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  • Tim Valesko Director of Coaching

    Tim is a graduate of Service High School (89′) and won two state titles as a Cougar. A 1988 Gatorade Player of the Year and All-American; he played collegiately at Concordia University Cavaliers in Portland, Oregon. 

     

    Coaching Licenses

     

    Tim has gained his United States Soccer Federation National C License, his NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaches Diploma and NSCAA National Goalkeeper Diploma and is undertaking his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

     

    Coaching Achievements

     

    Tim has been Coaching for 18 years, being one of Alaska’s most successful coaches and has amassed 36 State titles in that time; as well as helping to place over 100 players to the collegiate ranks. 

     

    Tim has coached two winners of the Disney Showcase Tournament 2011 and 2013, and coached two winners of the Crossfire Tournament Seattle WA. His teams have won the Eagles Classic tournament in Southern California and also won the Mayors Cup-Las Vegas.

     

    His 97 Girls also won the prestigious 2014 Region IV President’s Cup.

     

    He has been coaching High School soccer in Anchorage on the Boys and Girl’s side for over

    18 years, including 16 State Championships; and is the current Dimond HS Girls Varity Coach – the current 2016 State Champions, with an undefeated season.

     

     

    Tim is well versed in the Cook Inlet Soccer Club Developmental Philosophy and its processes; working primarily with our Elite Academy Program, the wealth of experience he brings to the pitch, in technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects will enhance the players he works with in their ability to train and learn at the highest levels.

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  • Bradley Horton Executive Director

    Brad is a graduate of Sycamore High School in Sycamore, Illinois. He was named an All-American his senior year for Sycamore (2007/08) and was also named the 2007/08 Illinois Player of the Year.  

    He was a member of Illinois ODP, Region II ODP and a member of the US National Teams at U14 and U17 levels . 

    Brad played his youth soccer at the Rockford Raptors FC in Rockford, IL from U11-U17 and won the Illinois State Championship and USYSA Region II Championships in 2004 and 2005.  In 2007, Brad moved to the U17/U18 Chicago Fire Academy for the inaugural season of the US Player Development Academy.  

    Brad played with the Chicago Fire in the USL for four-years.

    He played college soccer at the Division 1 - Northern Illinois University, where he started all 4 years. He was named to the Freshman All-American Second Team in his first year at NIU. Northern Illinois University won the Mid-American Conference in 2011 in Brad’s Senior year and made it to the second round of the NCAA DI Men’s Soccer Tournament.

    Coaching License

    USSF National C License, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaches Diploma, USSF National Youth Diploma.

     

    Coaching Achievements:

    Brad has been a Staff Coach for Cook Inlet S.C. since 2012 and is currently the head coach for both the 2002 & 2006 boys teams.  Brad also coaches in the recreational U6 & U8 programs throughout the year.

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  • Mackenzie German Staff Coach

    Is originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where she played youth and women’s Major League Soccer, winning 3 National championships with her Women’s team Victoria Soccer Club. 

    Mackenzie played NCAA Division 1 soccer for four years at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) where she was on the Conference USA Academic Honor roll for four years, as well as named team captain her senior year. Mackenzie graduated with honors - Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. 

    She played three years in the WPSL Semi Professional League for FC Tucson, her last two years she was captain of the FC Tucson squad. 

    Coaching Licenses:

    USSF National E License; USSF F License

    Coaching Achievements:

    Mackenzie is a Staff Coach with Cook Inlet Soccer Club, working in the Girls Elite Academy program, Academy Program, our Development Academy and Grassroots Programs respectively.

    She was a Staff coach for the FC Tucson Soccer Academy from 2014-2016. 

     

    Mackenzie is well versed in the Cook Inlet Soccer Club Developmental Philosophy and its processes; working primarily with our Girls Programs, the wealth of experience she brings to the pitch, in technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects will enhance the players he works with in their ability to train and learn at the highest levels.

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  • Matt Froehle Staff Coach

    Matt is a graduate of Bartlett High School (‘90). He has won multiple state tournaments in Alaska as a youth player and represented Alaska at ODP. 

    In college he attended NCAA Division III - St. John University (MN) where he had a stellar career, serving as captain for two years and receiving awards for the Hardest Working, Most Improved, and the Otto Webber Award. 

    Matt is one of a very select group of Alaskans to go on and play in the professional ranks. He played in the USISL with the Yakima Reds (’95-’96) and Dayton Tigers (’97) where he was team captain for both teams. He moved on to play for the USL Division III Orlando Nighthawks (98’) where they went on to reach 3rd place in the USL National Tournament and advanced to the round of 16 in the US Open Cup.

    Coaching Licenses

    USSF National D License, Coerver Youth Diploma, multiple NSCAA special diplomas

    Coaching Achievements

    Matt has has coached in Florida (Cocoa Beach High School), Washington (WA East ODP U15 Girls) and was the Division II - Central Washington University Assistant Coach for both the women’s and men’s programs. 

    Most recently in Anchorage, Matt has won State Championships with his Cook Inlet teams (’00 Girls, ’01 Girls, ’04 Girls, ’02 Boys, & ’98 Boys) as well have out of state tournaments (Beaverton Cup, Patriots Cup, & Nike Oswego Cup (Gold Division)). 

    Matt coached the ’98 Boys to the 2014 President’s Cup Region IV and National Championships.

    Matt has coached the boys’ program at his alma mater, Bartlett High School, since 2013 and was voted Cook Inlet Conference Boys Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2015.  He led the Golden Bears to their first ever State Tournament qualification in 2015.

    Matt is well versed in the Cook Inlet Soccer Club Developmental Philosophy and its processes; and the wealth of experience he brings to the pitch, in technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects will enhance the players he works with in their ability to train and learn at the highest levels.

     

    Matt directs and manages Cook Inlet’s physical and technical supplemental training programs, which he initiated in 2014.

     

    Matt is married to Lida and they have two beautiful children.  Their son Lorenzo was a four time all-conference player at Bartlett, a member of the vaunted Cook Inlet SC ’98 boys team, and currently plays NCAA DI soccer at Manhattan College, NY. Daughter Corina currently plays on the Cook Inlet 00 Girls and AYSA ODP State 00 Girls teams respectively.  She was a first team all-conference selection as a freshman at Bartlett in 2016.

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  • Bill Thoma Coach

    Bill was raised in a small farmland town of Sun Prairie just outside Madison, WI on a steady diet of individual and team sports including soccer, little league baseball, wrestling, and golf. 

     

    He went on to letter three years with his HS Varsity golf team before leaving home to join the United States Air Force in 1985. 

     

    He completed 23 years of active duty service with assignments in WY, MT, NE, VA, South Korea, and two tours in Alaska before retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant in 2008.

     

    Bill has been coaching soccer in Alaska for the past 10 years for Cook Inlet Soccer Club. 

     

    Coaching Licenses:

     

    USSF Youth License; USSF F License; NSCAA Level 2; NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma; NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching, Sports Nutrition, First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches

     

    Coaching Achievements:

     

    Bill has coached and assisted both boys and girls recreational and competitive teams ranging from U6-U15.

     

    Most recently winning two AYSA State Championships with the 02 Girls

     

    Bill is currently the Assistant Coach for Dimond High School Girls Varsity and Head Coach of the Girls JV Team.

     

    He is well versed in the Cook Inlet Soccer Club Developmental Philosophy and its processes; working primarily with our Elite Academy and Academy Programs respectively; the wealth of experience he brings to the pitch, in technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects will enhance the players he works with in their ability to train and learn at the highest levels

     

    Bill is married to Tracy, and has two beautiful children, Taylor who currently coaches with Cook Inlet SC with the 07 Boys and daughter Mallory who plays on the 01 Girls team

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  • Woody Morgan Staff Coach

    Woody is originally from Ponca City, Oklahoma and graduated from Ponca City High School. He grew up playing competitive, ODP and high school level soccer. After graduation, he attended NWOSU in Alva, OK.

    Coaching Licenses

    USSF National D License; USSF E License; OSA Goalkeeping License, NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching, Sports Nutrition, First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches

    Coaching Achievements

    Woody has 10 years of coaching experience in Oklahoma and Alaska. In Oklahoma, he coached club soccer at FC Bartlesville before moving to Alaska in 2014. 

    He is currently the Assistant Coach for 01 Girls and 07 Boys teams for Cook Inlet Soccer Club and is the Boys Head Coach at Grace Christian School.

    Woody is well versed in the Cook Inlet Soccer Club Developmental Philosophy and its processes; and the wealth of experience he brings to the pitch, in technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects will enhance the players he works with in their ability to train and learn at the highest levels

     

    Woody is married to his wife Chesla and they have beautiful daughter, Maddy, that currently plays on the Cook Inlet 01 Girls and AYSA ODP State 01 Girls teams.  She was selected for Region IV ODP camp in 2017 and first team all-conference selection as a sophomore for Grace Christian School in 2017.

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  • Alexis Rogers Coach
    Alexis was born and raised here in Anchorage, Alaska. She grew up playing for Cook Inlet throughout her youth career and played Varsity Soccer at Dimond HS. 

    Alexis attended and played  soccer at Lander University in South Carolina on a soccer scholarship for four years while obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance/Economics. While attending college, she also helped coach at Lander Women’s Soccer ID Camps. Within these camps, Alexis coached on an individual and team basis. 

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  • John Johnson Coach

     

    John grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and played competitive soccer at the club and high school level

     

    Coaching Licenses

     

    USSF E License; USSF F License

     

    Coaching Achievements

     

    John has 10 years of coaching experience in Germany, Mississippi and Alaska. In Germany he coached club soccer in Kaiserslautern, followed by club coaching in Biloxi, Gulfport and on Keesler Air Force Base Mississippi

     

    He is currently Assistant Coach with 03 Girls and is an Assistant with the Dimond HS Girls program.

     

    John is well versed in the Cook Inlet Soccer Club Developmental Philosophy and its processes; working primarily with our Academy Program

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  • Amy Helgeson Coach

    Amy Helgeson

     

    Amy played varsity soccer at North Platte High School in Nebraska then continued onto play collegiately as a goalie at University of Wyoming.

     

    Coaching Licenses: 

     

    Amy holds a USSF E License.

     

    Coaching Achievements: 

     

     

    Amy has been volunteer coaching for 13 years in Alaska, ranging in ages from 3 to 18 year olds.  She has been with the girls 02 group for the last four years and celebrated with them 4 state championships.  Amy continues to share her love of the game and encourages the girls to be strong and powerful on and off the field.

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  • Wade Roach Coach
    Wade has been coaching with Cook Inlet Soccer Club since 1996. He has worked with both our Competitive and Recreational programs during this time.

    He brings a wealth of knowledge both as a former player and coach; Being a teacher he also brings a great nurturing and analytical mindset to the coaching role.

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  • Dylan Faber Goalkeeper Coach

    Dylan was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska and has more than 13 years of goalkeeping experience. He began his playing career at Cook Inlet Soccer Club and continued playing for local clubs up until high school. Dylan played a year of varsity soccer for West Anchorage High School, where he led the school to a Cook Inlet Conference League Championship, a Regional Final and the State Final. During that season, Dylan was named to the First Team All-Conference. 

    Following a year at West Anchorage High School, Dylan attended an international residential soccer academy at Darlington School in Rome, Georgia. While there, Dylan traveled throughout the states to many of the country’s elite tournaments, played in multiple tournaments overseas, visited over 40 college campuses, and guest played for Atlanta Fire’s Developmental Academy team. 

    Upon graduating high school, Dylan played NCAA Div. I Soccer for Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. While there, Dylan helped the team to a conference championship and reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Dylan was also named Northeastern University’s Student Athlete of the Year for 2015. During the summers, Dylan played semi-professionally in the PDL/USL league for the North Sound Sea Wolves based out of Edmonds, Washington and in the NPSL league for Georgia Revolution F.C.  

    In addition to over 13 years of goal keeping experience, Dylan has been coaching goal keepers for more than 5 years and was the Goalkeeping Camp Director for No. 1 Soccer Camp’s Georgia location. In addition to coaching at camps, Dylan has also coached goalkeeping for F.C. Bolts, the largest club in New England, and has coached private sessions for young goal keepers in the past. 

     

    Dylan began coaching goal keepers for Cook Inlet Soccer Club in 2015. 

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