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Coach Francois Delafosse


Phone: 425-444-1813




  • National Youth Soccer License: Tukwila, WA, November 2010
  • A License Audit: Bowling Green University, OH, June 2007
  • A License: Sonoma State University, CA, June 2002
  • B License: Sonoma State University, CA, June 2001
  • C License: Redmond, WA, May 2000
  • D National License: May 1999
  • D State License: June 1998

Coaching Experience: 

  • Coaching at Emerald City FC since 2015
  • Seattle United Seattle 2011-2014 Head Coach
  • Trainer for club training sessions and Northshore Soccer Academy 2006 - 2011
  • Eastside FC, Bellevue, WA 1997 - 2000 Head Coach
  • Ingraham High School, Seattle, WA 1995 - 1997
  • Head Coach Gisors, France 1990 - 1993 Head Coach (Boys U9 – U11)



Coaching Philosophy

I have a multitude of skills and experiences that come from over thirty years of deep involvement in soccer. From playing on a semi-pro team in France, to coaching select teams, to continuous education, I provide a level of coaching that will push players to attain a high level of excellence. As a good coach, the strengths I bring to a team are:

• Quick diagnosis of player and team strengths and weaknesses 
• Providing a deep understanding of all aspects of soccer 
• My enthusiasm and passion for the game
• Being a skilled player with 25 years of playing experience 
• Setting high expectations so that my players can reach their potential

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.