I grew up in the Seattle Area, attending Mount Rainier HS in Des Moines, and graduating from Washington State University. I've been a lifelong player, playing collegiately at WSU, and currently still playing within the Greater Seattle Men's League. A memorable moment for me would be playing as a member of the Tacoma Stars reserve team and winning a National Amateur Championship in 1993.
I've been coaching for about 30 years and have had some great mentors and opportunities during that time. I'm always learning and look forward to enhancing my knowledge. Quick summary of my experience includes everything from my own daughters when they began to being an Asst. Coach with the Seattle Sounders Women, with most things along the way from youth, high school, college, and EPD. Those experiences have been as Head and Assistant coach and both on the women and men's side. I currently have a USSF "B" License.
Although the game is different from the beginning to the advanced stages there are some things that are consistent for excellence that I try to create within the teams that I get to work with....attitude, effort, commitment, and the desire to compete. These are all controllable and also translate beyond the field.
Live in West Seattle with my wife, Donna. We have 2 daughters (Kate and Ally) who both played at Seattle Pacific University and both Nursing majors. Favorite teams include Liverpool, Sounders, and WSU.