Southside Soccer Club / Tigard Youth Soccer

2019 - 2020 Coaching Staff

MEET OUR GREAT COACHES...

 

Duccio Tagliaferri - Director of Coaching
Duccio Tagliaferri was born in Naples, Italy and when he was 12 years old his family moved to Florence, Italy. He had excelled in soccer all his life and thus, he was picked up by IC Incisa, a semi-professional team just outside of Florence, at the age of 14. He was forced to step away from the game only a couple of years later because of a serious knee injury. He moved to the US in 2010 with his wife, who is a native Oregonian, and his oldest daughter. He has coached every level from kinder rec to high school soccer. Duccio has coached for the Portland Thorns Regional Training Center, the Portland Timbers ODP and he is the Tigard High School Girls Varsity head coach. Duccio is a USSF and NFHS High School licensed coach. He also holds the United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma. Some of his coaching successes include State Cup final at the 2003 Girls level, League Champions at the 2004 Girls level, Beaverton Cup Champions and Bend Cup Champions. Most recently he coached teams to championships in the SC del Sol President's Day Tournament in Arizona and the Copita Cup in California. 


 

Nikia Evans - Assistant Director of Coaching
Having recently returned from a year of professional soccer in Germany, Nikia joins Southside Soccer Club as Assistant Director of Coaching. With experience most recently coaching with Salem Timbers/Thorns RTC and Oregon ODP, in Germany for her club’s youth side, as well as intermittently at THUSC throughout her collegiate years, Nikia brings deep knowledge of the game as well as a natural teaching ability to the club. Nikia played Division 1 Women’s Soccer while attending Portland State University for premedical studies, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She is also currently employed at Vibrance Physical Therapy and Wellness where she continues to learn about the rehabilitation and injury prevention process. During this time Nikia is working on finishing accreditation with the National Strength and Conditioning Association to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.


 

JJ Villanueva - PDA Director
JJ Villanueva has over 16 years of coaching experience with boys and girls from development to High School level teams. He holds a USSF National “D” license and NFHS High School license. JJ was part of the Westside Timbers coaching staff at the Beaverton and Tualatin location, and was the Tualatin High School Men’s JV head coach and Varsity assistant for three years. He’s currently the Southridge High School Boys Varsity head coach. JJ has lived in Tualatin the last 16 years and married is with two boys who both play soccer, too. JJ graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain Management.


 

Zachary York - Head Goalkeeper Coach
Zac York recently moved to Oregon from Texas where he finished his Bachelor degree in Political Science. While in Texas he worked within an NPSL academy where he coached ages U5 - U12, was an assistant for U14, U16, the adult team and Zac was also the Head Goalkeeper coach. Before going back to school Zac was in the military and served for 5 years with the Army. After moving to Oregon at the end of 2017, he was hired on as a goalkeeper coach for Westside Timbers and covered the Beaverton area for the club. Zac also coached an 07 girls team with Westside. He holds a USSF National "D" license and is currently working on his Masters in coaching education with Ohio University. Recently Zac was hired on as the goalkeeper coach and assistant coach for Linfield College’s Women’s soccer program.


 

David Bello
David Bello has been coaching soccer for five years now, originally with Westside Timbers. In addition, David was an Assistant Coach for Tualatin High School JV and Varsity teams for three years and was the Head Coach of Tualatin’s JV2 Boys team for one season. He is currently entering his third season as the Varsity Boys Assistant Coach at Southridge High School. David was born in Zihuatanejo, Mexico and raised in Tualatin, Oregon, where he attended Tualatin High School and played soccer there. 


 

Jay Bennett
Jay Bennett has coached girls’ soccer for 14 straight years—from rec to PDA to classic—and has his USSF National “D” license. He has lived in Tualatin for over 12 years where he has raised his 3 daughters. Coach Jay prides himself on infusing his players with his passion and joy for the beautiful game.

 

Jose Campos
Jose Campos is an experienced soccer and futsal coach from Spain. Last year Jose was the Manager of Leagues and Tournaments at Oregon Youth Soccer Association where he run and sanctioned the Portland Timbers and Thorns Leagues and the State Cup. Jose has a USSF National "D" license and a UEFA "B" license by the Spanish Football Federation. He also has a Level 1 Talent ID by English Football Association and a Futsal Level 1 by United Soccer Coaches. His focus is increasing the quality of soccer and futsal players throughout Oregon. Born and raised in Spain, Jose is rooted to a strong football culture where he began his professional career. He has coached and worked in football in countries Spain, England, China, Nigeria and the US for in the past 9 years. Jose has experience coaching youth and semi-professional soccer and futsal.

 


 

Jose "Chuy" Cruz
Jose “Chuy” Cruz has over 18 years of coaching experience with girls, boys and co-ed teams at the youth club, Jr. High and High School level teams. He holds a USSF National “C” License and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma. Before joining Southside Soccer, he was part of the coaching staff of clubs such as GPS-Oregon and BSC-Portland, based for the Newberg area. He was also the Varsity Boys Head Soccer Coach at Dayton HS (15 years). In 2012 he was the Director of Coaching for Newberg Soccer Club and was part of the coaching staff for 4 years. In 2009, Chuy was named as part of the Coaching Staff for Academia de Fútbol-Tecos de Oregon that was affiliated to Estudiantes-Tecos Club from Mexico's First Division Professional League, and he coached with THUSC in 2008.


 

Scott Eggleston
Scott Eggleston has coached girls youth soccer from the development level through competitive level for over 10 years. He holds a USSF National “D” Coaching License. Scott coached for Southside and Willamette United in their Player Development Academy/Programs, and has been the Head Coach for Southside Soccer Club girls U11-U12 competitive teams for last three years. Scott has played competitive soccer his entire life. While playing for Canby HS, Scott earned All-League/State honors and played on the Senior West All-Star team. He went on to play Men’s Club Soccer for the University of Oregon.


 

Salvador Favela
Salvador Favela was born in Michoacan, Mexico where he started playing soccer at the young age of 8. He has over 15 years of coaching experience working with young kids, starting with Woodburn Athletic Club & La Amistad Soccer Club. Salvador has been with Southside Soccer Club for four years now, coaching U-13 and U-14 boys. He is in the process of getting his USSF National 'D License' this year. Salvador is very passionate when it comes to coaching because he loves being able to help kids grow into their potential while at the same time showing them dedication and hard work. 


 

Dante Hidalgo
Dante Hidalgo was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where he played competitive soccer as a youth and young adult. He holds a USSF National “D” License. From 1988-1992, Dante played professional soccer for AELU La Union in Lince, Peru. Prior to that, he attended the University of Lima, and played for their men’s soccer team. Dante has coached at Southside Soccer Club since 2016.


 

Erin Lutz
Erin grew up in San Diego, California where she attended La Jolla Country Day School. Erin played varsity basketball for one year, winning a CIF State Championship. She transitioned back to soccer and played three years at the varsity level, earning All-Academic honors her junior and senior years. She also competed in Track & Field as a senior. In 2015, Erin moved to Portland, OR to attend Lewis & Clark College where she played four years of NCAA Division III soccer. She graduates in May 2019 with a B.A. in History and intends to pursue a full-time coaching career and share her passion for soccer with young players. Erin has gained experience this Spring coaching with Soccer Shots PDX, and currently holds USSF 11v11 and 7v7 Grassroots Licenses. She plans to attend the National “D" License course later this year.


 

Trevor Owens
Trevor Owens grew up playing soccer in Texas, Colorado, California, and Oregon. As a four-year varsity player, he received the Army Scholar-Athlete award and State Honors for Soccer and Track. He has been coaching for 13 years, gaining USSF National "F", "E" and "D" licenses as well as National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Coaching and Soccer certifications. Trevor has been the Boys JV Soccer Coach and Varsity assistant at Tualatin HS for the past 5 years and was previously the JV2 soccer coach. He has also worked several years in Player Development Programs as a U9 and U10 Boys and Girls coach. Trevor was named Coach of the Year in both the Pacific Conference and the Three Rivers Conference. In addition to coaching, he is the president at Tualatin Soccer Club and sits on the board of the Tualatin Hills Junior Soccer League, both of which are Recreational programs.


 

Esmeralda “Lala” Sanchez
Lala Sanchez was born and raised in San José, California and moved to Oregon two years ago. She's been playing soccer since she was 4 years old! She went to Santa Teresa high school in San José and played varsity her junior year. When she moved to Tigard, she began her senior year with the Tigard High School varsity team, but broke her leg two weeks into the season. Lala graduated from Tigard High School in 2017, and currently attends PCC and plays on the PCC women’s soccer team. She has been coaching with Southside's PDA program and is planning on getting her USSF National "D" license.


 

Liz Stoppelmann
As a Sacramento native, Liz Stoppelmann grew up playing soccer throughout Northern California. After playing competitive soccer throughout high school, she enrolled in the University of Oregon. While Liz did not play college ball, she continued to play recreationally and grow her love for the game. In 2018, she started coaching and sharing her love of the game with young players. She has experience coaching outdoor and futsal, and has her USSF National "D" license. Liz is excited about the future of women’s soccer and the opportunity to give back to this great sport.