U15-U18 High School Coaches for 2014-15

Copa is the first team; Samba is the second team in each age group.

Boys Team Name Head Coach Assistant Coach
U15 B99 Copa Chris Thurley Ben Durano
U15 B99 Samba Jake McGuire
U16 B98 Copa Jimmy Velasco
U16 B98 Samba tba
U17 B97 Copa Jimmy Velasco
U18 B96 Copa John Bain
U18 B96 Samba tba
Girls Team Name Head Coach
U15 G99 Copa Cory Hand
U15 G99 Samba Bobby Lucero
Jen Overstreet
Monica Deckert
U16 G98 Copa Cory Hand
U16 G98 Samba Stuart Hoeim
U17 G97 Copa Ben Durano
U17 G97 Samba Jeff Carroll
U18 G96 Copa Danny Barlow
U18 G96 Samba tba
 
Coach Bios

John Bain played professional soccer for 22 years. He coached professionally for five years. John has coached youth soccer since the early 90's. His high school coaching highlights include two Washington State Championships at Mountain View High School in 1991 and 1992. John's youth coaching achievements include 19 state championships with six different teams. He coached the WT Galacticos winning the US Club Soccer National Championship. John is currently the Director of Soccer Operations for Westside Timbers. He is also an ambassador for the Portland Timbers and was recently inducted into the Ring of Fame with the Portland Timbers.

Danny Barlow holds an F.A. Preliminary Coaching Badge, England's equivalent of a USSF "B" coaching license. Danny was captain of both his high school and college teams and played semi-professionally in England for three years. Danny was Head Coach at the Academy of our Lady of Peace in San Diego and varsity girls coach at Canby High School.

Cory Hand has been a staff coach with Westside Timbers for six years and has eleven years coaching experience at the Club level. He holds a USSF "C" License. Currently he is the head women's soccer coach at George Fox University. Previously, he was the coach of Horizon Christian High School's Girls Varsity team, where he created the program and within four years they became league champions with a 1A school against 3A schools. Cory created and founded his own Keeper Academy that produced several collegiate and internationally recognized keepers. He played for Whitworth College (Division 3), was an ODP player and attended Regional Camp. He is the creator of Trinity Soccer Camps and still runs both of these programs. He is also a personal trainer at Trinity Training and specializes in athletic development in elite athletes. Past accomplishments include a State Championship and Regional Championship. Cory spends much of his time coaching and working with Play 4 Hope, a Non-Profit focused on using soccer to reach the lives of street kids in Rwanda, Africa.

Stuart Hoiem has coached competitive and development soccer at Aloha United and Hillsboro Soccer Clubs since 2001. His U11 Boys team won the Presidents Cup in 2005 and his U17 boys' team was an OPL quarterfinalist in 2012. He has coached high school soccer at Glencoe (head JV and varsity assistant), La Salle (varsity assistant, state finalist 2005) and Hillsboro (head jv and varsity assistant - state champions 2006.) Coach Hoiem holds USSF "D" and NSCAA National license.

Chris Thurley has been with Westside Timbers since 1996, with a two year hiatus 2002-03. His credentials and experience include: USSF 'A' and 'Y' (Youth) Licenses & NSCAA Advanced National Diploma; La Salle high school - Girl's Head Coach (1995 - 1996) and Boy's Head Coach (1997-2005), High School State Champions (1998, 1999, 2004, 2011, 2013); The Oregonian State Coach of the Year (five times); Oregon Athletic Coaches Association State Coach of the Year (seven times); Tri Valley Coach of the Year (seven times); Metro League Coach of the Year (twice). Chris has been the coach of ten OSYA and OPL State Championship teams since 1994. He was a former Oregon ODP Staff Coach. Chris' playing experience includes: Bishop's Stortford Swifts (1983-1991) and Essex Olympian League (semi-pro league). He is currently Department Chair for PE/Health Department at Jesuit High School.

Jimmy Velasco has been a Westside Timbers coach for the last two years. He holds a National "A" coaching license. He recently moved from Anchorage, Alaska where he was the founder and Director of Coaching for Full Force Soccer Club. Jimmy is a Region IV ODP Staff Member and is fluent in Spanish.