SALEM, Ore. – Capital FC Timbers announced today that Joe Wentworth has been appointed as the club’s new Director of Coaching.

Joe comes to Salem after being the Director of Coaching for the Alaska Youth Soccer Association and State Director for the Alaska Olympic Development Program (ODP). He is finishing his USSF A-Youth License, holds a United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma, and holds his USSF Instructor’s License (making CFC the first club in Oregon to have a certified coach instructor as its director). Wentworth also brings a wealth of relationships and experience through his connections in Alaska, Portland, and throughout the nation due to his former role.

“I want to give kids the tools to enjoy soccer for the rest of their lives,” says Wentworth when asked what his vision is for the club. “I think this happens through their technical skill – their touch, their ability to trap, pass, and run. If we do that, we give kids the ability to enjoy the game for life.”

On a bigger scale, Wentworth has a vision to develop high quality players, strengthen relationships with the Timbers and Thorns, and make more connections with college and university programs.  By creating this kind of atmosphere, Wentworth believes we can create a culture that reaches far beyond just our fields and into the community.

“Joe really represents the values and culture we have at CFC, while also bringing a level of professionalism and experience we’ve never had,” says Collin Box, CFC Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to welcome Joe back to the community.”

Wentworth played at  Cascade College where he studied business. He returns to Capital where his coaching career started 20 years ago. 

Click here to listen to an interview with Wentworth on his new role here at CFC.

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