Coach Francois Delafosse - headshot

Francois Delafosse



  • National Youth Soccer License: Tukwila, WA, November 2010
  • A License Audit: Bowling Green University, OH, June 2007
  • A License: Sonoma State University, CA, June 2002
  • B License: Sonoma State University, CA, June 2001
  • C License: Redmond, WA, May 2000
  • D National License: May 1999
  • D State License: June 1998

Coaching Experience: 

  • Coaching at Emerald City FC since 2015
  • Seattle United Seattle 2011-2014 Head Coach
  • Trainer for club training sessions and Northshore Soccer Academy 2006 - 2011
  • Eastside FC, Bellevue, WA 1997 - 2000 Head Coach
  • Ingraham High School, Seattle, WA 1995 - 1997
  • Head Coach Gisors, France 1990 - 1993 Head Coach (Boys U9 – U11)

Coaching Philosophy

I have a multitude of skills and experiences that come from over thirty years of deep involvement in soccer. From playing on a semi-pro team in France, to coaching select teams, to continuous education, I provide a level of coaching that will push players to attain a high level of excellence. As a good coach, the strengths I bring to a team are:

• Quick diagnosis of player and team strengths and weaknesses
• Providing a deep understanding of all aspects of soccer
• My enthusiasm and passion for the game
• Being a skilled player with 25 years of playing experience
• Setting high expectations so that my players can reach their potential