Program Director: Coach Evan Gaul

Evan C.C. Gaul

evan.gaul@washingtontimbers.com | coachgaul.com | 509.768.5587

City of Birth

Spokane, Washington, USA

City of Residence

Vancouver, Washington, USA             

Coaching Philosophy

Coaching is to develop a positive environment for the advancement of the game through enjoyment, building values, and principles. Advance beyond the idea of winning and focus on the performance of an individual that contributes to their team’s objectives. The game belongs to the players and we, as coaches, should keep this in mind when we are developing that positive environment. A coach is only as good as their players, and how they conduct themselves on and off the pitch. It comes down to how you communicate to your players, parents, and other coaches. Communication is key to the success of coaching and how we achieve that success is through being consistent, flexible, and available to build relationships with your players. We can’t lose sight that this is an experience for the players, so make it one they will never forget.

Qualifications/Education/Risk Management 

  • National “B” License | USSF
  • Premier Diploma | USC (Formerly NSCAA)
  • Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma | USC (Formerly NSCAA)
  • National Youth License | USYS
  • Bachelor’s of Public Affairs | Seattle University
  • Risk Management Cleared | Washington Youth Soccer
  • CPR, First Aid & AED Certified | American Heart Association

Coaching Experience 

  • 2018-Present Director of Goalkeeping | Washington Timbers FC (WA)
  • 2018-Present Director of Junior Academy | Washington Timbers FC (WA)
  • 2009-Present Owner | BFBG Training Academy (WA)
  • 2016-2018 Head Coach | Junior Sounders (WA)
  • 2010-2018 Head Coach | Seattle United (WA)
  • 2010-2018 Goalkeeping Coach | Seattle United (WA)
  • 2015-2016 Head Goalkeeping Coach | Seattle Sounders Women (W-League)
  • 2014-2016 Assistant Goalkeeping Coach | Seattle Reign FC (NWSL)
  • 2012-2016 Assistant Coach | Bellevue College Men & Women (NWAC)
  • 2012-2015 Assistant Coach | Ballard High School Boys’ Varsity (WIAA)
  • 2012-2014 Assistant Coach | Washington EPD G00 (ODP)
  • 2009-2011 Director of Goalkeeping | International Soccer Schools (WA)

Playing Experience

  • 2011 - 2014 North Sound SeaWolves FC (PDL)
  • 2009 - 2011 Seattle University (WAC)
  • 2007 - 2009 Shoreline Community College (NWAC)
  • 2004 - 2007 Lewis & Clark High School (GSL)
  • 2000 - 2007 Spokane Shadow B88 - Premier (WA)