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Southside Soccer Club

2020/21 Coaching Assignments

About Our Coaches




Our staff represents a variety of both grassroots and high-level playing experience, having competed for local & elite youth, NCAA & NAIA collegiate, semi-pro, and professional teams throughout the United States and abroad. Many SSC coaches have earned USSF National Licenses, United Soccer Coaches Diplomas, and also coach for local high school school and elite state programs. This diverse combination of playing and coaching experience adds unique perspectives to the developmental culture of our club.

Our mission as a club is to develop coaches alongside our players. We encourage participation in coaching education as both students and teachers at least once a year to create co-collaborative mentorships with fellow coaches and be community leaders.


All coaches participate annually in SafeSport certification, concussion protocol training, and complete a background check. 

Competitive Academy Coaches (Alphabetical by Last Name):

 


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 "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.

Chelsea Day

Chelsea grew up in Beaverton, Oregon where she attended Jesuit High School and played club soccer competitively at the ECNL level for F. C. Portland . In 2015, she then attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington where she played soccer for four more years. She started all but five matches across her four years; her first three years as a defensive center-mid and as their sole center back her senior season. In May of 2019, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Chemistry. Chelsea is interested in obtaining her Masters and PhD in either exercise science or sports psychology. In the fall of 2019, she was an assistant Varsity soccer coach at St. Mary's Academy. Currently, Chelsea is a Physical Therapy Aide at a small PT clinic in Southeast Portland. She plans on attending the National “D" License course in the near future.

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.


Nikia Evans


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. Nikia is an accredited performance coach via the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is in the process of finishing the BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach Course. She plans on earning her USSF National “D” License in the near future.


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. 


Erin Lutz – Director of Business Operations

Erin Lutz joined Southside Soccer Club as an assistant coach in May 2019. She has worked with our Competitive Academy, Player Development Academy, as well as Camps & Clinics and currently the Director of Business Operations for Southside Soccer Club. Erin began her coaching career in San Diego as a Strength & Conditioning volunteer coach at her high school alma mater, La Jolla Country Day School. In 2019, she was hired by Soccer Shot PDX where she coached during her final semester of college. She served as the JVII Head Coach for Tigard High School in 2019 and plans to return to the program as the varsity assistant coach. Erin has earned her NFHS Certificate, USSF National "D" License, along with other annual certifications, and is as assistant coach for two elite state programs in Oregon. She plans to pursue her C License in Winter 2020/21, as well as United Soccer Coaches Diplomas. She also plans to earn a Masters or Law Degree in the future. In 2019, Erin graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a B.A. in History as a Student-Athlete. She moved from San Diego to Portland in 2015 to attend college, where earned varsity letters in soccer all four years of her collegiate career in the NCAA Division III, Northwest Conference. In 2016, the Lewis & Clark Women's Soccer team won an All-Academic Team award. In 2015, Erin graduated from La Jolla Country Day School, where she was a multi-sport athlete, competing in Soccer, Basketball, and Track & Field. She won a CIF State Championship in Basketball in 2012. Erin was named to 3 All-Academic Teams in Soccer and Track & Field her Junior and Senior years. In 2015, she helped the woman's soccer team to a playoff birth for the first time in 4 years, leading the team in goals scored. Her dream entering college was to teach and coach soccer. She plans to pursue a Master's or Law Degree and coach at the collegiate level in the future.

Trevor Owens – Director of Recreation, Fields, and Community Development


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.

JJ Villanueva

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 Goalkeeping Coach


Zac 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.