Coaches

Chuck Sekyra : Director of Coaching
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Newport Youth Soccer is proud to announce the appointment of Chuck Sekyra as our new Director of Coaching. Chuck comes to us from Seattle Pacific University, where he excelled as both a player and coach.
 
As a player at SPU, Chuck anchored the defensive line of two NCAA national championship teams. After earning his degree in Education, Chuck taught and coached at Blanchet and Lakeside High Schools, then spent three years as assistant coach for the University of Washington Women’s soccer team. In 2002 he was appointed head coach of Seattle Pacific University’s Women’s team. During a 12 year stint at SPU, his teams won the NCAA national championship in 2008, appeared in three Final Fours, and won the GNAC Conference nine times. Additionally, he was named NSCAA National Coach of the Year, West Regional Coach of the Year twice, and GNAC Coach of the Year 6 times. His teams had an overall record of 209-34-20. He is simply one of the finest coaches in the northwest and nationally recognized for his outstanding abilities.
 
Chuck and his family resided in Newcastle until recently, and their daughter Taylor played several years in our club. As Taylor begins her college career at the UW next year, Chuck decided to take some time off from the demands of coaching at the collegiate level to watch her play. When offered the opportunity to stay involved at the grass roots level and mentor the coaches in our club, it was a great fit and he accepted.
 
As we discussed with Chuck his role at Newport Soccer, what became clear is the passion he has for the game of soccer and his love of teaching. The players and coaches in Newport Soccer are incredibly fortunate to have him as our Director of Coaching. Please join us in welcoming Coach Sekyra to our club!

Chuck Sekyra resume
 

Mark Calleja : Select Team Head Coach
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Mark is from Sydney, Australia. He played all his youth soccer in Australia with some professional playing experience in Europe. He spent several months in South America and Europe developing and fine tuning his coaching abilities before settling down in Redmond, WA.
 
Before joining Newport FC Mark held coaching roles as Overlake HS Varsity Boys Assistant Coach, Mountlake Terrace Varsity Boys Head Coach, Liverpool Select (Australia) BU93 Head Coach.
 
Mark is the founder of Campioni International Soccer Academy which provides private, small group and team training sessions as well as coach education training.

Willy Cardenas : Select Team Head Coach
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Matt Carr : Select Team Head Coach
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Matt is a product of our youth program, growing up and playing here in Newport Hills. In high school Matt played for Eastside FC and Newport High School, playing in local and international tournaments, and furthering his soccer education overseas in Barcelona and Paris. While attending the University of Washington, Matt played for the school’s club team.

Last year Matt coached our BU13 team. They had a very successful year in the NPSL and look forward to building on that foundation. He will be assisted by his longtime friend Cameron Andrews. Both coaches hold USSF E and F licenses, and Matt will acquire his D license this summer.

 

Johann Contaste : Select Team Head Coach
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Johann returns to Newport Soccer as one of our most popular coaches. Loved by players and parents, he brings a contagious enthusiasm and a great ability to impart his knowledge of the game. Trinidadian by birth, he grew up on the east coast, attending the Suffield Academy and Tusculum College, starring for both schools. He then played professionally in Trinidad for 1st FC Santa Rosa. Named after the Dutch legend Johann Cruyff, he earned his coaching certification from the KNVB, Hollands governing soccer body. Johann had coached previously for 1st FC Santa Rosa and Crossfire FC, and currently splits his time between coaching for Newport FC and volunteering, spending time with foster kids at the Sibling House Foundation in Kirkland. Johann Contaste resume

Whitney Hilde : Select Team Head Coach
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Whitney has been playing soccer since the age of five.  She grew up in Renton, WA playing with Greater Renton FC, the Premier club that became PAC NW. Whitney played collegiate D1 Soccer at Portland State University where she began her coaching profession. She started coaching for THUSC United for an academy U-8 girls and boys program. As she graduated from Portland State University with an undergrad Bachelors degree she soon began coaching for the Sounders Youth camps with boys and girls ranging in age from 6-15. With that coaching job it opened up an opportunity to now coach for Newport FC having a U11 and U12 girls team. High School: Lindbergh High school Varsity Soccer for 4 years -Most Valuable Player of Seymont League Club: Greater Renton FC College: Portland State University D1 Women’s Soccer for 4 years -Big Sky Champions 2013 -Team Captain 2015 Coaching: Thusc United: In Oregon I had U-8 girls team Sounders Youth Camp Coach: Summer 2016 ages 6-13

Radcliffe McDougald : Select Team Head Coach
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Radcliffe grew up and played soccer locally on Mercer Island, and for several premier clubs in the area. After a standout college career at Concordia University, he returned home and has been coaching for local clubs as well as Mercer Island High School. He brings enthusiasm and a strong understanding of the game, and a knack for teaching the technical aspect that is so important for youth development and enjoyment of the game.

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Cristian Pintone : Select Team Head Coach
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Cristian is a local product with Chilean roots. He made his mark playing locally for Juanita High School, Alliance FC and Eastside FC. He returned to Chile to further his football education, playing professionally for Santiago Wanderes de Valparaiso. In 2005 he returned to Seattle and continued his career in the PDL, NPSL , and USL2.
Coaching has always been a dream of Cristian’s, and he began when he was just 15. A member of the IAS Academy coaching staff, he has also coached with MIFC. He loves to challenge himself with new ways to pass on his love of the game and the opportunity to develop players and help them see the opportunities soccer can bring to their lives.

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