Coaching Staff

Varsity

Coach Tatro started in 2014 as the boy's program head coach. Prior to the 2015 season Coach Tatro was the C-team coach. In his first season in charge the Eagles won a conference championship- the first in program history. The 2018 season will be his fifth season in charge and holds a 30-17-6 career record at Issaquah. In 2014 he was awarded the Star Times Coach of the year award by Seattle Times as the top boys soccer coach in the area.

Prior to joining the Issaquah staff, Coach Tatro was a standout player in the area. In 2003, he helped lead Newport to a #1 national high school ranking and a Washington state title. Following a formidable high school career he began playing collegiality at Edmonds Community College and Northwest University. He also played locally for Semi-professional team, Seattle Wolves FC.

Since then he has coached locally for Bellevue FC, Eastside FC, and Northwest University. He has been a youth coach for the past 13 years.

Coach Tatro works at Issaquah Middle School as a Health and fitness teacher.

Coach lives in North Bend with his wife Heather, and Son Crosby.

Varsity Assistant - Marc Kirkpatrick

Varsity Assistant / Goal Keeper coach - Jeff Koch

JV - Gary Shane

Gary Shane recently joined the program. Gary played soccer as a youth and adult, including for Wilson High School and in college for Tacoma Community College (elected Captain) and club soccer at Western Washington University. He been a youth soccer coach for almost 20 years, with a USSF National D coaching license and a successful track record of coaching club soccer.

Since moving to Issaquah about 20 years ago, he has been a successful club select coach at Issaquah FC and before that for the Issaquah Soccer Club (now the ISC Gunners). In 2013, he coached the Issaquah Soccer Club 94 Red team to the Boys U19 Washington State Challenge Cup championship...a team that included several IHS players!

Gary’s coaching philosophy is to instill a lifelong love of soccer while striving to improve player fitness, strengthen technical and tactical skills, and mentor responsible behavior and good sportsmanship; in a fun and encouraging environment. He has a wife (Laurel), two sons (Alex and Carter) and a daughter (Jessie). Alex (2013) and Jess (2014) graduated from Issaquah High (both played soccer for IHS), and Carter is currently a sophomore at Skyline (he plays soccer and football).

Fresh/Soph. - Chase Harmon

Chase has a passion for youth development and soccer. Growing up in Gig Harbor, he played for Harbor F.C. for six years and played midfield/forward for Gig Harbor High School. Chase wanted to focus on other passions at Seattle Pacific University and therefore decided not to play in college. After Graduating with a Business degree from SPU, Chase has continued to play soccer at a semi-pro level. With his job as a Community Director for Young Life in Issaquah, Chase is very excited to be developing future talent for the program and unleashing leadership skills amongst his players.