Louie grew up around the Pacific Rim living in Guam, the Philippines, Japan, Canada, Southern California, and Washington State. He graduated from Oak Harbor High School on Whidbey Island. He continued his academics at the University of Washington in Seattle and then spent the first couple of years after college living in Germany before returning to reside permanently in the Puget Sound area.
Louie was first introduced to soccer at the late age of 9 as part of a DoD Rec program in Japan. His love for the game was solidified after seeing Diego Maradona win the 1986 World Cup with Argentina. He continued to play soccer through high school and then with the intramural program at the UW.
Louie initially started coaching soccer out of necessity when his oldest child’s U7 rec team couldn’t find a coach. That led to coaching at the club level which he continues to do today as a volunteer assistant.
Louie joined the NWU Board of Directors in March 2022. He hopes to continue to grow access, awareness and passion for the game in the community and appreciates the life lessons that players can get from team sports while they develop their skill and love for soccer.
Louie is married with two sons, a daughter, and two dogs. The whole family shares a love for soccer. His two sons have continued to play soccer at the collegiate level. His daughter is still in high school and has been part of NWU since U9. The two dogs can chew up a soccer ball pretty well and quickly.
He is still a fan of Argentina and the USA National teams and enjoys watching the Seattle Sounders and any match from one of Europe’s top leagues.
Outside of soccer Louie and his family enjoy international travel, boating, and snow sports and are geared up to enjoy most of the outdoor activities that can be done in the Northwest.