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


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