Regional League Program Head Coach
2006 (U16) Head Coach
Cory Hand has been coaching soccer for the past 19 years. Those 19 years include experience as a youth soccer coach, Regional Training Center Director for Oregon Olympic Development Program (ODP), Coach for Regional ODP, US National Team Staff for National Training Centers, Head Coach in the WPSL, Head High School Coach, and 7 years as a Collegiate Head Coach. He has had players called up to 5 different national teams, specializes in helping players to be placed on college teams, and has enjoyed watching a strong handful continue on to a professional contract.
2003/2004 (U19) Head Coach
Esteban grew up playing premier club soccer in Southern California, within the Chivas USA (Major League Soccer “MLS” Academy).
He went on to play professionally for one of the United States most historic clubs, the New York Cosmos and for an additional 3 seasons internationally in the Colombian Professional League.
Esteban has a wealth of experience in a variety of age groups coaching youth soccer. Most recently, he has been coaching with the Westside Timbers Soccer Club at the 2006 & 2003 age groups on the women’s side of the game. Both teams have either participated in OYSA State Cup Finals or been crowned State Champions, while going on to participate in Far West Regionals, representing the state of Oregon.
Esteban is also the Head Coach for the Thorns Pre-Academy 2011 team and will be the Co-Head Coach of the 2003/2004 (U19) ECNL Regional League team a collaboration between Westside Timbers and the Thorns Academy.
Esteban is Nationally certified with his USSF “D” Coaching License.
2005 (U17) Head Coach
2005 (U17) Assistant Coach
Coaching the past 11 years. Lauren has extensive experience including youth teams, professional academy programs, National Championship Futsal, and Collegiate Soccer Camps. Lauren has coached in 4 different countries: USA, Sweden, Norway, and Australia. As a player, Lauren played at University of Mt. Olive and has played professionally overseas in 6 different countries. Additionally, she competed in the Champions League for KFF Vllaznia (Albania).
2006 (U16) Assistant Coach
Sam Piccinini played as a 4-Year Starter at Northwest University, 4-year All-Conference, and an All-American. Played her youth years at Westside Timbers winning several State Championships. She is currently a nurse at OHSU.
2007 (U15) Head Coach
Nicole LaTourette played club soccer for Tualatin and Westside Timbers. She was also a member of the first Thorns Academy team in 2014-2015. Nicole played 4 years of soccer at the Nationally Ranked Colorado School of Mines. She was team captain, All-American, and program record holder as the #4 all-time Goal Scorer and #4 all-time points. Nicole also competes on the Westside Timbers WPSL team and received all-conference honors alongside NWSL draft pick and Portland Thorns stand-out, Morgan Weaver.
Nicole has six years of coaching experience working with various youth age groups. At the collegiate level she has helped run and coach ID camps and youth camps. She is currently the head coach of the Westside Timbers 07G TS Copa team.