Men's Soccer Head Coach
Head Coach Aaron Howe
Head Coach Aaron Howe
Aaron Howe has been the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Shoreline Community College since 2011. He led them to the NWAACC quarterfinals this past season and has not had a losing season. He recently took on the dual role of Head Men's Soccer Coach.
Howe has earned a United States Soccer Federation National B License and a US Youth Soccer National Youth License.
Aaron has NCAA Division I coaching experience at his alma-mater Gonzaga University with the women's program. Aaron attended Gonzaga for his Masters in Sports Management after earning a Bachelors in Psychology and Advertising at Washington State University. Aaron taught fitness and physical education courses at Gonzaga University (including a co-course with Gonzaga Men's Assistant Basketball Coach Tommy Lloyd) as well as developed the reserve team program on the women's side. While at Gonzaga he also managed the physical education office and AAPHERD conference sponsorships. Aaron was a member of the Gonzaga University Graduate Student Board and was one of two graduate student members on the Gonzaga University Graduate School Council composed of professors and the Graduate School Dean.
Aaron has additional college coaching experience at the Community Colleges of Spokane where he was mentored by Cor van der Meer who was formerly a junior Dutch National team keeper and wrote "Coaching Soccer Successfully," with Roy Rees of the Dallas Texans. While at CCS Aaron managed gym operations and taught courses in health and wellness. The CCS team advanced to the NWAACC quarterfinals and all starters received scholarship offers to play at the NCAA Division I, Division II and NAIA levels.
Aaron played soccer and rugby up through the college level at South Puget Sound and Washington State University as a defender and wing. He competed in football through high school as a wide receiver and cornerback and was a chess champion as a youth.
Aaron was the WestSound F.C. Academy Director of Youth Development and Head Coach for the Girls '93 team which won the Challenge Cup in 2012 and moved 14 players on to becoming collegiate student-athletes including two to Shoreline. His former club experience includes helping direct the winter youth academies at Washington Premier where he was a head and assistant coach and helped lead a second division team to the quarterfinals of the Championship Cup. While at Snohomish United he led his U14 third division team to the elimination round of Championship Cup. He has also trained the San Diego Surf U18 ECNL Men's team while in California for the U.S. Soccer Federation coaching schools.
His leadership and management experience includes directing summer camps for the Cor van der Meer Soccer School, the Cor van der Meer Goalkeeping School in the Dutch player development model. He also interned for the Seattle Sounders in management and worked in public relations and marketing while helping manage game-day operations.
He is proud of his player development including two junior college players into NCAA Division II and NAIA All-American's. His two-year goal keeper and captain at Shoreline Lauren Schoonover accepted an NCAA Division II scholarship at Wingate University (N.C.), an NCAA tournament qualifier. He is also very proud of his former club and academy players who have gone on to scholarships and all conference status at schools like St. Mary's, Oregon State University, Montana State University-Billings, St. Martin's University, Willamette University, Pacific University and Pacific Lutheran University.