Manny Faridnia

Sounders Junior Program South Director   



Coaching License: USSF A License

Years with the Club: Started in 2012

Hometown: Tehran, Iran

Coaching History: Manny has been a fixture in the greater Spokane community since 1981 when he was with the Spokane Falcons, which later became Spokane Elite, the club that merged with Spokane Shadow / Sounders in 2012. In addition to his youth duties he also served with Washington Youth Soccer, Gonzaga University and Ferris High School.

Playing History: Many played in his native Iran before moving to Portland, Oregon in 1970 and was actively playing there before moving to Spokane in 1980.

Coaching Experience
Spokane Sounders: 2012-Present
Eastern Washington EPD Coach: 1995-Present
Gonzaga University Men & Women Head Coach: 1984-1989
- Started the GU soccer programs
Ferris High School Boys & Girls Head Coach: 1989-2003
Spokane Falcons: 1981-2012
- Served as Director, Coaching Director & Premier Coach
- First club team from east side to capture state title
Washington Youth Soccer: 1984-2012
- Served as ODP Coach, Staff Coach, Coaches Licensing Instructor


Spokane Sounders Qualify for Girls Academy Champions League

June 24, 2022

Friday, June 24, 2022 The Spokane Sounders are thrilled to announce that the club’s success during the 2021-22 Girls Academy season has qualified its teams to participate in the GA Champions League for 2022-23. Based upon league results across all six teams, the Spokane Sounders were among the 16 initial entrants as they finished second…

Spokane Shadow Fall in 3-2 Thriller to Westside Timbers

June 20, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022 The home slate for the Spokane Shadow Women’s First Team opened in a bit of heartbreaking fashion on Father’s Day Sunday as they fell 3-2 to visiting Westside Timbers. The hosts found themselves chasing the game right from the start with the Timbers jumping in front just two minutes into the…