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My name is Andy Fordyce and I was born and raised in Bellevue Washington. I attended Interlake High School where I was a 4-year varsity starter, Bellevue College where I played for a year, and Washington State University where I earned a Bachelors degree in Sport Management and played on the club team for 3 years. Go Cougs!
My family has been in the Seattle area for generations and we are very proud residents of the pacific northwest. Personally, I am a proud Seattleite who has a deep love for local and youth soccer as well as a deep passion to coach and stay involved in the game.
I played many sports throughout my childhood but I have always gravitated towards soccer from the age of 5. I first started playing for my school St.Louise as well as city recreational leagues and quickly developed a passion as the first person in my family to play organized soccer. At the age of 10 I attended a tryout for Eastside FC and the rest was history. I went on to play at Eastside FC for 8 years winning 3 state championships and learning the ins and outs of what it means to play the Eastside way.
The passion that I have built through my time playing, coaching, and growing up around the game has left a huge imprint on me and I am now driven to fully dedicate my career to helping develop the skills and passion within the next generations of young athletes. My coaching philosophy is simple. Players learn the best when engaged and when they are enjoying what they are doing. Building up players and allowing them the platform to play and experiment to find out who they are is ultimately the best environment a player can find. Coupled with the right strategies and coaching the player centric approach can produce profound results in terms of player development and passion both on the field as well as off the field and into players lives beyond soccer. I always strive to produce that environment every time I step on the field. Keeping the environment fun but competitive and getting to know the players and their families as more than just players is also vital to creating that deep passion and those deep bonds between players, parents, and coaches.
I always try to stay dedicated to my coaching and developing alongside the players and currently hold my USSF D License and I am scheduled to complete my C License by early 2023.
I am also an avid Arsenal FC supporter as well as a Seattle Sounders FC supporter! I have a pretty extensive collection of jerseys that I am pretty proud of!
I am very happy for my soccer journey to be coming full circle and I could not think of a better place to be than Eastside FC. I look forward to what the future brings here at the club and cannot wait to see everyone on the field.