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!