Coaches

Marcus Hahnemann

Marcus Hahnemann

Head Coach
NHS Alumni 1990
Graduating out of Seattle Pacific University, he played for the Seattle Sounders between 1994 and 1996. Between 1997 and 1999 he turned out for the Colorado Rapids, signing with English club Fulham in 1999. Unable to become the first-choice goalkeeper at Fulham, he enjoyed loan spells with Rochdale and Reading, before signing permanently with Reading...
Damir Velagic

Damir Velagic

Varsity Asst. Coach
NHS Alumni 2010
Hello, my name is Damir Velagic. I was born in Bosnia in 1992 and I have been living in the states since 1999. I’m a very outgoing person who loves sports, music and spending time with my family and friends. I played soccer up until the age of 20 competitively. I knew coaching was where...
Tao Shen

Tao Shen

JV Coach
Tao brings collegiate head coaching experience from both Bellevue Community College and Skagit Valley College. His women’s program at Bellevue was a perennial playoff contender. In addition, he worked to change the academic culture of Bellevue’s men’s program. His first year, he mentored five players on the all NWAACC academic team which tied for the...
Eren Yazici

Eren Yazici

Frosh Coach
Eren is a 2016 graduate of Newport High School. Eren is experiencing  his first High School coaching experience as the Assistant Coach for the C Team. Eren is also serving as the Game Announcer for our Varsity games.
Brendan Koch

Brendan Koch

Asst. Coach
NHS Alumni 2012
Played for Newport Select, Issaquah Arsenal and Eastside FC Won state championship with Eastside in 2012 Two year Varsity Letter winner at Newport High school, Captain senior year Kingco 4A Honorable mention 2012 Played at Edmonds Community College   –  North Region Champions   –  NWAACC Semi-finalists Coached Sounders FC Summer Camps Assistant Coach at...