Director of Coaching

Mutanda Kwesele, Blackhills FC Director Of Coaching

Education and Qualifications
USSF National “A” Youth Coaching License
U.S. Soccer Federation Chicago, IL August 2021
Master in Teaching
Seattle University Seattle, WA June 2016
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Seattle University Seattle, WA 2009

Work Experience
In addition to extensive work coaching soccer at all ages and a variety of levels, I have
the priceless experience of crafting and implementing a program aimed at tackling the
lack of access to soccer for marginalized populations. I am the Founder & Director of
THE RISING POINT, LLC, which is an organization that I started in Seattle, WA for the
purpose of using soccer to develop quality people and build community. By developing
partnerships with schools in predominantly underserved and disadvantaged areas, we use
the game to provide an exceptional and accessible learning environment through athletic
engagement, academic support, and peer mentorship. At the Rising Point, we play to be
the authors of our story. We play to discover our collective excellence. We play to build
community. For our children and for a better world, we reach higher.
The Rising Point film (8 minutes)

Coaching Experience
• Columbus Crew SC Academy, u14 Head Coach August 2019 – June 2021
• Rainier Beach High School (Seattle) Boys Varsity Coach Spring 2018 - 2019
• US Club Soccer id2 National Identification Program December 2017, 2018
• Snohomish United Soccer Club Fall 2016 – Spring 2019
• Pacific Northwest Soccer Club Spring 2014 - 2016
• SYSA Soccer in Schools Coach Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
• Mount Rainier High School Girls Varsity Assistant Coach Fall 2012, 2013