Tariq Walcott is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland. He started his coaching career in 2012 at West Virginia University, studying Athletic Coaching Education with a minor in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
While attending university Tariq played soccer for the Men’s Club team while also assisting with the Women’s Club team. He also coached at a local youth soccer club called Mountaineer United SC, where he worked with players at all age groups as an assistant coach and a player coach.
During his time in Seattle, Tariq previously worked with UK Elite (Steel Soccer) and Cascade FC; currently he also works with the WA Youth Soccer EPD Program, and the Seattle Sounders Discovery program during his off days from EFC.
Tariq continues to advance in his USSF coaching licenses, currently working towards his National 'B' license. Fun facts about Tariq: His parents are from Jamaica, his favorite soccer club is Chelsea FC, and he has a Catahoula Hound named Oscar!