Dan Keene

WPFC Coaching Staff Member
Coaching Years of Experience:
License and Credentials:
USSF "B" National Coaching License.
Nationally certified in CPR and First Aid.

Professional Qualifications/Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma)



Club Coaching Experience

·       Maple Valley Premier (2012-2015)

·       Highline Premier FC (2010-2011).

    • Washington State Cup Semi-finalist (2011); 3rd place Division 2, 2010.

·       Maple Valley Premier - Marauders FC (2007, 2008)

·       Eastside FC (1999-2005). 

o   State Cup Quarter-Finalist, 2004, 2005

·       FC United (1997-2004). 

o   BU17 State Cup Champions, 2004.

o   BU19 State Cup Champions, 2002

·       Olympic Development Program, 1997

·       GU17 – District III, Assistant

College Coaching Experience

·       University of Puget Sound: Associate Head Women’s Coach (2000 - 2015). 

o   14 consecutive NCAA Northwest Conference Championships

o   2004 NCAA Div. III National Championship, Finalist;

o   Sectional Champion, 2004

o   Sectional Finalist, 2002, 2003, 2004; 2005, 2007.

o   NCAA Playoffs, 2001-2015.

·       University of Puget Sound: Head Women’s Coach (2005). 

o   Coach of the Year, Northwest Conference 2005.

o   Northwest Conference Champions. 

o   NCAA DIII National Championships - Sectional Finalist (Elite 8),

·       Green River College: Men's Head Coach (1992-‘99).

o   Coach of the Year, NWAACC  ‘93, ‘97, & ‘99.

o   Two-time Division Champions, 1997 and 1999


Athletics and Coaching provide a stimulating environment in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my aim as an educator and coach to lead athletes toward discovering their potential in these areas and to allow soccer, the competitive context, expectations of high standards and a mindset for continuous improvement, provide the setting for this development.   

At the elite club level, our games, training, and competition should inspire the pursuit of excellence and mastery, foremost. The developmental focus should not merely be on physical and technical aspects but on understanding and reading the game, playing collectively within a team concept, good decision making and application of skills. To enhance these qualities and elevate player development, emphasis will be placed on a positive possession style of play and an inquisitive challenging training environment. 

I am a coach who, after spending decades on the field, still leaves each session asking how the next might be better; how to better engage, inspire, teach, perform and develop.  As my players move on, it is my hope that they come to value and appreciate these same ideals and can apply their experiences to achieve their goals in any field of their life.