Coaches Bio

    2021/2022 Teams:     F09 White     M08 Green (AC) 

    2021/2022 Teams:     F09 White     M08 Green (AC) 

    2021/2022 Teams:     F09 White     M08 Green (AC) 

Alex Payton

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take”—Wayne Gretzky, — Michael Scott

ECFC Role: Head Coach / Assistant Coach

Licenses and Diplomas:

  • USSF “Grassroots” License

Coaching Background: 4 years of experience

  • Emerald City FC since 2019
  • Seattle Prep Boys Program Coach since 2021
  • Little Kickers FC London

Playing Experience 

  • WSU Men’s Club
  • North Greenford United FC
  • Rayners Lane FC
  • Tacoma Narrows

Coaching Philosophy:

I believe that sport is an important part to a child’s development and growth. My goal as a coach is for every child I coach to enjoy coming to practices and games and to learn and grow in not just their soccer abilities, but life skills as well.

Favorite teams:

  • Far and wide: Chelsea FC
  • Hometown teams: Seattle Sounders