Professional Staff & Trainers

Roy Lassiter

Director of Coaching & Methodology

MLS Legend Roy Lassiter Joins Gulf Coast Soccer as Director of Coaching & Methodology 

Playing Career

· Played 8 years with our US Men’s National Team, 32 international CAPS and 4 goals, and was an alternate member of the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.

· Played professional soccer for 14 years including 8 years in Major League Soccer with Tampa Bay, Miami, DC United, and Sporting KC, 4 years in the Costa Rican Primera Division with Alajuelense, Carmelita, and Turrialba and 1 year with Italian Serie A side Genoa. 

· Until the record was broken in 2019, Roy was the all-time leading single-season goal scorer in MLS history setting the mark in 1996 with 27 goals

· 1996 USSF Player of the Year Finalist (MLS)

· 1996, 1999 Golden Boot Award (MLS)

· In 1999, Roy won the MLS Championship with DC United along with becoming a 3-time MLS All-Star.

· In 2011, Roy was inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame.   

Coaching Career

Roy has over 16 years of coaching experience at the college and professional ranks and at the youth level serving in roles as a Development Academy Director, ECNL Director, and Director of Coaching. Throughout his career, Roy has developed a reputation for elite player development and has had 15 of his players signed by the Seattle Sounders Youth Development Academy in the last 3 years and has 5 players currently playing with the U14 & U15 US Youth National Teams. 

· Washington Premier FC, Seattle (Puyallup), WA   – (2018-2020)

o Club Technical Director

o Head Coach U23 team

o Head Coach ECNL 04 and 05 Boys (2018-2020)

· Kitsap Pumas Soccer Club, Bremerton, WA. - NPSL Team Head Coach NPSL (2017-2018) Semi-Pro

· US National Men’s Youth Team U20 Staff -2016

· Washington State EPD Team 03B Head Coach (2018-2019)

· Washington State EPD Team 03B Head Coach (2017-2018)

· Washington State EPD Team 02B Head Coach (2016-2017)

· PacNW Soccer Club – (2016-2018)

o Director of Coaching

o USSF Development Academy Director

· Arsenal FC USA – Academy & ECNL Head Coach (2015-2016)

· United Futbol Club – Technical Director (2013-2014)

· Albion Soccer Club, San Diego, CA – Advancement Director (2008-2013)

· Huston Tillotson University, Austin, TX. – Men’s and Women’s Asst. Coach (2006-2008)

· Austin United Capitals SC, Austin, TX. – Boys Director of Coaching (2005-2008)

· Dripping Springs Youth Soccer Assoc., Austin, TX. - Director of Coaching and Soccer Operations (2003-2005)

· Virginia Beach Mariners, Virginia Beach, VA. – USL-Professional team, Player/Asst. Coach (2003-2004) 

Coaching Accomplishments

4 Time US Youth Soccer National Championship Final Appearances

4 Time US Youth Soccer Regional Champions

Coaching Licenses & Credentials

· USSF National “A-Youth” License (new)

· USSF “A” License

· USSF “B” License

· National “Y” (Youth) License

· USSF Coaching Education Instructor

· First Aid CPR AED Certified

Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interpersonal Communication from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Fluent in Spanish, Italian, and English

Roy Lassiter

Anthony Drago

                     

Director of Coaching

Coaching Licenses & Credentials

· USSF National “A-Youth” License (new)

· USSF “A” License

· USSF “B” License

· National “Y” (Youth) License

· USSF Coaching Education Instructor

· First Aid CPR AED Certified

Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interpersonal Communication from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Fluent in Spanish, Italian, and English

Staff Coach and GK Coach

 

· National "D" Coaching License, US Soccer

· National “E” Coaching License

College Goalkeeper, Colorado Northwestern College

Fredy Zuniga

Stacy Garza

 Staff Coach

· National "D" Coaching License

· National “E” Coaching License

· U14 Youth National Team Player, Honduras

· Grade 8 Referee, US Soccer

Staff Coach

  • National "D" Coaching License
  • National "E" Coaching License