Coach Bobby Howe

Director of Coaching 

Coach Bobby Howe

Phone: (503) 260-0076




  • USSF “A” License
  • English F.A. Full License Award

Coaching Experience: 

England – Professional:

  • AFC Bournemouth – Assistant Coach – 2 years;
  • Plymouth Argyle – Youth Team Coach – 2 years;

U.S.A. – Professional:

  • Seattle Sounders – Assistant Coach – 7 years;
  • Portland Timbers – Head Coach – 5 years;
  • USSF – National Teams: U-17 – Assistant Coach – 3 years;
  • U-20 – Head Coach – 4 years

Playing Experience:

England – Professional:

  • West Ham United – 10 years;
  • AFC Bournemouth – 2 years


Coaching Philosophy

Soccer is a player’s game. Players must be considered first when all political, administrative and coaching decisions are made.

Coaching Books

Coaching the Player - by Bobby Howe

Coaching 9, 10 and 11 Year Olds - by Bob Dunn, Bobby Howe and Tony Waiters

Coaching 6, 7, and 8 Year Olds - by Bobby Howe and Tony Waiters

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11/1/2012 Bobby Howe reflects on his time at St Kitts and Nevis

5/17/2012 Bobby Howe in the news

6/10/2014    ECFC DOC, Bobby Howe, talks with the Seattle Times

Video of a goal scored by Bobby Howe while playing for West Ham Utd

Emerald City FC exists to develop each of our players to his or her fullest potential, competing at the highest possible level while demonstrating exemplary teamwork, sportsmanship, and a passion for the game.