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


Turnbow Drafted, Becomes Third Professional Club Alum in a Year

January 14, 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021 For the second consecutive year a former Spokane Shadow / Spokane Sounders youth player was drafted by the National Women’s Soccer League. Kelsey Turnbow was drafted Wednesday by the Chicago Red Stars with the 18th overall selection. She is the third former club player in the course of a year to…

Sounders 02/03 Boys Open 2021 Season at Surf Cup

January 8, 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021 Not having played a proper game in what seems like forever and training in the cold winter conditions, the oldest group of Spokane Sounders boys ventured to Phoenix last week for a little taste of what hopefully lies around the corner for everyone. The 2002/03 ECNL Boys side returned to competition…