SSC Shadow Welcome Coach Mike Pellicio!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March   ---- 2015

SSC Shadow continues to hire exceptional soccer coaches from throughout the region

SSC Shadow is ecstatic and pleased to announce and welcome Michael Pellicio as one of our new Directors. Coach Pellicio comes to us most recently from the Sandpoint Strikers where he served as their Director of Coaching and he is currently the Head Coach for Idaho ODP District 1.

Mike is a San Diego native and grew up playing in the prestigious Cal South leagues as he refined his game as a player. Coach Pellicio continued his soccer at NCAA Division I Santa Clara University.

Mike received his BS in Political Science and History in 2007 from Santa Clara University. Coach Pellicio furthered his education by receiving his Masters in Education from the University of Idaho in 2011.

Coach Mike has been involved in the Cal South Olympic Development Program and Santa Clara Mens Soccer on the coaching side. His experience as the University of Idaho Woman’s Soccer Assistant Coach, Assistant Coach of the San Diego City College Men’s Soccer Team, and Camp Director of San Diego State Men’s Soccer is a testament to his well-rounded experience.

Pellicio’s dedication and passion for the game is shown through his accomplishments as a player as well as a coach.  He currently holds his United States Soccer Federation “B” License. He was North County Times “Best of the Rest” coach of the year nominee for all San Diego sports.

Technical Director Abbas Faridnia had this to say about Coach Pellicio, “SSC Shadow welcomes Mike to our staff as a director. Mike believes in the SSC Shadow Way, he believes in development of the total soccer player. He is not only a great coach, but a teacher of the beautiful game. The qualities and experiences Mike brings to our staff, and the Spokane area, will be a huge impact for the members of our club. SSC Shadow continues to set the standard of quality coaches and staff for our area.”

His diverse coaching background, coupled with his Master's in Education, is an exceptional addition to our Staff of Directors and we are pleased to welcome him to SSC Shadow!


Abbas Faridnia, Technical Director   

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