Coaches

Louie Jones

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Since first kicking a ball, Louie has had a passion for soccer beyond purely playing the game. This led to him exploring coaching options at a young age and becoming a fully qualified British soccer coach with more than twelve years experience. He has coached all ages and abilities in both the UK and 17 different states in the USA. His love of the game was cemented while playing academy football in the south of England, and represented his school and district. He cut his coaching teeth running summer camps in Brighton, England. His path took him to the USA, following his of passing on his love of the beautiful game to children and young people. He works with youth level, semi-pro and professional athletes. After five years traveling playing and coaching soccer all across the US he returned home after being offered a place onto the Master's degree program at  The Johan Cruyff Institute, he attended The University of East London to complete his studies and further his coaching qualifications in 2015 whilst playing in the London District League between injuries and coaching at the University, local clubs and at Premier League clubs foundation systems across london. He has been at Crossfire Oregon and Lake Oswego Soccer Club since 2016 and had spent the past two seasons with Lakeridge High School. His current client list here in Portland consists of more than 100 players some of whom have been involved with the national team circuit and many players who have gone on to attain college scholarships all across the US . For Louie, this is a career and passion, not just a job. Louie's coaching speaks for itself he judges his seasons not on wins and losses but on how many players he has helped step up to play at the next level.

Qualifications:

Masters degree in Sports Management and Coaching from the University of East London.

UEFA & US coaching licenses.

BTEC Sports Science

Qualified Personal Trainer

Roles:

Academy Program Director: Challenger Sports, Los Angeles

Head Coach: Lake Oswego Soccer Club 2016 -Present.

Lake Oswego SC Juniors Associate Director  2019-Present.

Head Coach: Oregon Premier Football club formerly Crossfire Oregon 2016-19.

Head Coach: Crossfire United ECNL Program. 2019-Present.

Assistant Varsity Women's Coach:  Lakeridge High School. 2016-Present

Charlie Gardiner

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    Charlie grew up in England where he was submerged in the world of soccer from the age of 4. He grew up playing for Folkestone Invicta’s extremely successful youth teams from age 6-18. Charlie first stepped into senior soccer at the age of 17 when he earned a move to Dover Athletic where he spent eighteen months helping them to gain promotion into the Conference South. He then returned to Folkestone Invicta to spend four years with their senior team. 

Charlie’s passion for coaching and player development started when he first coached a youth team within his local area and spent a summer coaching for a Premier League club in the community program. Charlie moved to the US in the spring of 2014 where he had the chance to travel the West Coast whilst coaching camps mainly in Oregon and Washington. Whilst coaching in the PNW, Charlie begun a degree in Soccer Coaching and Player Development which he has now completed. In 2018, he moved to Portland permanently where he started coaching with Lake Oswego Soccer Club. He also spent a year as the Head Coach of the Portland State University’s men’s club team, where the team grew from ninth to second in the state. 

Charlie’s main goal is to develop and challenge the players’ technical ability. He will not only focus on this aspect of the sport, but will also look to develop the player’s mentality as well. He has recently spent two weeks in Cardiff, Wales where he completed his UEFA B license. 

Qualifications: 

English FA Level 1, 2 & 3 UEFA B 

Bachelor’s Degree in Soccer Coaching and Player Development 

Roles: 

Head Coach: Folkestone Invicta Youth 

Camp Director and Coach: UK International Soccer 

Head Coach: Portland State University Men’s Club 

Head Coach: Lake Oswego Soccer Club  

Head Coach: Oregon Premier FC 

David Mak

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David Mack has been coaching with Lake Oswego SC Program since 2015. After graduating HS from Central  Catholic David played collegiately for Yavapai CC. After returning from college his main focus has been to give back all the knowledge of the game he has learned over the years of playing for exceptional coaches from across the globe.


'Dave' coaches many age groups including leading the junior program at LOSC since 2017, he has also  been instrumental in the success of running the indoor center and youth programs while coaching at Tualatin Indoor Soccer. He's been an Head coach there for over 7 years working with players at all different ages and ability levels. Throughout those years David has been a household name in the SoccerKid programs and continues to be the face of  many programs and leagues.  


At Highschool David made All League for his freshman, sophomore and junior year, before joining the Portland Timbers in the very first year of the Timbers Academy . At college in Yavapai as a freshman he made two All American Teams, and at Nationals he made the All Star Tournament Team. His experience at the collegiate level and his ability to form bonds with players on an individual level is what makes him so  instrumental in the success of the technical training programs. He helps deliver game-like and effective practice that allows players to reach their full potential, and build confidence in their ability.


Roles:

Head Coach at Tualatin Indoor soccer: 2010-Present.

Lake Oswego Soccer Club:  2015-Present.

Sherwood High School Head of JV:  2017-Present.

Oregon Premier Football Club formerly Crossfire Oregon:  2018-Present

Lucas DePinna

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Lucas DePinna has been involved in the portland soccer scene since birth. He was a three sport HS athlete and played Soccer at Whittier in California. He has coached at Lake Oswego Sc, Crossfire Oregon, and  now coaches at his boyhood club FC Portland.


Sergio SanJose

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From Madrid in Spain. With a Left foot out of this world, for him and his family football is a way of life, Sergio's father played more than 180 games for Real Madrid and 13 for Spain. Winning 4 LaLiga Titles, 3 Copa Del Reys, and 2 UEFA Cups. 

For Sergio his Love and passion within the game is what make him a such an effective coach, his ability to make an impression on players and help them reach their full potential is what makes him invaluable to Portland 1 to 1. He coaches at Crossfire or whats now called Oregon Premier FC and at Lake Oswego High School. Sergio also works with goal keepers and outfield players but specialises in his ability to adapt to each players needs.

Sergio father of two boys Nico and Henry, has a Degree in ... from .... and is Married to Mrs SanJose the Spanish teacher at Lake Oswego JrHigh. 


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