Women’s Soccer Coaches
Kiko Magana enters his second year as Head Coach at Bellevue College. For the 2011-12 season, Magana was the assistant coach for the men’s and women’s soccer programs. He helped coach a strong start for the women’s team with a first half overall record of 8-2-1 with 29 goals for and allowing 10 against. Injuries plagued the team in the second part of the season but still managed to make the playoffs and finished with an overall record of 9-7-4. Magana helped rebuild the men’s team which had 4 returning players and 15 freshmen and ended the season with a record of 3-10-3.
Magana comes from Hutchinson, KS where he helped lead his high school to a quarter-finalist finish in ‘00, state runner-up finish in ‘02, and semi-finalist finish in ‘03. He was selected with all-conference, region and state honors for his sophomore through senior years.
Magana’s collegiate career began at Iowa Central Community College. In ’04 he helped the Tritons become Region XI Champions and District Semi-Finalist with a record of 18-2-0 contributing to 18 games, 9 goals, and 4 assists with 22 total points and selected to the All Region XI team. In ’05 Magana’s ICCC team was again Region XI Champions and District Runner-Up with a record of 17-5-0. Magana played in 7 games with 4 goals and 2 assists totaling 10 points before suffering a closed tibia fracture.
Magana transferred to Lees McRae College (NC) and in ’06 made a full recovery from his closed tibia fracture playing in 16 games. In ’07 Magana helped the Bobcats to one of their most successful seasons by becoming Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champions and advancing to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight ending the season with a record of 21-2-1. Magana graduated from Lees McRae College with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management.
Before moving to the Pacific Northwest, Magana coached for TSC Hurricane (Tulsa, OK) and at Thomas Edison High Preparatory School where he coached boys’ varsity and Jr. varsity coaching the varsity to their 1st playoff appearance in 3 years.
While in the Pacific Northwest Magana has coached at University Prep (Seattle, WA), Cascade FC (Snoqualmie, WA), Foster High School (Tukwila, WA) and Seattle United. Magana is involved with youth development camps and clinics through EYSA (Eastside Youth Soccer Association) and coach with Mercer Island Youth Soccer Club.
ASSISTANT & GOALKEEPING COACH
Evan Gaul was named Assistant Coach for the Bellevue College Women’s Soccer program in December 2012. The Spokane native played at Lewis and Clark HS & Spokane Shadow SC. He was a four-year letter-winner for the Tigers and was team captain in 2007. He then played & was the Captain for two years at Shoreline Community College during the 2007 & 2008 Fall seasons. He transferred to Seattle University for the 2009 & 2010 Fall seasons. Gaul continued on to play semi-professionally in the USL-PDL for the North Sound SeaWolves for the 2012 & 2013 seasons.
Gaul holds USSF National B License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level III Diploma. Evan’s coaching experience includes Premier Head Coach & Goalkeeping Coach at Seattle United, Varsity Assistant Coach at Ballard High School, & EPD Assistant Coach at Washington State. Gaul also is the Goalkeeping Trainer for the Seattle Reign FC (NWSL), where he works with Hope Solo & Haley Kopmeyer.
Gaul is a 2011 graduate of Seattle University with a degree in Public Affairs.