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Coaching Staff
  • 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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  • Ken Applegate Coach

    Ken is a Pennsylvania native where he graduated from Garden Spot High School in (97’).  Ken is a two-time EYSA / ODP second team selection in 1996 and 1997.  He played collegiately at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia (00’-03’). 


    Ken traveled abroad to England and Scotland during the summer of ’94 for a short stint with an English academy program, playing in Edinburgh, Grangemouth, Southport and London.  


    Ken is the fortunate husband of wife Korynn and proud father of his five wonderful children, Keegynn, Kaleb, Kendall, Kooper and Kenzington.


    Coaching Licenses: 


    Ken has gained his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National E and D License, and his NSCAA National Diploma.


    Coaching Achievements: 


    Ken has been Coaching for 6 years.  He has concentrated on the development of pre-competitive and first year competitive teams, focusing on the technical and tactical fundamentals of the game; building and preparing young athletes for the ensuing commitment to the sport of soccer.


    Ken was awarded the Girls Competitive Coach of the Year in 2016 by Alaska Youth Soccer.


    Ken has had the privilege to coach alongside several established coaches in the state, including work with CISC’s Elite Academy Program.

    Ken is well versed in the Cook Inlet Soccer Club Developmental Philosophy and its processes. 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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  • Justin Atteberry Coach

    Justin is a graduate of Palmer High School (91′) Has won multiple state tournaments in AK as a youth and represented Alaska at ODP. Justin attended and played at Pacific Lutheran University.


    Coaching Licenses: USSF National “D” license


    Coaching Achievements: Has been coaching for over 10 years in Anchorage, AK at the club level.  State Coach of the year for Girls 2015.

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  • Rich Bailey Coach

    Rich is born and raised in Alaska, and is a USSF National E-licensed coach; he played competitive soccer for Cook Inlet SC, Northern Lights Soccer Club, and AK United FC as well as participating in Alaska’s ODP program. 

    Rich was a starter for Bartlett High School’s varsity soccer team. After graduation, Rich joined and served six decorated years in the United States Coast Guard before finishing his Engineering Degree at UAA. 


    Since the Fall of 2016, Rich has been a full time coach for Cook Inlet teams in our Developmental Academy.   

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  • Dylan Faber Goalkeeper Coach & Head 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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  • Matt Froehle 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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  • Haley Gorlick Coach

    Haley is a Dimond High School graduate (2013), where she played 4 years of varsity soccer and held 2 state titles. Growing up in the Anchorage soccer community, she participated in ODP and won multiple youth tournaments on both in and out of state. Upon graduating she went on to play for a brief stint at The Evergreen State College (WA).

    Haley has been coaching with Cook Inlet for 1 year. Currently, she is the assistant coach to the ’06 Girls. She looks forward to continuing to develop her coaching abilities and help shape the next generation of Alaskan athletes.

    When Haley is not on the pitch, she can be found going on adventures with her husband, Jacob, and their dogs, Stella and Noah.

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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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  • Scott Hickox Coach


    Scott was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. His love and passion for soccer was developed at an early age while attending Portland Timbers games during the 1970’s. As a player, he was coached by a number of former Timbers players while playing for the Oregon State Select and ODP teams as well as Club Select. Scott attended the 1988 Far West Region Tournament after winning a State Championship with his club team. Scott earned all-conference honors during high school and went on to play college soccer at Santa Rosa Junior College where his team won the California State College Championship.


    Scott holds a USSF D License and is planning to earn his C as soon as possible. He has coached Recreation Soccer in Girdwood, his home, for a number of years and has been coaching with Cook Inlet S.C. since 2017. Recently his 2006 Boys Academy Team won the 2018 Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup, the 2019 Starfire Labor Day Cup in Seattle, WA, and the 2019 Alaska State Cup Championship.


    Scott is currently a Middle School teacher for ASD. This means that he is no stranger to the “Middle School three”, high expectations, patience, and a sense of humor.

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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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  • Meritone Sadiku Coach

    Tony has been coaching with Cook Inlet Soccer Club for one year. He is originally from Kichevo, Macedonia where he played professionally at FC Nadpredok - 1st Division and FC Vllazrimi - 2nd Division

    He brings a wealth of experience of over 25+ years in the game and enjoys sharing his playing experiences with the players he coaches and in the coaching sessions he is involved with.


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  • Bill Thoma Coach

    Bill was raised in rural Wisconsin playing soccer, baseball, and other recreational sports and lettered in high school Varsity Golf.  He served 23 years in the United States Air Force before settling in Alaska. Bill holds a USSF National E license, a US Soccer Goalkeeping E License, and has ten-plus years coaching competitive soccer with Cook Inlet SC.  Bill is also a National Federation of State High School Accredited Interscholastic Soccer Coach, with five years' experience at A.J. Dimond HS coaching the JV Girls and assisting the Varsity Girls.

    Bill is married to Tracy Thoma, who's dedicated countless hours with Cook Inlet SC as a Team Treasurer and Manager.  Their children Taylor and Mallory also played recreational and competitive soccer for the club. 


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  • Obed Vargas Coach

    Obed was born in California, but raised in a small town in Mexico where he started playing club soccer at the age of five. He played in Mexico with the Academy team Monarcas Morelia where he played until age fifteen. He played professional soccer in the Mexican 3rd Division 

    Obed’s love of soccer has led him off the field and onto the sidelines. He is currently a USSF D license coach and in his continued thirst to improve his coaching he attended the following coaching seminars:

     -March 2014-- Madrid, Spain Hosted by Youth Academy Real Madrid CF. 

    -March 2015 -- Amsterdam, Holland and Leverskusen, Germany  hosted by  AFC AJAX & Bayern Leverkusen. 


    Obed has been coaching competitive youth soccer since 2014 where he most recently he led the 04 boys to a State Cup Championship. He has coached competitively in Mexico and Spain also.

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