Slind has over 20 years of soccer experience on multiple levels, from playing in the Washington Olympic Development Program as a youth, to owning and working with various soccer academies, to traveling internationally to compete semi-professionally.
Slind earned his B.A. from The Master’s College in Newhall, Calif., where he and his team qualified for the national tournament three times and he earned an NCCAA Championship Ring and multiple awards, including All-District, All-Regional, and Umbro All-American honors. Slind coached at Whitworth University, under the now Oregon State men’s coach Steve Simmons, and also coached at the high school level at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane. Click here to read full biography.
Tao Shen 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 best in the league. During his second year, he retained eight out of ten recruits to maintain their academic eligibility at the junior college level. He also helped many student-athletes play at the four-year and professional levels.
Before becoming a coach, Shen played collegiately at both Concordia University and Spokane Community College and semi-professionally in both the outdoor and indoor settings. Shen is excited to be part of the Trinity Lutheran men's soccer program, where he will continue with his passion in coaching and the opportunity to mentor quality student-athletes. Click here to read full biography.