FC HAWAII COACHES

Experience, Commitment, and Drive

FC Hawaii is staffed by active collegiate and top state prep school coaches, and are Double Goal certified with Positive Coaching Alliance (“PCA”). Coaching advancement and education is encouraged and subsidized by the Club. Our coaches undergo an annual evaluation by the players, parents, and FC Hawaii’s Director of Coaching.


The Club maintains relationships with many of the Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Soccer Programs. Our dedicated staff will assist student athletes with college applications, referrals, and recruitment videos.

DIRECTORS

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DAVID TRIFONOVITCH

Director of Soccer

David has been coaching soccer for 40 years. He is proud to bring his years of experience to FC Hawaii as the Director of Soccer. From toddler through elite professional teams, he has coached and played at every level of soccer. He has coached Club, AYSO, ODP, Men’s teams and Hawaii’s Professional team Hawaii Tsunami Pro. For the past 13 years, he has been the Punahou Varsity boys’ Head Coach and Boys’ Program Director.

  • US Soccer National B license

  • US Soccer Grassroots Instructor

  • USC Goalkeeper Diploma

  • USC Member since 1993

SOUK "OTH" NGONETHONG

DOC Olders

Oth has been involved in coaching youth soccer for 25 years. He has been a Punahou Varsity Boys’ Soccer coach for the past 13 years.  He played professionally in Oregon with the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL); Portland Pride, and the Western Soccer League (WSL); Portland Timbers.

  • USC National Coaching Diploma

CHRIS CLEVELAND

DOC Youngers

Chris has been leading the  FC Hawaii Youngers program for 4 years. Highlights:

  • 2019 Surf Cup Finalist (BU10)

  • 2019,18,17,16: League Champion (B'09)

  • 2019,18,17: League Champion (B'10)

  • 2018,17: PDC Champion (B'10)

  • 2019: League Champion (BU7)

  • 3 players invited by FC Barcelona 

He has served as Offensive Coordinator for Punahou Soccer for 5 years. Highlights include:

  • 2019,18,16,15 HHSAA Champion

  • USC National Coaching Diploma

  • USC Futsal Diploma

COACHING STAFF

 
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