Born in Denver, CO and raised in Anchorage, AK, Jake Gillen played competitive soccer from his youth to the collegiate level. He played youth soccer with Alaska Goldstrikers, and Spokane Falcons as a member of several state championship teams. Jake also played ODP for AK.
In high school, Jake played 4 years varsity and won two 4A State Championships. He played in college for Spokane Falls Community College and Concordia University where he won a NAIA Cascade Conference Championship and was a 2 time finalist in the NWAAC.
As a coach, Jake has a passion for teaching and working with today’s youth soccer players. He has coached within the Washington youth premier leagues for 7 years, 6 years with HPFC before joining Seattle United in 2011.
Jake currently holds a USSF ’B’ License. Jake is looking to continue his coaching education as a candidate for both the USSF National ‘A’ License as well as .in the near future.
"Possessing the characteristics, skills, and abilities of a top performer and leader lies within one’s own personal values and work ethic. Technical & tactical abilities and integrity can be taught and obtained, but the best make everyone else around them better by raising the standard. This desire comes from within.”
-- Jake Gillen
USSF “B” License
Bachelor of Arts, Business, Concordia University
CPT - American College of Sports Medicine