sheldon High School in Eugene, since 2011.

Certifications:

USSF National ‘E’ license

Position:

Staff coach in Development Academy

Head coach, ETFC 01 Valencia Red and 05 Marseille Red

Mecca Ray-Rouse

Mecca Ray-Rouse

Mecca grew up in Eugene, Oregon and played for Eugene Timbers Futbol Club from U15 to U18 on Havoc. In her U18 year, Havoc played in the state final under Jurgen Ruckaberle. During her high school career at South Eugene High School she was awarded “Best Offense“ her sophomore and senior year, was named “Honorable Mention All-League“ her junior year, and “Second Team All-League“ her senior year. She went on to play a season at Lane Community College under Erica Jensen and Erin Satterfield after trying out for the University of Oregon women’s team. At Lane, she was named for the “All-Star All Region Team” after helping the team win the South Region. She has been on the ETFC Azul Semiprofessional team for two years and will continue to play every summer.

Mecca started coaching the summer after her high school graduation in 2013 as an assistant coach for Sol White and a Little Timbers coach. She is currently in her first season as head coach for Sol White and still coaches Little Timbers. She is also the assistant under Erin Satterfield for Storm.

Mecca attends University of Oregon as a Journalism major and enjoys photography and baking cheesecakes in her spare time.

Certifications:

USSF National “E” License

Position:

Assistant coach, 00 Sol Black, 04 Akers Black
Little Timbers staff coach

Melyssa Weber

Melyssa grew up playing soccer in Eugene. She graduated from Churchill High school in 2011, where she was a 3 year Varsity player. Her senior season she earned all-conference honors. She graduated from Northwest Christian University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. While attending NCU, Melyssa played 4 years on the women’s soccer and basketball teams. Melyssa earned all-conference honors her senior season and ranks 2nd in career goals at NCU. She also played a season with ETFC’s Azul team in 2016.
Melysssa returned to NCU as an assistant coach and is now an assistant for both ETFC Sol Red and Storm.

 

Certifications:

Coming

Position:

Assistant Coach U17 Girls Sol Red and  U19 Girls Storm

Michael Latteri

Michael Latteri

Michael is a Eugene native with a background in sports health. He was a varsity player at South Eugene HS in ’03 & ’04. His club soccer team won 4 state championships, and he played on the University of Oregon Club soccer teams for 4 seasons. After high school, Michael was a JV coach at SEHS for 7 years, while he coached younger players in the local clubs. You’ll find him gardening and biking around Eugene when he is not coaching soccer for ETFC. He is currently coaching the Ajax Red boys, Lyon Red Girls, and the Paris Red Academy Girls.

Certifications:

USSF National “E” License

Position:

Head Coach U14 Boys Ajax Red


Nate Jaqua

Nate Jaqua

Nate Jaqua is a Eugene native, who grew up playing for the South Eugene Strikers, Lane AFC, Oregon West and McKenzie United soccer clubs. He attended South Eugene High School, where he helped the team win a State Championship in 1998 and was named the Oregon state player both his junior and senior year. Subsequently, Nate attended the University of Portland where he was fortunate to be coached by Clive Charles. After his junior year, Nate entered the MLS draft and was picked third overall by the Chicago Fire. His professional career spanned 9 years, and included four years with the Fire and stints at LA Galaxy, Houston Dynamo, SC Riendorf Altach (Austrian 1st Division) and the Seattle Sounders. During his time in Houston, he helped the Dynamo win the 2007 MLS Cup championship. Additionally, he was a member of 5 US Open Cup champion teams and in 2010 was named the US Open Cup player of the year. He was an MLS All-star in 2006, while at the Fire. His US national team experience includes time with U-18s, U-20s, U-23s and Full Men’s national teams. Nate has 3 US National Team caps from playing against Denmark, Norway and England.

During Nate’s time in Chicago, he coached with the Chicago Kickers soccer club and at Seattle he helped out at various occasions with the Vashon Island soccer club.  In 2016, Nate and his wife moved back to Eugene. He is excited to be around the game again and is looking forward to helping ETFC further the development of soccer in Eugene.

Certifications:

TBA

Position:

Assistant Coach: ETFC 02 Dortmund Black

Phil Larsen

Phil Larsen

Phil is a Eugene native and graduate of North Eugene High School. He has been coaching at the high school and club level since the 1998 season. Phil was the JV and Assistant Varsity Coach at North Eugene High School from 1998-1999. From 2000-2002, Phil was the Men’s Varsity Assistant Head Coach at Sheldon High School with Mac Wilson. During this time, their teams won a state championship and two Midwestern League titles. From 2003-2006 , Phil was the Women’s Varsity Head Coach at Sheldon High School. His teams won two consecutive state titles(2003-2004) and went undefeated over those two years. Phil was honored to be named OSAA State Coach of the Year both of those years. Phil has also been involved with club coaching as an Assistant, a Trainer, and a Head Coach from 1998 – 2005 with Oregon United Soccer Academy.

During the 2006-07 season, Phil was the Trainer for the EMFC U11 girls Magic team and the Head Coach for the EMFC U17 boys Fury team.

Certifications:

USSF National “D” License

Position:

Head Coach, 02 Force Red

Porter Garrison-Terry

Porter Garrison-Terry

Porter comes to ETFC after coaching for several years with Benicia Arsenal FC and UK International Soccer Camps in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. His playing experience includes winning three consecutive Northern California State Cup Championships as well as garnering SCAC All-League honors while at Benicia High School. Porter has worked in all parts of our program. He took over the position as Little Timbers Director in 2015. He is a head coach in the Development Academy and took over as the Boys Development Academy Director in the 2016. He has also coached in our U11-14 Youth Premier Program as well as in the U15-18 high school Premier program.

Certifications:

NSCAA Junior V License
NSCAA Small Sided Games
USSF C-license

Position:

Head Coach, 06 Bayern Black and Red

Boys Director, Development Academy
Little Timbers Director

Sebastian Trickett

Born and raised in Eugene, Sebastian played club soccer for Lane AFC, South Eugene Strikers, Oregon West, and McKenzie United. As a club player he competed in 7 consecutive State Championship games, 4 Nomads Coaches Showcases, the Western Regionals, and the USA Cup. He was a starting midfielder on a South Eugene High School team that played in back to back State Finals, winning the 1998 4A State Championship. They were also ranked 4th in the country by USA Today and recently inducted into the South Eugene Hall of Fame. After high school he played his college soccer at Sonoma State University in California where he was a starting midfielder.

Sebastian returned to Eugene in 2003 to graduate from the University of Oregon and begin coaching. He was the South Eugene JV boys head coach and varsity assistant for 4 seasons. He also coached U14 boys for Oregon United for 3 seasons. After living in Portland for 5 years Sebastian has recently moved back to Eugene. He is the head soccer coach for Jordan Kent Skills Camps and began coaching for Eugene Timbers FC in 2013. He is coaching the Development Academy, Little Timbers, and in our U11-18 competitive program. In 2015, he took on the role as the Director for the TOP Soccer program. Seb is also the head coach for the South Eugene HS girls varsity program.

Certifications:

USSF National “E” License

Position:

Head Coach, 05 Chelsea Black and 05 Chelsea Red
Little Timbers staff coach
Director of TOP Soccer program

 

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Sam Engle

Eugene Native and played for one of the club’s first teams in 2006. Played for South Eugene High School before attending Whitworth University and playing collegiate D3 Soccer for 4 years before graduating in 2016. During college Sam earned honorable mention all conference as a freshman, 2nd team all conference as a sophomore, 1st team all conference and first team all region as a Junior, and 1st team all conference and 2nd team all region as a Senior. Sam was coaching numerous camps and at the at the beginning of 2016 he joined Little Timbers coaching staff and continued over the summer with Akers Red, Lyon Red, and Lyon Black. Currently Head Coach of Akers Red.

Certifications:

Details forthcoming.

Position:

Head Coach, 04 Akers Red

Assistant Coach, 98 Liverpool

ShayLee Miner

ShayLee Miner, born and raised in Eugene Oregon, played club soccer for THUSC in Portland and with ETFC the last two years of her club career. After her 4-year varsity career at Junction City High school, and the conclusion of her time with ETFC she continued to play for the University of Oregon as a Duck. She was a two-time letter winner as a forward for the Ducks, one earned in her true freshman year and the other earned in her red-shirt sophomore year.  While still a Duck, she played for the local women’s semi pro team, Azul during the off-season in the summer league. She concluded her career at Oregon after the fall season of 2016. She has coached at the University of Oregon Ducks Soccer camps for 4 years as an assistant coach and camp counselor. Also has worked as an assistant coach for ETFC over the past 3 years. Some teams she has worked with are Force Black, Force Red, and Cypress Red. She is currently an assistant coach for Force Black and Force Red.

Certifications:

USSF National “F” License

Position:

Assistant Coach: 02 Force Black and 02 Force Red


Taylor Boyer

Taylor Boyer

Certifications:

USSF National “F” License

Position:

Assistant Coach: 03 Lyon Black, 99 Athletica Black


Tommy Erickson

Tommy Erickson

Tommy was born and raised in the Eugene/Springfield area and played soccer for EMFC from 2008-2013. As a four-time Varsity member and three-time captain of the Thurston High School soccer team, Tommy was selected to the 6A Southwest conference all-league first team twice before going on to pursue his education at the University of Oregon. Tommy is currently a Junior studying Human Physiology.

Certifications:

USSF National “F” License

Position:

Head Coach, 05 Marseille White

Assistant Coach: 06 Bayern Red, 02 Dortmund Red

Tom Serratore

Tom Serratore

Tom is originally from Tinley Park, Illinois. He attended Victor J. Andrew High school where he was a three-year letter winner for the Thunderbolts, a three-time All-Conference and All-Area selection. He led the 2008 team to a final eight appearance in the state playoffs, which still remains the best finish for any team in school history. As a senior, he was named team captain and MVP and holds the school records for career (21) and consecutive (6) shutouts.

Tom won two national championships with the Chicago Magic Soccer Club, where he played for nine years and won another national championship with the Illinois OPD team. Tom also played for the Chicago Fire development academy U19s, U20s, and PDL sides. Tom attended and played Division 1 soccer at Valparaiso University for five years. He was a part of the 2011 Horizon League championship team. Tom was selected to the 2013 Horizon League Academic All-League squad and earned a spot on the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll. He was on the cover of the Summer 2013 NCAA Champion Magazine for his work with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Tom graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in secondary education, kinesiology and a minor in non- profit promotions. He is currently the volunteer goalkeeper coach at the University of Oregon.

Certifications:

USSF National “E” License
NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeping Diploma

Position:

Goalkeeper coach

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Zach Lazar

Zach grew up in North Carolina and played for the Highland Football Club out of Asheville, NC for most of his youth career. He went on to play for the University of North Carolina club soccer team from 2001-2005.

Zach’s coaching roots can be traced back to his time at UNC. Zach worked in a number of UNC sponsored summer soccer camps and served as a ‘practice player’ with the UNC Varsity Women’s team for two seasons under head coach Anson Dorrance.

After moving to Eugene, Zach joined the EMFC coaching staff in 2009. He has since coached both boys and girls teams at the U11, U13, U14 and U17 level.

Zach is also the varsity boys coach at Sheldon High School in Eugene, a  position he held since 2011.

Certifications:

USSF National “D” License

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