Women's Soccer Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Adam Fenster
Edmonds Community College has named Adam Fenster coach of the women's soccer program, as of December 15, 2017. Fenster has 12 years of collegiate coaching experience on the men's and women's side, both at Bellevue College and The Evergreen State College. He was an assistant with the Edmonds CC women's soccer program in 2017.
Fenster led the Bellevue men's team to a NWAC Championship in 2009. His team's qualified for the playoffs all four years he was at the helm, and appeared in two NWAC title games. His overall record at Bellevue was 50-17-11. "I'm excited about this opportunity. Edmonds is a great school, with a great group of people, and it has a rich tradition of excellence," said Fenster. "The facilities are top-notch, the support and professionalism of everyone involved couldn't be better. I am ready to rebuild the program. I have high expectations for Triton soccer." Full Story > >
Assistant Coach: Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson will return for his third season as an assistant coach with the women's soccer program in 2018. Johnson will be working with goal keepers this fall. He was Sultan High School's keeper from 1998-2002, and later played at Everett CC in 2005 and 2006. He also played semi-professionally one year for the Seattle Wolves in the Premier Development League (PDL), and with the indoor semi-pro team, the Snohomish Skyhawks for five seasons.
Johnson has coached high school boys' soccer for 10 seasons as an assistant coach -- eight years at Sultan High School, and two at Lakewood High School. During this time span, three of Johnson's keepers were selected 1st Team All-League, and two were named to 2nd Team All-league teams. Sultan High School made it to the WIAA Championship game in 2003, finishing 2nd in the state.
Johnson has eight years of coaching experience on the women's side, all at Sultan High School. Three of his keepers' have earned 1st or 2nd-Team All-league honors in his time there. Before joining the staff at Edmonds, Johnson assisted at Everett CC in 2007 and 2008; the Trojans qualified for the playoffs both years. He has taken an active role in the recruitment process at Edmonds, and has landed many out of state players for the upcoming 2018 season. Johnson lives in Monroe.
Assistant Coach: Val Seid
Val Seid joins head coach Adam Fenster in his first year as an assistant for the Tritons. He is well known in the local soccer community, and has four-year head coaching experience. Seid grew up in California were he played club and college soccer at UCLA and San Jose State University. He has been working with youth for over 30 years, the last 13 years as a Senior Director for the YMCA, and running his own youth development non-profit. His background and experience has given him a unique skill set to work with players on many different levels. Seid's passion and calling has been to work and giveback to his community.
Seid's coaching career started as a recreational team coach with the YMCA. He then went on to coach high school boys' soccer, with stops at Cleveland High School, Ballard High School, and Roosevelt High School. While at Roosevelt had four conference playoff appearances, two state tournament appearances, and placed 3rd overall. He has also been the girls' coach at Bellevue High School and Ballard High School. Those teams qualified for the conference playoffs four times. In 2006 and 2012 he was voted KingCo Coach of the Year.
He started coaching club soccer at FC Alliance (for three years), going undefeated in league play with his first team, taking them to the state semi-finals. His next stop was at Crossfire for seven years, coaching various U11-13 teams. Val has spent the last seven years with Northwest Nationals, coaching high school-aged girls. With the Nationals he has taken many of his teams to tournament championships and has helped others to state titles. In 2011 his 95 B team won the US club National Championship.
Val has also coached at the collegiate level, uniting with Coach Adam Fenster to bring an NWAC title to Bellevue College where he coached the keeper who was awarded the league MVP. Val was also the head coach at Northwest University, where he took his team to two Cascade Conference finals appearances. In his second year at NU he led the team to an undefeated season as the team was nationally ranked in the top 25. He was also voted conference coach of the year in 2014. Val holds a USSF National “B” license, NSCAA Goalkeeping license and a US Youth Soccer youth license.
Val has been living in Seattle now for almost 20 years and calls the Northwest home. He is married to his wife Clara and has a son, Dylan. Val was a Seattle Sounders Golden Scarf Nominee in 2010. In his spare time, Val is an avid woodworker.