Hometown: BURSA, TURKEY
OZZY.ERKUT@eastsidefc.org

I am a Professional Soccer Coach from  Bursa, Turkey. I moved to the United States in 2004.  I grew up playing for Bursaspor FC Turkish Top Flight Professional Team Academy  from U10’s to U18’s. Meanwhile, I played on the highest level of youth ranks, I got great exposure about the game and coaching from my father who played for both Galatasary FC, and The Turkish National Team. Playing the game and getting exposed being around top level professional team all times, I learned great deal of the game and coaching and developed my own coaching philosophy.

My coaching philosophy is to provide the best soccer experience for the players in a safe, welcoming and respectful playing environment. I develop and mentor my players in ways that makes them  creative, skill-full and intelligent playing the team. Building future generation players who are confident, resourceful and top citizens of our society is my goal. My teams play collaborative, possession based and fun soccer that’s very rich and exciting to watch. I shaped my playing philosophies from Barcelona FC, Arsenal FC the club I used to coach for and great coaching Mentors I have been met in my journey from England’s FA, US Soccer Federation and Eastside FC.

My goal is to be the best possible coach I can be to my players and to our families to make sure I serve our extended soccer community in best possible ways. I always say I was born on the field and will always be on the field.

UEFA B LICENSE-FA ENGLANDUS C LICENSEUNITED SOCCER COACHES – DIRECTOR OF COACHING LICENSE ARSENAL FC SOCCER SCHOOLS -SENIOR COACH EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE MEN’s SOCCER TEAM HEAD COACH 2014-Current Signed a D1 Player from EDCC Men’s Soccer TEAM Developed 9 DA-ECNL Players from RCL LEAGUES STATES TOP SEEDED TEAMS Made STATE FINALS.

I live in Kirkland with his wife Cara and his cat Baby Kit. Parents live in Turkey. Hobbies reading books, skate boarding and working out. Favourite team is one and only BARCELONA FC.