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Men’s Soccer Coaches

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2016 Men’s Soccer Coaches (L to R) Head coach David O’Neill and assistant coaches Max Smith, Johnny Wong, David Lovas. Not pictured: Brice Boum

Dave O’Neill – Head Coach

Dave O'NeillDave took over the head coaching position at Bellevue College in 2015 and led the Bulldogs into the playoffs with a 5-1-5 record. Dave completed his degree in Sports Science and Physiology at the University of Leeds, England, while coaching and directing coaching soccer camps in America.

Dave moved onto the college level with more than 10 years experience at the youth level, including Washington State Elite Player Development, Seattle Sounders FC Youth Development and most recently Seattle United, leading the G98 Copa team to a Regionals appearance in 2014. In addition, Dave held a health teacher position at Garfield High School in Seattle, after earning a Masters in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University. Dave’s playing career has included university and semi-professional level play (Seattle Wolves FC – PDL).

Dave’s ongoing professional development has led to coaching qualifications being gained through the English Football Association (FA), National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

David Lovas – Assistant Coach

David LovasA Bellevue College alum, David is coaching his second year with the program. David attended Bellevue High School, playing varsity and being rewarded with First Team All Kingco 3A selections his junior and senior years.\

During his time at Bellevue, David was a two-year captain and played at the PDL level during the summer for Crossfire (Redmond, Wash.)

 

 

Max Smith – Assistant Coach

Max SmithA native of Juneau, Alaska, Max is in his first year with the program. Max attended Juneau Douglas High School, helping his team win state titles in 2010 and 2011, and finishing second in the Gatorade State Player of the Year competition in 2011. He still holds the school record for assists in a single season and game.

Max attended Walla Walla Community College, captaining the Warriors to a second place finish in the NWAC tournament in his first year and making the All Star team in his second year.

In 2014 Max moved onto Presbyterian College (D1) while also playing for the Puget Sound Gunners (PDL) in the summer.

 

Johnny Wong – Assistant Coach

Johnny WongA Bellevue College alum, Johnny is in his first year with the program. Johnny attended Ballard High School, playing at the varsity level his senior year. He attended Bellevue Collegem playing two years in the program before playing for Northwest University and earning a degree in Business Administration.

Johnny continued his playing career with Bellingham United and most recently Seattle Wolves FC. Johnny now coaches at Seattle United.

 

 

Brice Boum – Assistant Coach

Brice BoumBrice played soccer in Cameroon before moving to the United States at the age of 23. He attended and played soccer for Edmonds Community College before transferring to Evergreen State College to complete his degree in Computer Science.

Most recently Brice has played semi-professional soccer for the Seattle Stars and Seattle Wolves FC.

Last Updated October 11, 2016