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Meet Our  Premier Coaches

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach.


Chad Brown - Technical Director

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Coaching License:

  • USSF A

 College:

  • University of California Fresno, BA Sociology

 Playing Experience:

  • 1994 U18 National Pool
  •  1996-1997, 1999 Spokane Shadow PDL 2-time NW Division Champions
  • 1999 National PDL Runners up
  • 1994 Bellevue CC NWAACC Champions
  • 1996 Spokane CC NWAACC Champions
  • 1998-1999 Fresno State WAC Champions
  • 1999-2005 Seattle Sounders USL 04 Runners up, Champions '05

Coaching Experience:

Semi Professional -

  • 2014-2016 Head Coach Spokane Shadow EPLWA League Champions 2014-2015

Collegiate -

  • 1999 Fresno State Graduate Assistant
  •  2001-2003 Bellevue CC Assistant Coach (NWAACC back to back Champions)
  • 2006-2009 University of Nevada Las Vegas Assistant Coach
  • 2010-2013 West Virginia University Assistant Coach
  • 2014 Present Associate Head Coach Men's Soccer Spokane Falls CC

ODP -

  • 2006-2010 Nevada State Coach/Regional Team Staff Coach
  •  2010 Region IV Regional Team Assistant Coach
  • 2011-2013 West Virginia State Coach
  • 2015 WYSA Regional Team Staff Coach
  • 2016 U14 United States National Team Assistant Coach Domestic Camp LA 

Club -

  • 1999-2006 Crossfire Premier Coach
  •  2006-2010 LVSA
  • 2014–2016 Spokane Shadow Coach
  • 2017-Present Washington East Soccer Club Coach
  • 2018-Present Washington East Soccer Club-Technical Director

Camp/Clinic:

  • 2004-Present First Touch Training Owner/Director


Andrew Huffman - Head Coach

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Coaching License: 

  • Grassroots (equivalent to the E license and currently pursuing D license.)

Coaching experience:

  • 3 years coaching goal keepers and teams.
Playing experience:

  • Currently playing goalkeeper at Spokane Falls Community College


Brock Ogami - Head Coach

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Coaching Licenses: 

  • USSF C
  • NSCAA Premier

College:

  • Northwest Nazarene University  - BA: Sports Management
  • Idaho State University - MA: Athletic Administration 

Playing Experience:

  • Walla Walla Community College - 2007 NWAC East Region All-Star Selection
  • Northwest Nazarene University - 2009 GNAC 2nd Team All Conference
  • Boise Nationals SC - 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007 Idaho State Cup Champion 

Coaching Experience: 

  • Community Colleges of Spokane Woman's Assistant Coach -  2014-Present 
  • Boise Nationals SC: 2009-2013
  • Spokane Shadow SC: 2014-2018


Chris Lucas - Head Coach

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Coaching License:

  • US Grass Roots
  • USSF National D License -Working on achieving

College:

  • Community Colleges of Spokane 

Playing Experience:

Club -

  • 2014 US Youth Soccer National Cup
  • 2013 US Club Soccer National Cup 
  • 2012 US Club Soccer National Cup 
  • 2011 US Club Soccer National Cup 

West Valley HS -

  • 2015 GNL 1st team
  • 2014 GNL 1st team   
  • 2013 GNL 2nd team 

College Experience - 

  • Community Colleges of Spokane (2016 -2018)  - 2016-17 NWAC Runner-up

Coaching Experience:

  • Washington East SC 2014-Present
  • CCS Assistant Coach 2019-Present 


Gabe Escobar - Head Coach

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Jason Sandobal - Head Coach

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Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF National D License 
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • NSCAA Futsal Diploma I

College:

  • Mt. San Antonio College

Coaching Experience:

  • Washington East SC 2013 - Present

Jason has coached at Washington East since 2013. He previously coached at the club and high school level in Seattle and on the east coast.  He has also served as an academy trainer and player evaluator for state and regional programs. Jason grew up playing club soccer for the Nomads SC and Celtic FC in Southern California, participated in Region 32 ODP from 82-84 and played at Mt. San Antonio College.   


Micah Prim - Head Coach

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Coaching License:

  • USSF National D License

College:

  • Eastern Washington - BA: Journalism

Playing Experience:

  • Eastern WA ODP team
  •  ODP Regional Pool
  • 4 year varsity HS - won GLS Senior year
  • 3rd in State - 1993
  • CCS 

Coaching Experience:

  • 2012 - Present


Josh Kaiel - Head Coach

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Coaching License:

  • USSF National D
  • NFHS National Coach Certification

College:

  • Gonzaga University - (BA) 93-97
  • Concordia University - (MA) 99-00

Playing Experience:

  • Gonzaga University Men’s Soccer Team
  • Oregon Olympic Development Team
  • FC Portland SC

Coaching Experience:

WESC -

  • G03 Team - 3 League Championships,
  • WSPL State League Champs, Washington Cup
  • Champions and Finalist finishes 
  • G08 Team- 4 League Championships,
  • 7 tournament championships, 2018 Washington Cup
  • Gold Division Championship 2nd place,
  • WNPL League Finalist,
  • Got Soccer WA #2 Team Ranking in State

Washington Youth Soccer

  • EPD Coach
  • Clinical Coach Lakeland Soccer Club, Idaho - 2008-2012 
  • Southside Soccer Club, Oregon- Boys U16 and U18 teams
  • Multiple State Final 4 appearances
  • OYSA State Championship
  • Southside Soccer Academy Director

Josh has over 25 years coaching boys and girls youth soccer in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho training players, coaches, and teams. Josh has a passion for bringing out the best in his players and teams.


Paul Johnson - Head Coach

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Coaching License:

  • USSF National B

College:

  • Whitworth University, BA-Business Management

Playing Experience:

High School -

  • GSL League MVP
  • 1st Team All-GSL Selection
  • 1st Scoring/Assists
  • NSCAA Umbro All-Far West Selection
Club -

  • ODP

College -

  • CCS-NWAAC Champions
  • CCS-NWAAC All-Star Selection
  • Whitworth-NWC Champions
  • Whitworth-National Quarterfinalist
  • Whitworth-Team Captain
  • Spokane Shadow Senior Team (PDL)
  • PDL Champions
  • All-League Western Conference Selection

Coaching Experience:

  • Whitworth College Men’s Soccer Assistant 2002
  • Spokane Shadow/Sounders 2003-2017
  • Washington East Soccer Club 2017-Present


Rik Robles - Head Coach

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Coaching License: 

  • NSCAA National license 2/2014  
  • NSCAA Advanced National License 2/2016.  
  • NSCAA special topics (styles of play) diploma. 
  • NSCAA level 5 licenseUSSF “E” license

Playing Experience:

  •  Central Valley HS.

Coaching Experience:

  • 2005 to 2010: Coached rec at Valley Youth Soccer and Spokane Valley Junior Soccer Association.
  • 2010 to 2013: Coached select and premier with Spokane United
  • 2013 to 2014: Coached premier with Spokane Foxes FC
  • 2014 to present: Head Coach and Assistant coach with girls premier teams with Washington East SC
  • 2016 to present: Head Coach at Eastern Washington University with the women’s club soccer team

Specialty Coaching -

  • 2018 to present: Coaching with PASS Academy
  • 2014-2016 Coached, trained and evaluated with PSPL Academy 

I have assisted in technical and tactical training with several teams. I have coached my current teams into several 1st and 2nd place finishes in the Washington State Premier League, have had several Washington Cup Championships, and I have also coached a team into a Regional title and finished 4th at Nationals. My mission is to provide leadership for my team and guide them in their journey of becoming great students, athletes, teammates, and people on and off the field.


Khalil Beznaiguia - Head Coach

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Coaching License:

  • National D 

Playing Experience:

  • River City Steelers
  • North County Kickers(Seattle)
  • Spokane Breakers
  • Varsity Soccer all Four years in High School (Mariner HS/Ferris HS)
  • Played in Europe on High School summer team  

Coaching Experience:

  • Over 16 years coaching experience
  • Coached both Girls and Boys
  • Washington East SC - currently


Shaun Flanigan - Head Coach

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College:

  • Gonzaga University

Playing Experience:

Club - 

  • Spokane Sabers
  • Eastern Washington ODP
High School -

  • Mead High School - All City Team and 1993 MVP
College - 

  • Gonzaga University

Coaching Experience:

  • 25 years of coaching experience
  • Washington East SC 2011 - Present


Troy Heuett - Head Coach

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Coaching License:

  • USF Level 5
  • USF 9v9,
  • USF 11v11 Diplomas

College:

  • Whitworth University, B.A. Sports Medicine, Physical Education & Biology Endorsement, Teaching Certificate
  • Lesley University, M.A. Technology in Education
  • Whitworth University, M.A. Public School Administration

Playing Experience:

  • Played Club Soccer for Scotties/Shadle Park High School Varsity Team through Senior year
  • College Baseball at Pacific Lutheran University & Whitworth University

Coaching Experience:

  • Washington East SC 2019 to Present
  • Storm FC 2013 - 2019
  • Head Coach High School Legion Baseball (State Tournament Appearance) - 4 yrs
  • High School Baseball Coach (State Final Four Appearance) - 11yrs

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1717 W Garland Ave Ste B 
Spokane, Washington 99205
Phone : 509-474-0057
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