Rastok announced as new Sounders Homegrown Program Director
Former San Diego Surf coach also to manage 2001-A Boys


SSC Shadow and the Spokane Sounders are thrilled to present new hire Berrick Rastok as the Director of Coaching for the Sounders Homegrown Program (U9/10).

Berrick arrives from San Diego, CA, where he has coached since 2013 with the San Diego Surf, the only club in San Diego with both the United States Developmental Academy (boys) as well as the Elite Clubs National League (girls). The new SHP Director of Coaching possesses his USSF B License, nearly a decade of youth soccer coaching experience, and has been the captain of the NPSL’s North County Battalion as a player this past season. A graduate of San Diego State’s Business Management program, Berrick competed for the NIRSA men’s club team, where SDSU won a national championship behind his national MVP-winning contribution in 2012.

"Berrick comes to Spokane after coaching at one of the top youth soccer clubs in the nation,” says Technical Director Abbas Faridnia. "His experience of being a part of San Diego Surf will strongly and positively impact the soccer players of Spokane Sounders. With the help of our Director of Coaching, Mike Pellicio, we identified and pursued Berrick to join and move to our vibrant soccer community. We as a club welcome Berrick and are ecstatic that he will be working directly with our youngest age groups as we continue to implement the philosophies and curriculum of the Seattle Sounders into our community as the partner club in Spokane."

With a May 1 start date, Berrick’s new job responsibilities are managing the day-to-day functions of the Sounders Homegrown Program, implementing the philosophy and curriculum of the Seattle Sounders Youth Academy, and in-house coaching education. He will also take control of the Boys 2001-A team, rounding out the staff for the Older Boys RCL teams announced previously.

2017-18 Older Boys Coaching Assignments

1999/2000-A :: Mike Pellicio
1999/2000-B :: Cameron Bushey
2001-A :: Berrick Rastok
2001-B :: Kevin Houston
2002-A :: Mike Pellicio
2002-B :: Jesse Retan

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