Willy Leiste

Youth/Junior/Senior Development Staff

WPFC Coaching Staff Member
Coaching Assignment(s): Club Goalkeeper Coach
Coaching Years of Experience:
License and Credentials:
USSF "D" National Coaching License.
Nationally certified in CPR and First Aid.

Coaching Experience/History:

WPFC Goalkeeping Coach: 2014-present
Blackhills FC Goalkeeping Coach: 2009-2014
Blackhills FC Head Coach:
’96 Black: 2012-2014
’97 Black: 2011-2013
WA State EPD Boys Goalkeeping Director: 2010-2012
Boys ’98 EPD Assistant Coach
Boys ’94 EPD Assistant Coach: 2010-2011
Sounders FC Regional Training Center Goalkeeping Coach: 2009-2011
Boys ’97 EPD Assistant Coach: 2009-2001
South Sound FC Goalkeeping Coach: 2005-2006

High School
Capital High School Boys Varsity Assistant Coach: 2010 & 2011
Tumwater High School Boys Varsity Assistant Coach: 2012

The Evergreen State College Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach: 2004-2008

Youth/Collegiate/Professional Playing History:

1997-1999 FC United Player
1997 Tampa Bay Sun Bowl Champion
1998 State Runner-Up
1998 Surf Cup Champion
1998 Tampa Bay Sun Bowl Champion
1999 National Champion/ Region IV Champion State Champion
1994-19963 year Region IV team/player pool
1996 Region IV Costa Rica Tour
1997 Region IV Germany Tour
1998 Region IV player pool
6 year Washington State team participant

2 year National Team/player pool participant (1994-1995)
1995 US U-16 National Team participant - Algarve Cup; Lisbon, Portugal

1999-2002 Barry University Men’s Soccer team 3 NCAA National Tournaments (1999, 2000, 2002)
2 NCAA Final Fours (1999 semi-finalist, 2000 championship game)

Favorite Soccer Team/Club/Player:
Manchester United/Peter Schmeichel

Best Coaching Memory:
Being on staff with the 2004 Evergreen State College Men’s Soccer team and winning the Regional Championship, then moving onto the NAIA National Tournament and concluding the year ranked 8th Nationally.

Player Expectations/Advice:
Play hard, train harder.  Don’t accept anyone telling you that you can’t achieve your goal.  You, as a player, are in control of your path.

Favorite Motivational Quotes:
“It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that.  It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.
– Paul “Bear” Bryant