Coaches & Front Office
Lance holds both a USSF National “A” License and USYSA National Youth License. His coaching and managing experience includes 19 years as head coach of high level premier teams in Whatcom FC Rangers, General Manager of WSA Rapids PASL Semi-Pro Indoor Squad, 8 years on the Washington Youth Soccer ODP staff, 3 years as age group head coach and 8 years as Washington Youth Soccer Instructional Staff Coach. Lance played for 3 years at Evergreen State College 1988-1991, with the Bellingham Marlins of the PCSL and was a member of the 2007 men’s Over-30 National Championship Team.
1) How long have you been involved in the game of soccer, as either a player or coach? Assistant Coach, WWU Men’s Soccer (2006-2008) Assistant Coach, WFC Rangers (2005-2009)-helped the BU 17 Gold Team reach the WA Youth Soccer State Championship Final in 2009 Assistant Coach, BUFC (2016-presen
2) How are you currently involved with soccer in Whatcom County other than BUFC? Help with coaching the BU7 and BU9 Eastside Thunder soccer teams for which my sons play.
3) What are your expectations for the players this season? Be a cohesive unit, train hard, and play with pride for the club.
4) What are you excited about being able to bring to the BUFC team? Tactical experience and soccer IQ.
5) What is your favorite soccer memory as of now? 2009 WA Youth State Championship Semifinal; won in penalties…
6) What are you most looking forward to about this 2017 EPLWA season? Being back on the pitch with a good group of players and doing my best to help the club perform at its potential; ideally, win the EPLWA.
Marc has coached for WFC Rangers for more than 30 years, making him the dean of the club’s coaching staff. He also works as an administrator and trainer for Bellingham United’s Junior Hammers program, and previously has served as administrator of the Whatcom Development League (now known as the Rangers Development Program). Prior to joining the Rangers coaching staff, Marc spent six years coaching for the South Snohomish County Youth Soccer Association (now the Northwest Nationals), and he also coached at Edmonds High School and Lynnwood High School. During his 31-year career with the Rangers, Marc has taken five teams to the final four in the state Championship Cup, with three of those teams reaching the championship match and two of those winning state titles. He has coached one Rangers team in the US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals. Marc, who holds the United States Soccer Federation’s ‘C’ national coaching license, played at Mountlake Terrace High School and at Edmonds Community College. “I believe team comes first and non-soccer team bonding is crucial to a team’s success,” Marc says. “I like to introduce team travel with away tournaments so they learn how to represent their team, club and community in a positive way. Soccer skills come first but life skills will be what they take away from their time with the club.”
Jeff McIntyre is the previous owner and first supporter of Bellingham United. Jeff is also the President and co-founder of Ruffneck Scarves, based in Seattle, WA.