Alex Silva – Assistant Coach/Director
Silva coached the North Sound SeaWolves, now the Puget Sound Gunners FC, for the last three years. He was previously with the Yakima Reds in the PDL from the end of 2009 to 2010.
Originally from Brazil, Silva has experience playing for various teams including Vila Nova FC, Anapolina, Goiania EC and Inhumas EC. Silva started his coaching career at Overlake School with Bob Bristol in 2004. He is a USSF licensed coach.
“I look forward to the season,” Silva said. “Every year our goal is to help develop these young players to the next level. The success will come with the hard work and quality football.”
Emerson De Oliveira – Goalkeeper Coach
De Oliveira is entering his fifth year working with the goalkeepers at Highline College and was recently promoted to associate head coach. He holds the NSCAA Advanced National GK License and a USSF C Coaching License.
As a player, De Oliveira starred at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School before playing at the University of San Francisco, during which the team won the West Coast Conference. He transferred to Seattle University, where he was one of the nation’s top goalkeepers.
“My goal is to create a competitive and intelligent training environment in which a highly talented group of keepers can find the razor-sharp form needed to succeed not only in the PDL, but also in the next stage of each respective player’s career,” De Oliveira said.