Born in Burnaby, Canada, Alex Chursky has over 20 years of experience at competitive youth, collegiate and national levels as a player and coach. Alex serves as a Staff Coach for Seattle United, where is the U11-U14 Boys Director.
As part of Seattle United’s coaching leadership since its inaugural year, Alex served as Head Coach for the B99 Tango, B99 South Blue, and B94 Tango teams during the 2010/2011 season. Alex led B94 Tango to a 14-0 RCL Div 4 league season, and to the 2012 Challenge Cup Final.
During his time as a center forward for Seattle University, Alex played a crucial role in the school’s NCAA Division II National Championship in 2004, starting every game for the Redhawks in an undefeated 22-0-1 season. Alex scored 32 goals and had 24 assists in 63 starting appearances, and finished in the top 5 for all-time goals, assists, and points in school history.
Chosen as the Greater Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2003, Alex also equaled a conference record with a streak of 10 consecutive games where he scored or assisted a goal in the 2004 season. He was inducted into the Seattle University Hall of Fame in 2010.
Alex earned a call up to the U20 Canadian National Team and joined the squad for training camps in Duisburg, Houston, Charleston, Guadalajara and Vancouver. Alex made appearances in two internationals against Germany and United States, scoring the game-winning goal against the US in a 2-1 victory.
While playing for Decatur High School, Alex led the team in back-to-back State Championships in 2001 and 2002, with the school going undefeated in both seasons. Alex finished as the school’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 67 goals, and was named 2002 Boy’s National High School Player of the Year by studentsports.com as well as a McDonald’s All-American.
During his youth club career, Alex won three consecutive State Championships with Federal Way United Storm from 1998 to 2000, and made it to the Far-West Regional Semi-Final in 1999, as well as the Quarter-Finals in 1998 and 2000.
Alex finished his playing career with Seattle Wolves FC in the USL-PDL in 2009, where he helped the organization to its first appearance in the national playoffs after scoring a hat-trick against U23 Portland Timbers in a 3-2 divisional playoff victory.
Alex will be the head coach of the B00 Copa and the B99 Copa teams for the 2012/2013 season.
DoC Jimmy McAlister on Alex Chursky:
“Alex comes from a soccer family and this has enabled him to accomplish so much in the game at such an early stage in his career. He has an outstanding playing history and is now making his mark in the coaching arena. Alex has much to give to the children of Seattle and we are fortunate that he is joining Seattle United, Alex has a bright future with the club and as a coach.”
• USSF “C” License
• Master of Sport Administration and Leadership, Seattle University
• Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, Seattle University
• 2012- Head Coach, Seattle United B99 Copa
• 2011- Head Coach, Seattle United B00 Copa
• 2010-2012 Head Coach, Seattle United B94 Tango
• 2010-2011 Head Coach, Seattle United B99 Tango
• 2010-2011 Head Coach, Seattle United B99 South Blue
• 2010-2011 B99 Director, Seattle United
• 2006-2010 Director, PFSC
• 2008-2009 Head Coach, HPFC B94 Blue
• 2007-2009 Gr. Assistant Coach, Seattle University Men’s Team
• 2007-2009 Assistant Coach, Nortac B90
• 2008-2009 Seattle Wolves FC
• 2004-2006 Hibernian Saints
• 2002-2005 Seattle University
• 2002-2003 U20 Canada National Team
• 1999-2002 Decatur High School
• 1996-2002 FWU Storm
• 1995-1996 FWU Azzurri
• 1993-1995 SWU Heat
• 2010 Hall of Fame, Seattle University
• 2005 USASA National Champion, Hibernian Saints
• 2004 NCAA Division II National Champion, Seattle University
• 2004 All Far-West Regional Team, Seattle University
• 2003 GNAC Player of the Year, Seattle University
• 2002 National Player of the Year, Decatur High School
• 2002 McDonald’s All-American, Decatur High School
• 2002 Washington State Player of the Year, Decatur High School
• 2002 WIAA State Champion, Decatur High School
• 2001 WIAA State Champion, Decatur High School
• 2000 Washington State Champion, FWU Storm
• 1999 Washington State Champion, FWU Storm
• 1998 Washington State Champion, FWU Storm
• 1994 Washington State Champion, SWU Heat
• 1993 Washington State Champion, SWU Heat
BU11-U14 Youth Program Director, B00 Copa Coach, B99 Copa Coach
Fending off Portland Timbers in 1st round National Playoffs on his way to a hat trick for the Seattle Wolves.
Training with the Seattle Wolves