Monday, March 7, 2022 A southern California native, coach Jason Sandobal loves to travel and serve. Careers in the Navy and soccer have certainly provided that. Now, his extended family calls Spokane home. As a youth player Sandobal was a member of the Celtic and Nomads soccer clubs, training with and competing against some of…

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Monday, February 21, 2022 It all started one day in Cheney on the drive home from school. Coach Matt Folsom saw some kids playing the game and it sparked a drive in him that led to a life of playing, coaching and starting a business dedicated to helping develop technical skills for the next generation.…

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Monday, January 31, 2022 One of three brothers that play, coach Adrian Washington has embarked on developing the next generation of players that includes three of his own children. Washington took a bit of an atypical path to his coaching career. After playing recreational as a youth and advancing to play at the premier and…

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Monday, January 24, 2022 As a youth player he reached thrilling heights scoring in Stoke’s Stadium, but injury led to an early career on the sideline for coach Marc Mason, who now also has his sights set on a new kind of height. “I started at Everton Academy and played for a few local teams…

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Monday, January 17, 2022 Being a multi-sport athlete with a multi-sport coach for a father, it is probably not too much of a surprise that Torrey Finn ended up being a coach… and a teacher, guiding young minds literally on and off the field. As a youth player Finn bounced around a bit as a…

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Monday, January 10, 2022 Early family and life experiences helped shape Jason Bartlett into a devotion to sports and soccer in particular. And when his daughter began to play, that devotion led to a new inspiration leading the next generation to that same devotion. “I played for the Raiders when I was 10 years old…

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Monday, January 3, 2022 One of the common themes through many of our profiles has been the lure of the greater Spokane community and the northwest. The story of Mike Oliver is no different, and it has produced three outstanding players and a pair of coaches within the family and many more beyond. “Originally from…

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Monday, December 20, 2021 A longtime fixture in the Spokane coaching community, former club coach Bryan Olson recently announced he is stepping down from his position as head coach of the Whitworth women’s program to pursue missionary opportunities in Nepal. A coach with the club since his graduation from Whitworth in 2009 under longtime former…

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Monday, December 13, 2021 If there is one individual that bridges the gap between the older generation of coaches and the new, it is Jesse Retan – arguably also one of the best players to hail from Cheney. Retan was among the many players that played in the club in its formative years as the…

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Wyoming is not necessarily a state that comes to mind when you think of soccer hotbeds, but playing in the heart of the Rockies forged a passion for the game for coach Brett Wanner. According to the coach, having a population less than a million in the state provided plenty of…

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