A former Sounder, PLU, and SPU player, Todd Schilperoort lived and breathed the sport of soccer. Todd dedicated his life to the beautiful game and was an individual who made an impact through soccer all over the world. From the State of Washington, to Ohio, to Alabama, to Saudi Arabia, he influenced and mentored people at the youth, collegiate, and the adult level. To speak to the level of his influence on Emerald City, Todd was John Hamel’s coach while he was playing for a state youth team. Todd started working at Emerald City in 2013 having coached all ages, and never having a team that didn’t improve ten-fold. His teams won league championships, State Cups, and summer tournaments on a regular basis.
Todd was diagnosed with ALS in December of 2021 and passed away in Sept of 2022. Even with his condition quickly progressing, he never budged his professionalism and enthusiasm for coaching. He never felt sorry himself and was always smiling. His coaching style, his knowledge, and the respect he received from his players was a sight to behold.
Todd was a thoughtful, kind, energetic individual who is truly missed. His legacy will always live on at Emerald City FC.