Technical Director, Head Coach
Bainbridge Island FC Technical Director Since 2000
UEFA 'B' Coaching License
United Soccer Coaches Advanced National
English F.A. Youth License
Bachelors Degree in Sports Science & Coaching
Phil Avison has long for more than 20 years, and has been the beating heart in a leadership position at Bainbridge Island FC, and it reflects his commitment to innovative coaching, progressive player development and being part of building a club our community can be proud of.
“Bainbridge Island FC, this island and this community are in my blood” said Avison. We continue to have the opportunity and responsibility to build something very special. We build soccer players, build kids and embrace the opportunity to positively impact the young players in our program. We embrace that privilege.
Phil Avison brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences to grow and improve the Bainbridge Island FC program from the ground up. In 2000 when Phil first joined the club the program was a fraction of what we have today. His work at coaching at professional clubs in youth programs in the UK provided Phil experiences to support his new challenge as he moved to live on Bainbridge.
Washington State Competitive Coach of the Year in 2012, a plethora of State titles and extensive experience of coaching Bainbridge Island FC boys and girls of all ages have enabled him to mentor from a position of knowledge and expertise.
Phil’s coaching abilities, teachings, and talents continue benefit to be the basis for developing great players both on and off the field, developing coaches to develop their potential as leaders in the beautiful game.
“I believe in our program, our culture and our belief in doing soccer well. Respect, giving back, freedom to make mistakes and grow, mentoring, work ethic and the best we can be as we strive for excellence, these are the values of our club and what I believe in”.