The Bellingham United are happy to announce Jason Conway as their new Head Coach. Jason has been a soccer staple in Bellingham since 1997 and is excited to take the helm of the United.
“I look forward to working with the players and staff of the United as well as continuing and enhancing my community involvement as I’ve done since 1997” – Coach Conway. Conway added he’d like to see the outdoor team achieve the same success as the indoor team and is excited to work towards that goal. He is also excited about the opportunity to work with WFC Rangers to offer training and development opportunities for players who deserve an opportunity to work with higher level players and have the ambition to play for their home town club.
Jason was born in Dublin, Ireland where he played for local clubs in the Dublin area up to the age of 18. Jason also played Gaelic Football for his home town club. When he was 19, Jason took a summer job with the YMCA in Spokane and flew to the United States in June 1992. He spent three more summers returning from Ireland before he moved permanently to Spokane in the fall of 1995. While in Spokane, Jason played for a short time for Gonzaga University and from there to Spokane Falls Community College. 1n 1997, Jason decided to move to Bellingham and met his wife Crystal in 1999. In 2017, Jason became a dual citizen of Ireland and the United States.
Jason began his coaching career at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane as an assistant. On moving to Bellingham in 1997, Jason began his 21-year WFC Ranger career. He has coached many teams and players in those years from U12-U19 and he is still a staff coach for the program. In 2013, Jason became the WFC Rangers Boys Technical Director and remained in that role for 4 years. He was also the Technical Director at Bellingham High School in the mid-2000s. Jason has also been part of the State ODP program as an assistant. He currently has his USSF National “D” license and is working on his National “C”.