Technical Leadership Team

Ray Johnson

ray.johnson@valorsoccer.com

Director of Coaching

With Valor Since 2019

Licensing

USSF A License, USC Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma

Coaching Experience

PacNW SC, Highline Premier FC, Kent United, Maple Valley Premier, EPD (WA), PacNW Women (WPSL), Kentwood High School

Derek Sharp

derek.sharp@valorsoccer.com

Technical Director

With Valor Since 2019

Licensing

USSF A License, USSF National Youth License, USSF Grassroots Instructors License, La Liga Methodology Level 3

Coaching Experience

TSC Hurricane, TSC Hurricane-Bartlesville DOC, ODP (Region 3), ECNL, NPL, Christian Academy of Knoxville, Cascia Hall Preparatory School, Sequoyah High School 

Playing Experience

Lee University

Keith Bleyer

keith.bleyer@valorsoccer.com

Assistant Director of Coaching 

With Valor Since 2020

Licensing

USSF A License, USC National Premier Diploma, USC Director of Coaching Diploma, USC Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma 

Coaching Experience

PacNW SC, Issaquah Gunners, Bend FC Timbers, ODP (OR), EPD, Colorado Rush, Ridgeview High School 

Playing Experience

U16 USA Youth National Team Pool, Santa Clara University

Justin Burgher

justin.burgher@valorsoccer.com

Youth Director 

With Valor Since 2019

Licensing

USSF Grassroots License, USC Advanced National License

Coaching Experience

PSPL Surf Academy, Federal Way FC, Maple Valley Premier 

Jeff Koch

jeff.koch@valorsoccer.com

Director of Goalkeeping 

With Valor Since 2019

Coaching Experience

Seattle University

Playing Experience

Bellevue Community College, University of Washington, FC Seattle (Western Soccer Alliance)

GLOSSARY

USSF: United States Soccer Federation

USC: United Soccer Coaches