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Coaches

One of the primary differences between Emerald City FC and other soccer clubs is the emphasis we put on quality coaching. Learn more about our coaches below.

To help our players achieve their goals, knowledgeable and highly skilled coaching is required. Our coaches are paid, licensed professionals, supervised by our coaching director. In addition, many of our Emerald City FC coaches teach US Soccer and USC courses (United Soccer Coaches). It is this emphasis on continuing education that helps to distinguish our staff and develop our players.

Directors of Coaching

John Hamel

Coaching Director
Director of Coaching Diploma
USSF B License

David Smith

Technical Director
UEFA A License, USSF C License

Bobby Howe

Coaching Director Emeritus
USSF A License, English FA Full License

Team Coaches

Andrew Russell

Head Coach / Director of Operations
UEFA B License

CJ Hamel

Head Coach / Development Program Director
USSF E License

Alex Jessup

Head Coach / Director of Goalkeeping
USSF D License

Amanda Huppert

Head Coach / Fitness Director
USSF C License

Kerry Hamel

Head Coach
USSF E License

Nicky Hamel

Assistant Coach
USSF E License

Devon Kollmyer

Head Coach
USSF E License

Scott Smith

Head Coach
USSF B License
United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma
High School Coach Diploma
Youth Coach Diploma

Lucas Isler

Assistant Coach
USSF E License

Francois Delafosse

Head Coach
USSF A License

James Ritchie

Head Coach
EUFA B License
NSCAA Premier Diploma

Kevin McGibbon

Head Coach
USSF A License

Colin Schmetzer

Head Coach
USSF E License

Alex Payton

Head Coach
National Diploma
USSF E License

Specialist Coaches

Derrek Falor

Mental Performance Coach

Alex Jessup

Goalkeeping Coach

Amanda Huppert

Fitness Trainer

Natalie Robinson

Goalkeeper Program Assistant

In Memory

Todd Schilperoort

In Memory 

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