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Meet The FWFC Premier Coaches

Meet the Federal Way FC coaching staff. From the Director of Coaching to the Junior RCL programs, our coaches are some of the most experienced and innovative coaches in the state of Washington.  

Director of Coaching

Fawzi Belal
(206) 910-3182

Coaching Licenses and Education:
USSF A License, Bachelors of Sports Health with an emphasis in Coaching, American University

Coaching Experience:
Fawzi has spent 15 years coaching at premier youth soccer clubs, Seattle Sounders Academy and the Sounders U23 team. His soccer coaching skills were sharpened during his years working on the Seattle Sounders coaching staff. The Sounders experience helped him develop his philosophy of creating the correct environment to develop an intellectual understanding of the game through improvements in technical and tactical training. He is currently coaching the FWFC boys U10, U14 and U16 teams.

Playing Experience:
Fawzi is a local soccer product and graduate of Mt. Rainier High School. Fawzi played collegiately for Highline College where he was the Northwest Athletic Conference's 2001 Player of the Year. Upon graduating from Highline College, Fawzi transferred to the University of Mobile and led his team to a 2002 Men's NAIA National Championship before joining the Sounders USL team.

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Girls Technical Director

James Cecil
(253) 640-2866

"Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard"

Coaching Licenses and Education:
USSF B License

Coaching Experience:
James has over 18 years of experience coaching youth soccer, most of it right here in Federal Way. James' coaching accomplishments include a GU14 US Club National Championship, 8 quarterfinals, 3 semifinals, and 4 finals in the Washington State Cup. James has also spent time as the Director of FWFC Junior Academy and as an assistant coach at St. Martin's University.

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Boys Technical Director

Bingy Lara
(575) 642-7039

Coaching Licenses and Education:
USSF B License Coach, M.A. in Counseling from Morehead State, B.A. in Psychology from Univ. of Kentucky.

Coaching Experience:
Six years NCAA D1 Assistant Coach, two with men at University of Kentucky ('10-'11) and four with women at Morehead State University ('11-'14), coaching youth soccer in some capacity throughout in Kentucky Youth Soccer. My last two years spent as first assistant coach for Real Monarchs ('15-'16) of Real Salt Lake in the United Soccer League.

Playing Experience:
College: Univ. of Kentucky Men's Soccer (05-09)
Club: New Mexico Striker FC IV '87

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Junior RCL Director

David O'Neill
(253) 414-8372

Coaching Licenses:
USSF B License (2015)
United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma (2014)
UEFA B License (2013)

Coaching Experience:
Head Coach Bellevue College Men's Soccer (2015-2017)
Head Coach Eastside FC (2017)
Trainer-Mercer Island FC (2017)
Head Coach Seattle United (2012-2015)
Head Coach Highline Premier (2007-2012)

Playing Experience:
Seattle Wolves FC (2004-2008)
The University of Leeds, England (1999-2002)

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Sean Bui
(206) 755-3551

Coaching License and Education:
USSF National E license

Coaching Experience:
Sean has over 20 years of coaching within FWFC.

Coaching Achievements:
2017 Crossfire Select Cup B01, Xtreme Cup Finalist B01
2015 Xtreme Cup Finalist B01,
2015 Crossfire Select Cup Finalist B01

2014 FWFC & FWSA Recreational Coach of the year
2014 District 3 Champion B01, Blast Off Champion B01
2014 WYSA Recreational Cup Champion B01
2014 WYSA Recreation Cup Finalist G98

2013 District 3 Champion B01, Blast Off Champion B01
2013 WYSA Recreation Cup Finalist B01

2010 District 3 Champion G98
2009 District 3 Champion G92
2008 District 3 Champion G98, Blast Off Champion G92
2008 WYSA President's Cup Finalist G92

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Jeffrey Corrales
(206) 595-5662

Coaching License and Education:
USSF National F license, working to get E license

Coaching Experience:
4 years of Recreational coaching
1 year of Junior RCL coaching

Playing Experience:
Corrales has been playing since he was seven years old. He played Div 2 in the Costa Rican National League and many other clubs in Costa Rica. He has also played in many different men's leagues around the Puget Sound.

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Rob Fossett
(253) 209-8638

Coaching Licenses and Education:
USSF National C License.

Coaching Experience:
Rob has four years coaching experience with FWFC and 3 RCL Division Championships.

Playing Experience:
Rob has 40 years playing/coaching experience in Club, Select, Premier, High School, College, and Semi-Pro.

Coaching Achievements:
2015 Jr Academy Instructor
2016 Jr Academy Instructor
2017 Jr RCL Instructor
2017 WFA Tactics & Training Analysis: Raymond Verheijen
2017 Girls Competitive Coach of The Year

2106 G05 White - RCL Division Champions
2016 G06 Blue - Rainier Challenge Finalist
2016 G06 Blue - Crossfire Challenge Champions
2016 G06 Blue - Mount Hood Challenge Champions
2016 G06 Silver - Kent Cornucopia Champions
2017 G06 Blue - Quest Diag Starfire Spring Classic Champions
2017 G06 Blue - Bigfoot Finalist
2017 G06 Blue - Mount Hood Challenge Finalist
2017 G06 Blue - River Jam Challenge Champions
2017 G06 Blue - Las Vegas Cup Champions
2017 G06 Blue - WA State Champions Cup Semi-Finalist
2017 G08 - Rainier Valley Slammers Classic Finalist
2017 G08 - Kick in the Grass Champions
2017 G08 - Blastoff Finalist
2018 G08 - RCL Division Champions
2018 G08 - Presidents Cup Champions

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Mark Froes
(253) 973-0261

Coaching Licenses and Education:
USSF National D license, C license candidate.

Coaching Experience:
Mark has over 15 years of coaching experience within FWFC including MOD, Junior Academy, and Premier. In the 2016 WA. State Championship, Mark successfully coached the Girls 2005 Blue team to a state championship in Div 2 and the Girls 2005 Blue team to the finals in Div 1. He is currently coaching both boys and girls teams in the 2005 age group.

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Josh Hauck
(206) 802-8049

Coaching Education:
USSF National E License

Coaching Experience:
Josh has been coaching club soccer for many years, with seven at FWFC where he has been involved with the Jr Academy Programs. In more recent years, he has accepted the opportunity to coach at his Alma Mater - Thomas Jefferson High school, initially working with the Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity soccer teams. In addition, Josh also accepted the role to become the head coach for their Girls Soccer program. He looks forward to continuing the development of our athletes, and the overall success of soccer in the Federal Way area.

Playing Experience:
Thomas Jefferson High School SPSL League & 4A State Champions; Highline Community College.

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Christian Hernandez
(253) 241-9305

Coaching Licenses and Education:
USSF F License, USSF E License

Coaching Experience:
Started coaching for FWMSA in 2012. In those 5 years he has gained experience coaching teams from U6 MOD to U11 Select. He won a Recreational Cup in 2015 and the Blast Off Tournament in 2016. Assistant Coach for the Jr. Academy in 2014.

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Philip Lund
(206) 465-0097

Coaching Licenses and Education:
Finishing UEFA B1 License (December 2018)

Coaching Experience:
Seattle Sounders Summer Camp U5-U14
B36 Torshavn Youth Academy U12 - U14, Faroe Islands, 2015/2017

Throughout Philip's career but especially in Seattle Sounders he not only worked on his physical capabilities and his technical abilities on the field, but he has also worked hard on the mental side of being a professional soccer player. The mental aspect of a professional soccer life weighs just as much as the potential on the field. Philip is a firm believer that mental capacities will get you to the last step up the ladder. Therefore he will be working mentally with the players and take all the know-how from his coaches and mental coaches and apply this to his training of the youth. This will give the players an advantage in situations of pressure and will benefit young players in situations when they feel like they did not deliver the end product as well as expected. Philip also likes to put a lot of thought into strengthening the muscles around the core during practices to keep players away from injury.

Throughout his entire career, Philip has been trained by professionals and believes that the key to a better performance lies in the individual training and how it can be applied to a game situation. At every training, he will look at players' capabilities and potential and let them know what to work on to be professional soccer players.

Playing Experience:
At the age of 19, this Denmark native signed his first professional contract with his home country. After playing at the highest level in Denmark he came to the United States and signed with the Seattle Sounders MLS team and then with the Oklahoma Energy FC. Philip has been around the world and played in Malaysia, Norway and the Faroe Islands but is currently back in the United States playing for the Tacoma Stars Indoor team where he was just named to the MASL All-Rookie team.

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Steve Mohn
(253) 350-4076

Coaching Experience
2008-2013: Highline College Assistant Coach (63W-21L-16T)
2013-Present: Highline College Head Coach (36W-6L-7T)
2012-Present: Mt Rainier High School (48W-28L-9T)
2013-Present: FWFC (2000 Boys, 2003 Boys, and 2005 Boys)

Coaching Achievements
2008 Western Region Champions (Highline)
2014 NWAC Coach of the year (Highline)
2014 NWAC Champions (Highline)
2016 West Region coach of the year (Highline)
2014, 2015, and 2016 Western Region Champions (Highline)
2015 SPSL North Champions (Mt Rainier HS)
2013, 2015, 2016 State Tournament (Mt Rainier HS)
2013 RCL Division 5 Champions (FWFC 2005 Boys)
2014, 2015 Federal Way Blast Off Champions (FWFC 2000 Boys)
2015 Battle at the Boarder Champions (FWFC 2000 Boys)
2016 State Cup Semifinals (FWFC 2000 Boys)

Playing Experience
1997-2003: FWFC
1999-2003: Thomas Jefferson HS
2004-2006: Highline College
2006-2008: University of Washington
2009-2012: Kitsap Pumas SC
2012-2014: Seattle Sounders U-23
2010-Present: Tacoma Stars

Playing Achievements
1997 & 1999 State Champions (FWFC)
2004 NWAC Champions (Highline College)
2005 NWAC MVP (Highline College)
2006 & 2007 NCAA Tournament (University of Washington)
2009 & 2011 PDL Western Conference Champions (Kitsap Pumas)
2011 PDL National Champions (Kitsap Pumas)
2012 All Western Region Team (Kitsap Pumas)
2010 PASL National Champions (Tacoma Stars)

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Jenna Martinez
(253) 347-8680

Coaching Licenses and Education:
USSF National F license, USSF National E license.

Coaching Experience:
1st year coach.

Playing Experience:
Select: Reign, MRFC Santos (State Championship team), High School: Varsity- Decatur High School- team captain, College: Concordia University. Played one season with the Sounders Women.

  • 4-time Conference Champions
  • CCC Defensive Player of the year
  • 3-time All-League
  • 4 National Tournament appearances
  • 2 National Final appearances
  • 3-time All American
  • NSCAA All Tournament Team
  • 2-time Team Captain

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George Pfeiffer
(253) 831-0086

Coaching Licenses and Education:
USSF D License

Coaching Experience:
George has coached club soccer for 30 years and currently coaches the senior team in the Club. During his tenure his teams have competed at 3 Far West Regionals Championship Cups and have won three Washington State Cups. He has successfully reached the finals or semifinals on 12 different occasions playing in the RCL Championships. Two of his teams climbed the ranks and have successfully been promoted from RCL Division 3 to the First Division. George's resume includes four years Coaching Washington States Olympic Development teams and numerous summer soccer camps. He has taken two teams to England and compiled a 5-2-1 record against academy-level clubs.

As the Federal Way Soccer Association Director of Fields and Development he has been responsible for joint operation agreements and the development with the City of Federal Way for the construction of three Field Turf fields and their resurfacing. He has worked on the Federal Way Parks and Recreation Commission, assuring the proper maintenance of the Celebration Park Soccer complex as some of the premier grass fields in the state.

Coaching Achievements and Awards:
George has been Washington State Competitive Coach of the Year twice for District 3 and five times for FWFC!

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Chris Robson

Coaching Licenses and Education:
Licenses with English FA, US Soccer, and NSCAA

Coaching Experience:
Head JV and Assistant Varsity coach for Monticello High School Girls in Minnesota for 3 years, winning record each year includes best single-season record in the school's history. Appeared in two Minnesota State Cup Finals with the Monticello Soccer Club, U13 and U14 boys, in 2015 and 2016. Took the Ray-Pec Elite U14 Girls to the Missouri State Cup Competition. Ran soccer camps through the Monticello Soccer Club, 2014-2017 (goalkeeper, fitness and goal scorer camps).

--Nominated for 2016 Minnesota Youth Soccer Association coach of the year 2016.
--Coach in the community award winner from KARE 11 news in Minnesota in 2016

Playing Experience:
Played semi-professionally for Glastonbury Town in England.

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El Hadji Sow
(206) 856-2858

Coaching Licenses and Education:
European Union Football Association (UEFA) A License, United States Soccer Federation (USSF) A License, Washington State Youth Soccer License.

Coaching Experience:
Hadji has over 15 years of coaching experience-teaching, mentoring, and developing all levels of soccer players. He excels in communicating and teaching effective techniques hands-on. He has the innate ability to analyze and motivate players to their maximize performance and is relentless at film research and quick thinking to achieve successful results for all players and teams. He was for 10 years, a Director for the Kids1st Association, a Non-Profit organization and a coach for youth soccer programs in Seattle, Washington for 12 years.

Playing Experience:
Two-time winner of United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Men over 30 Tournament (2004, 2006); F.K VITORIA ZIZKOV, Czech 1st Division, Prague, Czech Rep (1997-1998); F.K CHOMUTOV, Czech 3rd Division, Chomutov, Czech Rep (1996-1997); FC VINCENNES, French DHR Division, Paris, France (1994-1996); ASC MEDIOUR Rufisque, Senegal (1992-1994); ASC MEDIOUR, Rufisque, Senegal (1990-1992).

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PJ Vargas
(253) 720-7182

Coaching Experience:
PJ was the head varsity coach at Bethel High School for 10 years and is currently an assistant coach at Tacoma CC for the past six years.

Playing Experience:
PJ played for the Norpoint Soccer Club as a youth player then played two years at Tacoma CC where he was named to the all-star team both years. He has played various levels of indoor and outdoor soccer, playing semi-pro indoors with the Tacoma Stars and semi-pro out door with the South Sound FC.

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