Coaching Bio

Gordon Young

UEFA Pro Licensed and UEFA Youth Licensed Coach and International Coaching Instructor
Former Assistant Head Coach, Dundee United Mens' 1st team
Former Academy Manager, Sheffield United FC
Former Academy Director and 1st team Coach, Motherwell FC

Gavin Glinton

Impact Soccer welcomed its first former MLS player to our coaching
staff in October, 2012. Gavin Glinton grew up in Livermore and played
for the L.A. Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes and the Turks and Caicos
National Team - even spending some time playing soccer professionally
abroad. Gavin coached at his alma mater, Bradley University in Illinois,
before settling here in our hometown. Gavin recently achieved the USSF
National A License, the level of MLS coaches.

Lance Welker

Lance Welker brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to Impact, joining the
Club in 2016. He has a 17 year coaching career leading college and youth teams:
  • Heritage HS Girls Varsity Assistant Coach
  • Ballistic United U9-U14 Elite & Academy teams
  • Sonoma County Alliance U11,U14,U15 Girls Premier teams
  • Sherwood YSC, Oregon - DOC
  • Salem United SC, Oregon - DOC
  • Missouri Valley College, Marshall MO - Head Men's & Women's Soccer Coach
  • Butte United SC, Chico, CA - Head Trainer U11-U14 Boys teams
  • FC Niederurnen Junioren, Switzerland - Head Coach U12-14s
Played for Semi-Pro and Pro teams:
  • Chico Rooks, USISL, National Semi-Finalists
  • San Francisco All Blacks, USISL
  • FC Niederurnen, Switzerland
  • Palo Alto Firebirds, USISL, National Champions
  • Tulsa Renegades, USISL
Lance has held a USSF National B Coaching license since 2010.