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Coaching staff

Are you interested in being on the STEEL UNITED coaching staff?

If you are interested in coaching at Steel United please email our DOC, Curt Bowdish or Technical Director, Christopher Slattery.

Curt Bowdish


Christopher Slattery

Technical Director

2019/2020 Fury Coaching Staff

Age Team Coach License/Experience
BU10 Fury B10 Black Mark Nelson USC- E
BU11 Fury B09 Black Mark Nelson USC- E
BU11 Fury B09 White April Long USC- E
BU12 Fury B08 NPL Charles Warren USC National Diploma - USC- Level 1 Goalkeeper
BU12 Fury B08 White Leonel Lopez USC- Advanced National
BU13 Fury B07 Black Neil Megson USC- A
BU14 Fury B06 Black Phillip Harris USC Premier Diploma
BU15 Fury B05 Black James Long UEFA B - FAW B Goalkeeper
BU16 Fury B04 NPL Trevor Kawamura USC- National Diploma
BU17 Fury B03 NPL Neil Megson USC- A
BU17 Fury B03 Black Billy Davis USC- E
BU18 Fury B02 NPL Neil Megson USC- A
BU19 Fury B01 NPL Sam Gatuguta USC- F
BU19 Fury B01 Black Curt Bowdish / Chris Slattery LaLiga Methodology 3 - USC National D - USC DOC Diploma - NSCAA National Diploma - NSCAA Level 1 Goalkeeper
GU10 Fury G10 Black Shannon Murphy USC- E
GU11 Fury G09 Black Tracy Dye USC- E
GU12 Fury G08 Black Phillip Harris USC- Premier Diploma
GU13 Fury G07 NPL James Long UEFA B - FAW B Goalkeeper
GU14 Fury G06 Black Trevor Kawamura USC- National Diploma
GU15 Fury G05 NPL Dan Goter USC- National Diploma
GU16 Fury G04 NPL Neil Megson USC- A
GU17 Fury G03 NPL Christopher Slattery LaLiga Methodology 3 - USC National Diploma - USC DOC Diploma - USC- National Diploma - USC- Level 1 Goalkeeper
GU18 Fury G02 NPL Curt Bowdish USC- Special Topics Diploma - USC- E
GU19 Fury G01 NPL Chris Kettman LaLiga Methodology 3 - USC- DOC Diploma - USC- Adv. National Diploma - USSF National D - NSCAA Level 1 & 2 Goalkeeper

2020/2021 Steel United Coaching Staff

Team Coach License/Experience
Steel United B11 Elite
Steel United B11 Premier
Steel United B10 Elite
Steel United B10 Premier
Steel United B09 Elite
Steel United B09 Premier
Steel United B08 Elite
Steel United B08 Premier
Steel United B07 Elite
Steel United B07 Premier
Steel United B06 Elite
Steel United B06 Premier
Steel United B05 Elite James Long UEFA B - FAW B Goalkeeper
Steel United B05 Premier James Long UEFA B - FAW B Goalkeeper
Steel United B04 Elite Chris Kettman LaLiga Methodology 3 - USC- DOC Diploma - USC- Adv. National Diploma - USSF National D - NSCAA Level 1 & 2 Goalkeeper
Steel United B04 Premier Trevor Kawamura USC- National Diploma
Steel United B03 Elite Neil Megson USC- A
Steel United B03 Premier Sam Gatuguta USC- F
Steel United B02 Elite Neil Megson USC- A
Steel United G11 Elite
Steel United G11 Premier
Steel United G10 Elite
Steel United G10 Premier
Steel United G09 Elite
Steel United G09 Premier
Steel United G08 Elite
Steel United G08 Premier
Steel United G07 Elite
Steel United G07 Premier
Steel United G06 Elite
Steel United G06 Premier
Steel United G05 Elite
Steel United G05 Premier
Steel United G04 Elite
Steel United G04 Premier
Steel United G03 Elite
Steel United G03 Premier
Steel United G02 Elite

Neil Megson

We are happy to welcome coach Neil Megson to the Fury family. He comes to us from RSA Elite where he coached the B01 to a NPSL Div 1 Championship.  He also had the B03 who finished 4th in NPSL div 1 and had a tremendous showing at the Portland Winter showcase. 

Megson played two seasons as a midfielder in the North American Soccer League, nine in Major Indoor Soccer League, one in the Continental Indoor Soccer League and six in the USL First Division and its predecessors. He served as head coach to the Seattle Sounders for five seasons, winning the 1995 A-League championship and being named the 2000 USL Coach of the Year. He also earned two caps with the U.S. national team in 1988. Neil holds a USSF A license and has coached boys and girls youth soccer in WA State for over 20 years. ODP Regional coach. Coached at Federal Way, Harbor FC, Washington Premier, Crossfire FC, RSA. Won 5 WSYSA state championships and numerous tournaments. Placed numerous men and women in college soccer programs including Division 1/2/3 NAIA and CC. Brother played in the English 1st division and coached in the English premier league with Bolton Wanderers and WBA.

Youth Career
1976–1977 Bristol Rovers

Senior Career
1983         Seattle Sounders
1984         Tulsa Roughnecks
1983–1992 Tacoma Stars (indoor)
1993         Portland Pride (indoor)
1994–1999 Seattle Sounders

National team
1988   United States

Coaching Career
1993  Portland Pride (assistant)
1994–1995 Seattle Sounders (assistant)
1996–2000 Seattle Sounders
2003–2004 Olympic College
2007 - 2018  Multiple clubs around the NW including Crossfire FC, Harbor FC, Federal Way FC, Washington Premier FC, and RSA.
2019 -    Franklin Pierce SC

Rob Buck - - Director of Goal Keeping

Soccer Playing Experience
Have played for 44 years.
Youth teams growing up.
Numerous adult teams after college.  Majority of them in the 1st division of indoor and premier divisions of the men’s outdoor leagues for the GSSL and tournaments.  Currently play in Federal Way Over 40 Mens 1st Division as a goalkeeper.  28 years as a goalkeeper.

Soccer Coaching Experience

2014 – 2017 - Fury G06 Black
2017 - Fury B04 Fury White Assistant

2012 – 2015 - Fury B04 Black
2010 – 2014 - G06 Rec Franklin Pierce
2008 – 2012 - B04 Rec Franklin Pierce
1999 - 2001 – Shelton High School Boys Goalkeepers
1999 – 2000 – District 3 Girls U14 ODP Assistant / Goalkeeper Coach
1999 - 2000 – Chivas U13 Boys Premier Goalkeepers
1999 – Tacoma Community College Women Goalkeepers
1999 – Norpoint Soccer Club Goalkeeper Coach
1999 – Timberline High School Girls Goalkeepers
1996 to 1999 – The Storm.  Boys P2 League
1989 to 1999 – The Oilers.  Boys District 3 Gold Titanium League
Numerous Private Goalkeeper Training Sessions

Referee Experience

1996 to 2000, 2016 to Present – Youth Recreation Through Premier Leagues
1997 to 2000 – High School
1996 to 2000 – Adult Leagues
1977-1981 – Youth Recreation Leagues

Other Soccer Experience

2010-2015 – Micro / Mod Coordinator Franklin Pierce Soccer Club
2012-2014 – Micro / Mod Academy Coordinator
1996-1997 – VP of Competition, Tacoma Pierce County Junior Soccer Association
1995-6 – Chairman, Valley Kick-Off Tournament
1994 –1997 – President, Puyallup Soccer Club


USSF D National Coaches License
United Soccer Coaches Level 1 Goalkeeper