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THE COACHES

"A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are" - Ara Parseghian

Coach Jerimy Saldivar

Jerimy lives in Lynden with his wife and 4 kids.  Growing up in Mount Vernon, WA, soccer was introduced early playing for Skagit Select, Whatcom Rangers and Mount Vernon High School.

 

Involvement with youth soccer started even before his oldest was playing, coaching his younger cousin while in highschool for the Sedro-Woolley Youth Soccer program.  With an encouraging, vocal coaching style he is determined to make his players feel they can accomplish anything they set their mind to and work hard to get it.

 

  • Sedro-Woolley Youth Soccer Coach

  • Lynden Action Youth Soccer Coach, 30+ teams

  • Whatcom/Ranger Development League Coach

  • Ebenezer Christian Middle School Coach

  • Lynden Christian Middle School Girls Coach

  • Lynden High School Girls JV Coach

  • Northwest United Girls Coach

 

 

 

Coach Darren Villars

Darren is a resident of Lynden married 17 years with 4 daughters.  He is a Canadian citizen living in a house full of dual citizens ("Duallies").  He has been an officer with the Vancouver PD for the past 13 years.  Holding an Education degree in BA Science from Trinity Western and Indiana Wesleyan University he has an extensive background in teaching and working with students and athletes.  His coaching style focuses on uplifting players while focusing on the development of their technical abilities.  

Playing Career:

  • Trinity Western University

  • Indian Wesleyan University

  • Athletes in Action (Pacific Coast league and USISL- which I believe is now called the USLPDL)

  • Indiana Blast Reserve (USLPDL)

  • Surrey United in VMSL (Vancouver Metro Soccer League)


Coaching Experience:
 

  • Indiana Wesleyan University Men's Assistant Coach  (2 yrs)

  • Lynden High School Girls Varsity Head Coach

  • MEI High School Girls Head Coach

  • Lynden Action Soccer Coach

  • Ranger Development League Coach

  • Northwest United Girls Coach

Coach Chuck Jenkins

Chuck grew up in Lynden and has been married to his wife Naomi for a little over 17 years. He has been playing soccer since he was 6 years old, and still plays today in the local adult soccer league. Chuck began coaching soccer while still in high school as the head coach of an LYS team and continued to volunteer as a coach (when time allowed) for several school programs. When his own children were old enough, he began coaching each of the four of them in the local rec leagues.

 

Chuck is a very vocal and encouraging coach. Several former players have remarked that years later they can still easily pick his voice out of a crowd. From his experience as a player, Chuck loves to teach to finer points of proper defending and an attack built from the back of the field. A lifelong Arsenal fan, he has a passion for the game and loves sharing and growing that passion in the kids who play for him.

 

  • Lynden Youth Sports Soccer Coach

  • Ferndale Red Lions Soccer Coach

  • Lynden Action Soccer Coach

  • 14 years on the board of the Whatcom County Adult Soccer Association, currently the Judicial Chairperson

  • US Soccer National “E” License

Coach Josh Howell

Josh lives in Lynden with his wife Kim and 3 kids. Originally from North Carolina (yes, he still has a funny accent) Josh enjoyed playing all levels of competition from high school to premiere travel teams. His highlight and most interesting experience has to be the opportunity to play in the Cape Town South Africa 3rd division.

 

Training with Josh a player can expect an up lifting, instructive, and high energy session focusing on their technical development and how that relates to their overall tactical understanding of the game.

 

  • Lafayette FC Coach - Nationally Ranked U17

  • Cajun Soccer Club - Coup Da Gra

    • ​U13-14 and U16

  • ​Westminster Christian Academy High School Men's Varsity Head Coach

  • Lynden Action Head Coach

  • US Soccer National "D" License

 

Coach Mark Kok

Boys 2004 Red

Mark Kok is a lifelong Lynden resident and is excited to be joining North County Alliance. He has been married to his wife Misty for 13 years. They have 3 kids Elisha, Madison, and Isabelle. Mark grew up playing soccer through school and graduated from Lynden Christian. Mark comes with 7 years coaching experience, both indoor and outdoor, through Lynden Youth sports as well as Lynden Action where he held both assistant and head coaching positions.

Coach Tri Huynh

Tri Huynh has lived in Ferndale for 15 years.  He married his high school sweetheart, Jamie, and together they have two kids, Calvinh (13) and Tjasia (12).  Tri has been a lifetime soccer player including 4 years at Bellingham High School.  Since then, he continues to play for Whatcom Adult Soccer League both indoor and outdoor.  He has coached both girls and boys teams from U6 Ferndale Red Lions up to Rangers Development League.  Tri is active with his family and also coaches AAU basketball.  He holds a US Soccer National "E" License.

Tri works hard to focus on development of BOTH the individual player as well as the team as a whole.  he takes pride in recognizing strengths and areas needing improvement in each player and his ability to individualize coaching in response.  Tri is a fun guy and a positive role model on and off the field.  He does, however, have extremely high expectations for things that require zero talent: work ethic, attitude, being prepared and being coachable.  Greater talent will come with hard work together.  Tri is excited to be a part of North County Alliance as the kick of season 2!

Coach Tim Newcomb

Tim lives in Lynden with his wife and three daughters. Growing up in Portland, sports has always been a key part of his life and so when his daughters entered the sports-playing age he was right along with them playing and coaching.

 

He has coached youth soccer (as well as youth basketball and high school tennis) for over six years at a variety of ages and in various programs in Whatcom County, as well as covered the 'beautiful game' as a journalist from Seattle to London and Portland to Philadelphia, interviewing the likes of David Beckham, Landon Donovan and Christie Rampone. He tries to encourage the girls through an engaging style, teaching skills and strategies while expecting dedication and effort.

 

Coach James Rowe

James, born and raised in beautiful Bellingham, currently resides out in the county with his soccer loving family.  He has been active in sports his entire life with his main focus being on soccer.  He played with Rangers from U12 through U19 and played for the first Rangers team to win the state cup. James also played for Sehome High school.  With 32 years playing experience he still actively plays today. 

 

In the last four years of his kids burgeoning soccer careers, he has very much enjoyed coaching for the Whatcom Youth Soccer Association, encouraging a love of the game in this next generation.  And, for the past year, he has been assistant coach to Josh Howell for the Rebel boys 06 squad.

 

James is a positive and encouraging individual and his coaching reflects that.  His focus is on individual attention to maximize each players potential while teaching team concepts.  Hard work and a good attitude are important to James as it sets the standard for learning.  You can expect a fast paced/aggressive style of soccer.

Coach Christofer Calvin

Chris is married to Leah, who is a Lynden native, and has two boys. Chris grew up in Grayson, Ga where he plied his trade as a player and coach. He is u-17 Georgia state Champion and a 4 year varsity letterman for his high school. Chris received athletic scholarship to play goalkeeper at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and later transferred to Georgia State University. He has a Bachelors degree in Education from Georgia State and was a high school teacher for 6 years. In those six years Chris was a varsity assistant/JV coach, and goalkeeper coach for 3 years and a head varsity soccer coach for three years at his Alma Matter, South Gwinnett. In his time at South Chris posted a 33-17-1 record, defeating back-to-back #1 ranked teams in the 2013 and 2014 state playoffs and leading the 2014 men’s team to a quarterfinal appearance. In 2015 Chris joined the coaching staff under Steve DeCou at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville Ga where he was the Goalkeeper coach. 

 

Chris hold’s a USSF National “D” license and has experience in player development for field players and goalkeepers.  He has over 15 years coaching experience and is excited to be part of the coaching staff at North County Alliance FC.

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Our club is dedicated to building its success with enthusiastic, committed coaches.  The Alliance is made up of parents that share the love of soccer and wish to provide their kids the best options possible to continue their growth in the sport.

 

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