Coach Profile – Get to Know Coach Ali McCready

Monday, August 30, 2021 A Puget Sound native, Ali McCready seemed destined to become a Spokanite. Soccer, however, was not the original plan for the mother of four that is one of the club’s longest serving members of the coaching staff. It all started with academics. The place: Whitworth. “I was heavily involved in the…

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Coach Profile – Get to Know Coach Tim Seely

Monday, August 23, 2021 Seventeen. Coach Tim Seely had the world literally at his feet as a teenager. It was also the point at which the seed was planted and roots of his lengthy coaching career began. A fixture in the Spokane coaching community for so long, it is understandable for many to not know…

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Coach Profile – Get to Know Coach Bryan Hernandez

Monday, August 16, 2021 New club goalkeeping coach Bryan Hernandez considers himself a bit of an adventurer, but the Shadow Men’s First Team keeper may have found himself a new home in Spokane after spending much of his life in California. “My head coach at Humboldt State told me they needed a keeper for the…

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Coach Profile – Get to Know Coach Jay Vela

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Though he is a newer face to the Spokane Sounders, new Boys Director of Coaching Jay Vela is a fixture in Spokane soccer from his outstanding playing career that transitioned directly into his coaching career. Through his early years of playing for Express, Flames and River City, Vela bounced back and…

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Coach Profile – Get to Know Coach John Palladino

Monday, August 2, 2021 With a life working and playing with stars in New York, hometown success story John Palladino is relishing the opportunity to be back in Spokane giving back to the soccer community while continuing his vibrant acting career. Two years ago coach Palladino was working alongside Rose Byrne on the set of…

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Coach Profile – Get to Know Coach Marissa Mykines

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 An all-around coach, a very humble Marissa Mykines spends the day helping athletes improve their physical strength as a trainer and then turns soccer coach in the evenings and weekends. Her dedication to improving players on and off the pitch probably stems from a competitive spirit that led to what is…

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Crossfire Challenge Success Concludes First Half of Tourney Slate

Saturday, July 24 The first half of the summer tournament calendar wrapped up over the past two weekends with the Crossfire Challenge – among other events – and quite a few sides performing well, claiming three championships among eight semifinal appearances. Reaching the semifinals of the event were G2003/04 Rave RCL, G2007 GA, B2008 RCL,…

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Club Alum Darby Doyle Joins Coaching Staff

Monday, July 12, 2021 The Spokane Sounders are pleased to announce that longtime club alumni Darby Doyle, fresh off of graduating from 2019 NCAA Division II Finalists Western Washington, has joined the club’s coaching staff. “Beyond thankful to join the staff that helped me build a foundation to learn and that created so many great…

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Coach Profile – Get to Know Coach Hank Dennewith

Monday, July 5, 2021 He has tried to move away from Spokane several times, but in the end coach Hank Dennewith and his family find themselves anchored in the community as he continues working with young, developing players. A native of Tacoma, Dennewith played select soccer in the Puyallup area growing up and played for…

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Coach Profile – Get to Know Coach Dave Ellis

Monday, June 28, 2021 One could argue that coach Dave Ellis serves the community more than any other coach in the region, balancing his expansive day job as the recently appointed Spokane Valley Police Chief with not only being a coach in the club, but also for a local high school as well as being…

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