2017-2018 Northwest United FC Coaching Staff

Kristian Powell, Director of Coaching & Head Coach

Coaching Experience
- Director of Coaching, 2013 to Present

- USSF National "A" License
- NSCAA Premier Diploma, Director of Coaching Diploma
- British World Cup Camp Director
- Northwest United Premier Coach, 2008 to present
- Northwest United Technical Director, 2009-2012
- Liverpool John Moores University BSC; Science and Soccer Degree

- WA Youth Elite Player Development Head Coach, 2015 to present

- PSPL Surf PDP Academy Coach, 2013-2015

- UK International Soccer Coach and Assistant Regional Director, 2005-2006

- PSSA Trainer, 2006-2008






Playing Experience
- Norwich City Academy (England)

- Cambridge Utd Academy (England)

Wroxham FC Semi Pro (England)
- PSSA Rapids Semi-Pro Indoor/Outdoor (US)

- San Mateo FC (Spain)

- Santa Brigida Spanish 3rd Division (Spain)

- Liverpool John Moores University Mens 1st team (England)

Matt Brewer, Assistant Director of Coaching & Head Coach

Coaching Experience
- Assistant Director of Coaching, 2017 

- Director of Coaching, Boys U12-U14

- UEFA "B" Licence

- USSF "C" Licence
- U.K. Elite Soccer Assistant Regional Manager, WA region, 2012 to Present

- Elite Player Development Coach - Boys 2006
- NSCAA Director of Coaching, 2017
- NSCAA Advanced National Award, 2016
- Cascade FC Head Coach/Team Trainer/Asst. Director of Coaching, 2015-2017
- BSC Sports Coaching and Performance – University of South Wales, 2014
- University of South Wales Head/Assistant Coach, 2012-2014
- Swansea City FC Academy/Community Coach, 2013-2014
- FD Soccer Coaching and Performance – University of Glamorgan, 2013
- The FA Youth Module 1, 2013
- Cardiff City FC Academy Coach, 2012-2013
- FAW Goalkeeping Award, 2012
- FAW Introduction to Futsal, 2012
- UEFA C Licence, 2011
- Exeter City FC Community Coach, 2009-2011

Playing Experience
- University of South Wales
- Pontyclun FC (Wales)
- St Mawgan FC (England)
- Godolphin AFC (England)

Joana Houplin, Girl's Director of Coaching, Head Coach, & Micro Program Director

Coaching Experience
- Head Coach, 2014 to present
- USSF National "D" License
- Micro Program Director, 2016 to present
- College Prep Coordinator, 2016 to present
- Youth Soccer Coach, 7+ years
- Volunteer Assistant Coach for W. Washington University Women's Team
- MS in Kinesiology 
- CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) 

Playing Experience

- Western Washington University, 2008-2012
- Philippine Women's National Team, 2013-2015
- Seattle Reign Reserves, 2013-2015
- Issaquah Gunners WPSL, 2012-2015
- Women's Seattle Sounders, 2014

Marcos Vega, Boy's Junior Academy Director (U9-U11), Head Coach, & Elite Trainer

Coaching Experience
- Head Coach, 2010 to present
- USSF National "D" License
- Next Level Soccer Director
- NWU Elite Trainer, 2017 to present
- NWU Technical Trainer, 2015-2017
- WA Youth EPD Assistant Coach, January 2017 to present
- Burlington Edison High School JV Coach, 2013
- Assistant Coach at Rangers, 2008-2009

Playing Experience
- Canadian Vancouver Metro Soccer League, 2008-2011
- PSSA Rapids Semi-Pro, Indoor, 2010-2011
- Whatcom Community College, 2008-2009
- Burlington Edison High School Men's Varsity, 2003-2007
- Whatcom Rangers, 2006-2007
- Northwest Nationals, 2005-2006
- Skagit Storm, 2001-2005

Juan "JC" Ortiz, Head Coach & Technical Trainer

Coaching Experience
- Northwest United Head Coach, 2012 to present
- USSF National "E" License
- NWU Technical Trainer, 2017 to present
- NWU Junior Academy Trainer, 2013 - 2015
- LaConner Middle School Head Coach, 2013

Playing Experience
- Skagit Valley College, 2004
- Burlington-Edison High School Varsity, 2001 - 2004
- Skagit Storm, 1996 - 2001

John Wedge, Head Coach

Coaching Experience
- Head Coach, 2013 to present
- USSF "A" License, National Youth License, Premier Award of NSCAA
- Anacortes High School Girl's Head Coach, 2013-2015
- Technical Director for U12 and Under at Harbor Soccer Club, 2010-2013
- First Head Coach of Kitsap Pumas Professional Team, 2009
- Westsound F.C. Head Coach, 2008-2012
- Director of Bainbridge Island Soccer Academy, 2003-2009
- Director of Coaching for Shorelake Soccer Club, 1998-1999
- Co-Founder and Director of Coaching for Highline Heat, 1997
- Evergreen State College Men's Team Head Coach, 1996-1997
- Federal Way High School Coach, 1991-1996
- Head Coach for Tacoma Wings, National Amateur Men's Indoor League, 1985-1986
- Director of Coaching for WA State Soccer League, 1984-1985
- Northwest College's Coach of the Year, 1982
- Shoreline Community College Head Coach, 1980-1984
- Tilden High School, Brooklyn, NY Head Coach, 1979-1980

Conner Moe, Head Coach

Coaching Experience
- NWU Head Coach, 2015 to present
- USSF "D" License
- Western Washington University Men's Assistant Coach, 2015-2017
- Montana State University Men's Assistant Coach

Playing Experience
- Bellingham United Men's Indoor League, 2015 to Present
- WA Crossfire PDL
- Seattle Sporting NPSL
- Thunder Bay Chill PDL
- Montana State University Billings 
- Bellevue College Men's Team

Ben MacKay, Head Coach

Coaching Experience
- NWU Head Coach, 2010 to present
- US Soccer "C" License
- NSCAA Advanced National Diploma (Will complete NSCAA Premier Diploma in June 2017)
- Youth Soccer Coach since 2006
- BA (BYU) and MS (UW)

Playing Experience
- Youth Soccer since age 6
- Varsity High School Soccer in Chicago, 4 years
- Adult Intramural and Recreational 15+ years

Mindy Powell, Head Coach

Coaching Experience
- US Soccer "B" License

Playing Experience

Geoff Martin, Head Coach

Coaching Experience

Playing Experience

George Kissas, Head Coach

Coaching Experience
- NWU Head Coach, 1994 to present
- UEFA "C" International License

- Skagit Valley College Soccer Coach, Men's & Women's, 2008 to present

- Anacortes High School Boys Soccer Coach, 2008 to present

- Mount Vernon High School Boys Soccer Coach, 1992-1998

Playing Experience
AEK Athens and Portland Timbers, five years

Christian Warman, Goalkeeper Coach & Assistant Coach

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Playing Experience

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