May 5

Darrel Marcelle, our new Director of Coaching

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the hiring of Darrel Marcelle as our dynamic new Director of Coaching. Darrel comes to us with over 15 years of high level coaching experience, a USSF-”A” License as well as an Italian Football Federation license.

Darrel is an extremely talented coach who is thoroughly committed to player development, and we are lucky to have him.

A former member of the Trinidad and Tobago national team, NCAA Division I player and also formerly an MLS player, Darrel was most recently an Assistant Director of Coaching for Issaquah Soccer Club.

He also coached at Empoli FC in the Italian Serie A League and was a Region One Olympic Development Program (ODP) coach for four years.

We are very excited to have Darrel on board and look forward to a new level of professional coaching and player development at Newport Youth Soccer Club.

The entire Board would also like to thank our current Director of Coaching, Jan Smisek, for her many years of service to the club. Jan will still be involved in the club, however she we was unable to take on a full-time position, and we wanted a full-time Director of Coaching.

Newport Youth Soccer Club will be having an Info Night on April 24th at 6:30pm at Tyee Middle School. In addition to meeting Darrel, you will have an opportunity to hear about several exciting changes at Newport Youth Soccer Club. We will be announcing our new “Newport Development Program”. This program will be primarily tailored to the U8, U9 and U10 player. The program will be run by Darrel and several other professional coaches. Directly after, at 7:30, we will continue with Select Info Night.

Over the next few weeks, Darrel will be working with the board and current coaches to learn our organization and begin planning for the upcoming season.

Darrel encourages you to contact him directly with your comments and questions. He can be reached at sytesoccer@aol.com or 425-677-4997.