Director of Player Development - Hillsboro Soccer Club
Resident Small Group Futsal Trainer - Hillsboro Futsal
Woodburn High School - Boys See: Boys from Little Mexico
Portland Timbers Pre-academy/ODP
Westside Timbers Alliance
Director of Coaching - Newberg Soccer Club
Portland Timbers Camps
F.C. Barcelona Camps
Coaching Licenses and Training:
United States Soccer (USSF) A and Y
Argentine Coaches Association (ATFA) Pro and Youth
Brazilian (CBF) Escola Brasileira de Futebol - Level 1 Youth
Peru (FPF) ESEFUL (Highest marks in graduating class - 2000)
NSCAA - Director of Coaching Diploma
Trained by Horst Wein in Youth Development Methodology
Curso de Entrenadores de Futbol Base - Valencia Club de Futbol
MA Education - University of San Francisco
BA Romance Languages - University of Alberta, Canada
University of California - Davis
AS Graphic Design - Foothill College
K-12 Teaching License - National University
Author - "Our Competition is the World"
Bilingual - Spanish/English
Translator of various soccer books for coaching mentor - Horst Wein
United States Youth Soccer National Coach of the Year - 2011
Stan Baker is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and has lived in Portland, Oregon for the past eleven years. He has been married sixteen years to his wife Rocío and has a six year old son - Santi and an 8 month old daughter Sofia.
His teaching experience includes 17 years as a K-12 teacher in both elementary and high school classrooms. He has coached youth soccer for more than twenty years and has lived abroad in Spain as well as in South America. He holds A and Y coaching licenses from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) as well as FIFA recognized licenses from Argentina (ATFA - Pro and Youth) Brazil (CBF - Escola Brasileira de Futebol - Level 1 Youth) and Peru (FPF) ESEFUL.
He is presently the Director of Player Development at Hillsboro Soccer Club and the resident small group trainer at Hillsboro Futsal. He has coached previously at Westside Timbers Alliance (Formerly Westside Metros) as well as with the Portland Timbers Pre-Academy/ODP Program. Stan is bilingual Spanish/English and In his spare time has translated books into both Spanish and English for the Internationally renowned coaching mentor Horst Wein. He is known for his commitment to long-term development and the pursuit of the beautiful game.
Stan's biggest source of pride is in seeing players move up to a new level whether that is at the state level ODP, regional ODP, an id2 National Camp, or the U17 residency in Bradenton. For his service to youth soccer Stan was named United States Youth Soccer's National Coach of the Year - Boys Competitive 2011.