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 opportunities to continue playing this great game,” said Doyle. “Looking forward to giving back.”
Doyle, who will oversee the G2011 and G2012 North Rave teams, was a standout player for the club before attending WWU, earning ODP placement for three years. She participated in ODP Regional Championships, Regional Training Camp, and was a ODP Region IV Team selection for the Interregional Championships. She also helped her team capture the RCL Division 1 championship. Doyle also went on to play for the Spokane Shadow Women’s First Team.
While in college in Bellingham Doyle got a head start on her coaching career over on the west side, working with Washington Premier for 2019-20 season as a U-19 (G03/02) ECNL composite and U17 (G04) ECNL assistant coach and for Whatcom Rangers last season as an assistant for the G2010 Gold and Blue sides. She also spent two years with the Peter Fewing Summer Soccer Camp.
Outside of club play Doyle’s career was full of success and accolades.
A varsity member for Gonzaga Prep all four seasons and captain the final two, she began making headlines as a sophomore by leading the team in goals and assists en route to earning GSL All-League Second Team honors. She repeated as the team’s top scorer the following year as the Bullpups reached the state semifinals, earning GSL Offensive MVP and 4A All-State Second Team honors. As a senior she was again All-League and an All-State Honorable Mention selection.
Doyle made an immediate impact with the Vikings, playing in all 20 games her freshman season in college and tallying three goals and an assist. She played in 23 games as a sophomore and caught fire as a junior, starting 25 of the team’s 26 games on their campaign to the NCAA Division II Final. A GNAC Offensive Player of the Week selection that year, she provided four goals and three assists. She was honored as an Offensive Player of the Week again by the GNAC in 2021 during the pandemic-altered season.