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FC PORTLAND SOCCER ACADEMY

FC Portland Academy Coaches

At FC Portland, coaching is the heart of our success. The history our coaches have with our club, their own competitive playing experience, and their style of teaching and philosophy are the reasons for our long history of strong player development and achievement.

Several of our coaches have been here since Clive Charles started the club in 1987. Others are loyal alumni of the program, once playing for FC Portland themselves. Many played collegiately, professionally, and for their national teams.

Our coaches at FC Portland have a wealth of experience and have a longevity that is unmatched amongst clubs. Our emphasis and philosophy toward player development is deeply engrained in our coaches.    

Coaching Staff Directory

  • Jason CarneyDirector of Coaching

    Coaching License:

    USSF B, UEFA B, FA Level 3, UEFA (Regional) Scottish B, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Coaching Diploma

    Previous Coaching:

    Preston North End Youth Academy, England, Head Coach

    McLean Soccer Academy, VA Head Coach

    Fauquier County, VA Director of Coaching

    Playing Experience:

    Preston North End, England

    Bolton Wonderers, England

    North West County League, England (semi-pro)


 

Michael JamiesonGeneral Manager

Coaching License:

USSF B, UEFA B, and English FA Level 2

Previous Coaching:

USSDA Director of Coaching

Chester City Football Club, England

New Jersey Red Bull, New Jersey/NYC

Lincoln High School - Varsity

Playing Experience:

Liverpool Football Club (Youth Academy)

Edge Hill University

Chester City Football Club


 


  • Alex Ponce

    Coaching License:

    USSF F License

    HS/College Coaching:

    Linfield University, Men's Associate Head Coach

    Previous Coaching:

    Hood River Dynamos

    Putnam High School, Girls Varsity Assitant Coach

    Playing Experience:

    Hood River Valley High School

    FC Portland

    Clark College

    Concordia University


  • Ben Durano

    Coaching License:

    USSF National D License

    NSCAA High School Diploma

    HS/College Coaching:

    Sunset HS girls 2005-Current

    Previous Coaching:

    ODP- 91B, 92B, 97G, 98G

    Glencoe HS girls 2000-2004

    Westside Timbers 1998-2014

    Gunners U12B 2001 State Champions

    Galaxy U18 2007 State Finalists

    2008 State Champions

    Fury U17G & U18G 2011/2012 State Champions

    Usonians U13G 2010 State Champions, Regional Semi-Finalists

    Copa U14G 2013 State Champions, Regional Semi-Finalists

    Playing Experience:

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 90-91

    Sembach FC, Germany 86-89

    Hillsboro HS, Or. '83


  • Ben GadawskiJR Academy Head Coach
    HS/ College Coaching:
    Sunset High School Boys Coach 2013-Current
    Playing Experience:
    Pacific University
    FC Portland Since U10
    Sunset High School

  • Bobbi Wasch

    Coaching License:

    USSF D

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:



  • Bill IrwinGoalkeeper Coach & Head Coach

    Coaching License:

    USSF “A” License

    USSF Coaching Schools Instructor

    FC Portland Coach Since 1986

    HS/College Coaching:

    Clark College

    Previous Coaching:

    University of Portland; Head Coach Men’s Soccer Team (2003-2015)

    University of Portland Director of Soccer; Head Coach Men’s Team, Assistant Coach and Goalkeeping Coach Women’s team (2003-2013)

    13 NCAA berths, 1 National Championship

    University of Portland Assistant Coach (1986-2003)

    20 NCAA berths, 1 National Championship

    US U-23 Women’s Team Head Coach (2007- 2011)

    Nordic Cup Winners (2007, 2008)

    USSF (United States Soccer Federation) National Team Goalkeeping Coach

    US Men’s Olympic Team (2002, 2003)

    U-18 Men (2003)

    U-20 Men (2000, 2001); U-20 World Cup finals Argentina (2001)

    U-16 Men (1998)

    U-23 Men (1997)

    US Men’s National Team (1997)

    U-17 Men’s National Team (1997)

    US Women’s National Team (2005, 2006)

    U-20 Women (1996-2007)

    Playing Experience:

    Northern Ireland Youth Team (1967-1969)

    Northern Ireland Amateur Team (1970)

    Bangor FC, Irish League, Bangor N. Ireland (1966-1970)

    Cardiff City FC, English 2nd and 3rd Division (1970-1978)

    Washington Diplomats, NASL (North American Soccer League) (1978-1981)

    Dallas Tornado, NASL (1981-1982)

    Portland Timbers, NASL (1982)

    San Jose Earthquakes, NASL and MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) (1982-1984)

    Minnesota Strikers, MISL (1985-1986)

    Wichita Wings, MISL (1986)



  • Brian Gant

    Coaching License:

    USSF B

    Previous Coaching:

    Catlin Gabel HS

    FC Portland Coach for 28 years

    Playing Experience:

    Canadian National Team Member

    Played for the Vancouver Whitecaps, NASL

    Played for the Portland Timbers, NASL

    New Westminster Blues

    Canadian Amateur Championship

    Simon Fraser University

    Burnaby FC



  • Carly Bennett
    Coaching License:
    USSF "E" License
    Previous Coaching:
    Liberty High School Girls Varsity Coach
    Westview High School JV2 Coach
    Playing Experience:
    Carmel United Soccer Club (now know as Indiana Fire)
    ODP Region II
    Murray State University


  • Chilo Andrade

    Coaching License:

    USSF F

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:



  • Dan Withrow

    Coaching License:

    USSF B

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:

    Portland Timbers



  • Dean Miyama

    Coaching License:

    USSF D

    HS/College Coaching:

    Hillsboro High School Girls Varsity Head Coach

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:



  • Eddie Sanchez

    Coaching License:

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:


 


Erik Bagwell

Coaching License:

United Soccer Coaches National Diploma 
USSF Grass Roots Diploma
USSF F License 
Previous Coaching:
NPSL-New York Athletic Head Coach
 
Playing Experience:
Colorado Rapids
University of New Mexico 


 


  • Foday Kobba

    Coaching License:

    USSF D License

    Previous Coaching:

    IPS Mens Soccer Club

    Playing Experience:

    Gonzaga University

    Oregon ODP

    FC Portland



  • Georgie Christiansen

    Coaching License:

    USSF D License

    Previous Coaching:

    Concordia University, Goalkeeping 2010

    Goalkeeper Coach, WPSL Portland Rain 2010

    Northeast United 2008-2011

    Playing Experience:

    Clackamas Community College 2006-2007

    NWAACC MVP

    NWACC Scholar Athlete

    Concordia University

    NAIA All-American

    NAIA-Daktronics Scholar Athlete

    CCC Scholar Athlete

    NAIA National All-Tournament

    NSCAA All-Region

    WPSL Portland Rain 2009-2010

    Hillsboro High School

    Two-Time Gatorade Player of the Year



  • Jenny Lawrence

    Coaching License:

    NSCAA National Diploma

    Art of Goalkeeper Training/Education

    Portland State Womens Soccer, GK Coach

    Previous Coaching:

    Sacramento State Womens Soccer, GK Coach

    Christian Brothers High School Girls Varsity

    Elk Grove United Soccer Club, GK Coach

    Playing Experience:

    Northern California, Carlmont High School

    Sacramento State Univeristy



  • Jim Maine

    Coaching License:

    USSF "D" License

    HS/College Coaching:

    Liberty HS Girls Head Coach

    Previous Coaching:

    Linfield College Mens Lead Assistant, 2 years

    George Fox University Lead Assistant, 10 years

    Westside Metros Staff Coach, 9 years

    Oregon ODP Boys Staff Coach, 2 years

    Newberg HS Boys Head Coach, 7 years

    Playing Experience:

    NAIA Collegiate, 3 years

    3 year Top 10 National Ranking Finish

    1 NAIA National Tournament Appearance

    Member of George Fox University's Hall of Fame

    USISL (Unites States Intercontinental Soccer League), 4 years

    All West Coast Team of the Week, 5 times

    WISL (World Indoor Soccer League), 1 year



  • Josh Durano

    Coaching License:

    Current:

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:


 


James Nolan

Coaching License:

UEFA B
United Soccer Coaches National Diploma
FA Level 2

Previous Coaching:  

South Liverpool FC
University of Birmingham 
Ohio University Men's Club Team
Clarksville Soccer Club 
THUSC SoccerClub
PSU Men's Club Team 

Playing Experience:

  South Liverpool FC
  University of Birmingham 
  Walsall Wood FC 


 


Jennifer Bhalla

Coaching License:

Previous Coaching:

Playing Experience:


 


  • Jason Hall

    Coaching License:

    USSF "D" License

    Previous Coaching:

    Riverdale High School, Mens Varsity Head Coach

    Playing Experience:

    US National Futsal Team

    Military All Armed Forces Team

    El Paso Patriots (A-Leauge)



  • Katie Dolphin

    Coaching License:

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:



  • Kate Wilkins

    Coaching License:

    USSF D License

    Previous Coaching:

    Hellgate High School Junior Varsity - 2014

    Missoula Strikers Academy - 2014

    University of Montana Youth Camps - 2009-2012

    Playing Experience:

    University of Montana - Missoula

    NCAA First Round 2011

    Oregon ODP 2006-2007

    Marist High School - Eugene, Oregon

    Club - FC Willamette - Eugene, Oregon



  • Lainey HulsizerCoach and Goalkeeper Assistant Coach

    Coaching License:

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:



  • Lucas dePinna

    Coaching License:

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:



  • Mike dePinna

    Coaching License:

    USSF B License

    Previous Coaching:

    2014 U13G NPL National Semifinals, 2012 U17G US CLUB NPL Nationals

    OR ODP

    Playing Experience:

    Portland Timbers

    University of Portland

    Blanchet High School and Seattle United



  • Mike Joyce

    Coaching License:

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:



  • Michelle Cruz

    Coaching License:

    USSF D

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:

    University of Portland

    Seattle Regin WPSL



  • Merced Salinas

    Coaching License:

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:



  • Patti Degerness

    Coaching License:

    USSF F License

    Playing Experience:

    Clackamas Community College 2007-2009 (NWAC champions 2007), OIT 2009

    Franklin HS 2002-2006 Varsity

    Portland Metro SC 2000-02 (State Cup Champions 2002/Regional Semi Finals)

    FC Portland 2003-05 (2003 state cup finalist/wc to regionals semi finals, 2004-05 state up runner up)

    LOSC 2006-2008 (2006-08 state cup finalist)



  • Pablo Dipascuale

    Coaching License:

    USSF C

    HS/College Coaching:

    Men's Head Coach, Lincoln High School

    Previous Coaching:

    Men's Varsity Assistant Coach, Lincoln High School

    FC Portland Coach 2011-Current

    Playing Experience:

    UPFC

    Lakerige High School/Westview High School

    Westside Metros



  • Russ MagoonAge Group Coordinator & U9-U11 Boys Director

    Coaching License:

    USSF B

    Previous Coaching:

    USSDA United PDX/BSC

    Oregon ODP Head Coach

    Boys Director THUSC

    Playing Experience:

    Norwich University



  • Ralph Halewyn

    Coaching License:

    USSF C

    Previous Coaching:

    Playing Experience:



  • Robert DeVassie

    Coaching License:

    USSF C, USSF Youth, NSCAA DOC Diploma, NSCAA Adv National Diploma,

    US Youth Futsal Level 3, TOPSoccer Cert, Coerver Youth Diploma, NFHS Certified Interscholastic Coach

    Previous Coaching:

    Arctic Winter Games-Alaska Futsal Head Coach

    ADP/ODP Alaska

    South Anchorage High School

    Alaska Rush Soccer Club

    Crossfire Alaska Soccer Club

    Anchorage Soccer Club

    Cook Inlet Soccer Club

    Playing Experience

    Alaska Premier

    Sons of Italy Youth Soccer Club, OH



  • Simon Date

    Coaching License:

    USSF A

    Previous Coaching:

    OR ODP

    Playing Experience:

    Oregon State Mens soccer



  • Scout Libke

    Coaching License:

    USSF F

    Previous Coaching:

    Lincoln High School Varsity

    Playing Experience:

    Lincoln High School

    FC Portland



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