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community outreach director
Carlos Enriquez joined Seattle United in year one as a founding coach with a combination of playing and coaching experience. In 2013 he became the club’s Community Outreach Director, serving as an ambassador of the club to the greater Seattle community. He has run a Soccer In School’s program in the Seattle Public Schools since 2013, bringing soccer sessions to elementary schools across the district.
His youth playing experience includes 4 years playing for Garfield HS men’s soccer squad, and for the LVR Crew, who played in the P3 division. Upon graduation, Carlos attended Seattle University and played on the Seattle University FC club team. He played on the area’s Hispanic League All Star team as well as many other local Hispanic league teams such as Tecos in La Liga (Seattle), Mayas, and Auto Nation.
Carlos has also experience in the coaching ranks. He has been coaching at the SYSA select/premier since 2008, including a 2009 BU16 State Championship with the Capitol Hill RedHawks before SU. In his time at this level, he has lead teams to State Championships and State Finalist’s positions. He has served as the Garfield HS Boys head coach since 2013, bringing the first WIAA State Title in the schools history in 2018 in addition to a Metro Championship the same year. The program went through a 5 year spell qualifying to State in that time and made 2 State Final appearances. Prior to Garfield and SU coaching, Carlos also coached at the middle school level at Washington MS, winning 3 Championships in that time.
In addition to his coaching experience, Carlos has earned a USSF National D License in Spanish and a USSF C License in 2019. Besides USSF courses, he has studied the tactical and psychological components of the game for many years on his own and through different courses including- NSCAA, FCE, WIAA, amongst others.
Carlos lived in Mexico and the US throughout his childhood and teen years, gaining a love and passion for the game from both sides of the border. His love for soccer was cemented in Seattle, but his understanding of diversity and community comes from his living experience from both countries. He studied philosophy and cultural anthropology at Seattle University and you can bet he will be rooting for Mexico in all World Cups!