Abbas Faridnia

Technical Director  |  B2006 ECNL 

AFaridnia

COACH PROFILE

Coaching License: USSF A License

Years with the Club: Started in 2012

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Coaching History: A second generation coach, Abbas took over as technical director and served the role for six years at the family-led club Spokane Elite (formerly Falcons), which merged with the Spokane Shadow / Sounders in 2012. He served under Sean Bushey until his departure in 2013.

Playing History: Abbas enjoyed great success throughout his career. A decorated player, he helped lead Ferris to a 4A state championship and later was a member of the Bulldogs as Gonzaga University won the West Coast Conference and made its first two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. A local standout, Abbas was one of a handful of elite high school players chosen to play for the USL PDL (now USL League Two) men's side Spokane Shadow as a high school player, enjoying a trip to the PDL National Final in 1999. He also later played for the Seattle Sounders Select, one of only a few PDL teams in history to register upset victories over an MLS opponent in the US Open Cup as they downed Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) in 2001.

Coaching Experience
Spokane Sounders: 2012-Present
Spokane SC Elite: 2006-2012
- xxxx Idaho State championship
- xxxx & xxxx Washington State finalists
CC Spokane Assistant Coach: xxxx-xxxx
- NWAC Division Champions
Spokane Spiders (USL PDL) Head Coach: 2008
Washington State ODP Assistant Coach: xxxx
Idaho State ODP Head Coach: xxxx

Playing Experience
Gonzaga University, 1998-2001
- WCC Champions
- NCAA Tournament Appearances (first in program history)
Ferris High School, 1995-1998
- First Team All-GSL & GSL Most Valuable Player
- 4A State Champions
- NSCAA All Far West First Team
Spokane Falcons
- Championships: State Champions Cup, Surf Cup, Premier League
- ODP: State Team, Regional Team, National Trial Invitation
Spokane Shadow (USL PDL)
- Northwest Division Champions
- 1999 PDL National Finalists
Seattle Sounders Select (USL PDL)
- 2001 US Open Cup upset vs MLS Dallas Burn

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