Abbas Faridnia, Technical Director
Staff Profile

Coaching License:
USSF National A License

National Youth License

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University
Played all four years and senior year NCAA Tournament

Playing Experience:
SSC Falcons Premier:
State Champions Cup Champions
Surf Cup Champions
Premier League Champions
Numerous Tournament Championships (NW Cup, Baker Blast, Diadora Cup, etc.)

Olympic Development Program:
State Team
Regional team
Invited to National trials

Ferris High School:
1st team All GSL
NSCAA ALL Far West 1st Team
4A State Champions

Gonzaga University:
West Coast Conference Champions, 2 years
NCAA Tournament appearance, first time ever in Gonzaga history

USL Spokane Shadow:
Made team as a Junior in High School (coached by our Technical Director!)
NW Division Champs
’99 National League Finals

USL Seattle Sounders Select:
Beat MLS Dallas Burn 3-2 to advance to third round of the US Open Cup

Coaching Experience:
Director of Spokane Soccer Club, 6 years
Led to top 20 finishes as a club in the state, grew club from 8 teams to over 40 teams
Coached Idaho State Champions
Coached two teams to Washington State Finalist

Washington State ODP Assistant Coach, 3 years
Idaho State ODP Head Coach, 3 years

Community College of Spokane Assistant Coach, 4 years
NWAACC Division Champs

USL Spokane Spiders Head Coach

Favorite Team
Persepolis FC!

Favorite Players
Iniesta, Azizi, Maradona, Platini