You can have a bad day with your "touch", but effort is a daily decision: choose to give a 100%"
|License: USSF "A" License
||Youth Play: Playesd with Eastside FC and Washington State ODP
|Crossfire Coach Since: 1999-2002 & 2007
||College Play: Whitworth College, All-American
|Birth Place: Carlisle, England
||Professional Play: Seattle Sounders USISL - A League
|Favorite Player/Team: Steven Gerrard / Liverpool and England
||Memorable Soccer Moment: Playing professional games overseas, and being a part of a Championship in Seattle
BIO: Kieran Barton, most recently an assistant coach of the Gonzaga University women’s soccer staff brings with him more than 13 years of playing experience at the collegiate and professional levels.
In 2002, Barton finished his seventh season with the Seattle Sounders of the USISL A-League. He played more than 2,387 minutes in 26 games, scoring one goal and collecting two assists. He continues to play for the Spokane Shadow of the USL. In the spring of 2005 Barton was named the coach of the Spokane Shadow after working the 2004 season as an assistant coach. He also served as the coach fo the Shadow U-18 girls team which won the 2004 US Club Soccer National Championship in Long Island, New York.
Barton played collegiate soccer for current Gonzaga men’s head coach Einar Thorarinsson at Whitworth College from 1989-93. He earned All-Northwest Collegiate Soccer Conference and NAIA All-America accolades while a member of the Pirates soccer team. The defender also played for the Spokane Shadow from 1996-98 before joining the Sounders.
A 1989 graduate of Mount Si High in Snoqualmie, Wash., he is the son of former Sounders player (1979-84) and assistant coach (1994-96) Frank Barton.
Barton earned a B.S. in biology from Whitworth in 1993. He currently holds his National A & B Coaching license from US Soccer.
Barton and his wife Christina welcomed their first son, Nickolas on May 14, 2005.
1993 Whitworth College BS in Biology
National Coaching License “A” & “B”
College Coaching Experience
2002-06 Gonzaga University Ast. Coach, Women’s D1
Youth Coaching Experience
Riverside High School
2004 US Club Soccer National Championship (Spokane Shadow U17)
2006 US Club Soccer National Camp Staff
Professional Coaching Experience
2004 Spokane Shadow USISL Asst. Coach
2005 Spokane Shadow USISL Head Coach
1989-93 Whitworth College and was named an All American in 1993
1994-02 Seattle Sounders