Dave Ellis

G2010 Valley



Coaching License: USSF D License

Years with the Club: Started in 2009

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Coaching History: Dave balanced refereeing and coaching in the early years of his career, serving as a coach for his former youth club Spokane Flames. He would join Spokane Elite in 2009 and fold into the Spokane Shadow / Sounders staff during the 2012 merger.

Playing History: Dave played local club soccer with the Spokane Flames.

Coaching Experience
Spokane Sounders: 2009-Present
- G06 D1 2018 State Champions, 2017 NW Champions League Champions
- G05 D1 2016 State Cup Semifinalists
Spokane Flames: 1992-1996 (also served as club VP)
Freeman HS Girls Head Coach: 2018-Present
- 2018 & 2019 State Quarterfinalists (school firsts)
- Ranked #1 in state 1A in 2019 (school first)
- 2019 Northeast A League Coach of the Year
Washington State EPD: 2018-Present

Additional Experience
Professional / NCAA Division I Referee: 1992-1998
- Washington Youth Soccer 1996 Referee of the Year



Coach Profile – Get to Know Coach Dave Ellis

June 28, 2021

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…

Spokane Sounders Coaches Announced for 2020-21 Season

April 30, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 postponements, the tryout/team selection process has changed for the 2020-21 season. Please refer to this announcement for further information. Selection Process [+]¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Registration [+] The Spokane Sounders are excited to announce the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020-21 season. Although their seasons and cup tournaments have been interrupted this past…