Head Coach

Head Coach - Bernie Fagan

Building on a rich history of the past 30+ years, Bernie Fagan continues his reputation as a soccer coach with international recognition for his achievements in developing, promoting, and improving the quality of soccer players on the local, national, and international levels. Bernie has proven to be a dedicated ambassador for youth, college players, and Special Olympic Athletes worldwide and a champion of soccer stewardship.

Bernie started Oregon Soccer Academy in 1997 with the intention of developing a life-long love of soccer and fitness in each player. Well known in the Portland area as a Portland Timber and for his accomplishments in the soccer community, Bernie's passion is with youth development. As a successful college coach, he knows that developing the fundamentals of soccer at the youth level is vital to having technically solid, tactically inventive players at the high school and college level.

By choosing coaches who are positive role models both on and off the field, Bernie can oversee the development of the players, coaches and club as a whole through active participation. Although Bernie is a coach at Warner Pacific College, he is present at most practices and games throughout the seasons of club soccer.

HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENT

College Coach

  • Warner Pacific College, Portland, OR - 1998 to present
  • Portland State University, Portland, OR - 1990 to 1997
  • Warner Pacific College, Portland, OR - 1982 to 1990

Business Owner / Director

  • Bernie Fagan Soccer Camps - 1983 to present
  • Oregon Soccer Academy - 1997 to present

Oregon Premier League

  • President - 2013 to 2014
  • Vice President - 2006 to 2013
  • Founding Head Coach - 2006

Special Olympics International

  • National Soccer Director - 1989 to 2010
  • Oregon Special Olympics Soccer Director - 1986 to 1995

Professional Soccer Player

  • Portland Timbers, NASL - 1980 to 1982
  • Detroit Lightning - 1979 to 1980
  • Los Angeles Aztecs, NASL - 1975 to 1979
  • Seattle Sounders, NASL - 1974 to 1975
  • Sunderland, Northampton, Charlton, Shrewsbury, Scarborough, English Leagues - 1964 to 1974

Awards and Recognition

  • Ambassador to the MLS Portland Timbers - 2011 to present
  • Conference Championship runner-up, NAIA Western Division - 2010, 2011
  • Conference Championship, NAIA Western Division - 2009
  • Regional Coach of the Year, NAIA Western Division - 2003-05, 2007-08
  • Women's Coach of the Year, Northwest Conference - 1993
  • Regional Coach of the Year, NAIA Western Division - 1982 to 1990
  • NASL All Star Team member - 1977
  • FA Trophy winner, Scarborough, England - 1973
  • FA Youth Cup Trophy winner, Sunderland, England - 1967