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2020/21 Coaching Assignments

About Our Coaches

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.

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 at Camps & Clinics. She is currently our Director of Business Operations and remains on staff as a head & assistant coach. 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 returns to the program for her second season as the varsity assistant coach. Erin earned her NFHS Certificate, USSF National "D" License and is a Staff Coach for the Portland Thorns RTC & ODP Programs. She plans to attend the C License course in Winter 2020/21, as well as United Soccer Coaches Diplomas. She also intends to earn a Master's 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.

Nick Van Kleek

Nick grew up in Tualatin, Oregon... graduated from Tualatin High School in 2016 and earn his degree at Linfield College in May of 2020. He grew up playing club soccer for Southside and then Crossfire Oregon...and started to play goalkeeper in 7th grade while at Southside. He played varsity for three years at Tualatin High School and all three years that he attended Linfield College. From December 2016 to June 2017, when he attended Seattle Pacific University and was a PDP coach for Titans FC in Bellevue, Washington before transferring to Linfield College in August of 2017.

Zachary York - Head Goalkeeping Coach

Zac earned 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. Zac also serves as the goalkeeper coach and assistant coach for Linfield College’s Women’s soccer program in McMinnville, Oregon.