Coaches

who we are

Girls Head Coach

Becky Hogan

Alma Mater:  University of Nebraska

Graduating Year:  1998

Licensing:  USSF A License, NSCAA Premiere License, USSF National Youth License

Coach Hogan was a three-time All-Big 12 selection for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1995-98 and was named to the All-Big 12 Tournament team following her senior season. Her team also captured three Big 12 tournament titles (1996, ’97, and ’98) while advancing to the NCAA’s Sweet 16 in 1997 and 1998 as well as the Elite 8 in 1996. Hogan also served as a team captain during her senior season.

Following her collegiate career Hogan played professionally for several professional teams including the RushSLC of the Women’s Premier Soccer League, the Boston Breakers of the WUSA, and the Chicago Cobras and Denver Diamonds of the W-League.  Hogan played in the Adidas summer league in Portland, OR and she was a member of the Region IV team for the Olympic Festival.

Hogan has coached exclusively at the Division I level as an assistant coach at Idaho State and Winthrop University.  Prior to that experience she coached at the club and high school levels, heading up the Utah Avalanche and Utah Rush Soccer Clubs as well as the Skyline Eagles women’s soccer program.  Most recently she was the head coach at Southern Utah University for 6 years.

Coach Hogan earned a degree in English from Nebraska in 1998 and later received a secondary teaching certification from Weber State in 2009.  Hogan went on to earn two Master's Degrees from Idaho State University, one in communication and rhetorical studies and one in P.E. and athletic administration.


Girls Assistant Coach & Boys Head Coach

Jamie Smith

Alma Mater:  Idaho State University

Graduating year:  2005

Licensing: USSF D License

Jamie has a USSF National “D” License. Jamie has coached on and off for the last 10 years. She was the assistant coach for the boys’ varsity team at Centennial High School in Pocatello Idaho. She has coached many recreation seasons and has been a trainer for a U8 academy. She has played since she was 4. She was a 4-year varsity starter in high school. She played competitively with Nemesis from Las Vegas and was on the Nevada 83 ODP team for 3 years. She received a scholarship to Idaho State University where she played 2 years before injury. She currently plays with the Mayhem women’s team and many coed teams. Jamie’s coaching philosophy is – Trust, Respect, Attitude


Goal Keeper Coach (boys & girls)

Brian Smith

Brian has the USSF National “E” license and a level 2 goalkeeper Diploma. He has been coaching for two years. He has been playing since High School and is still playing. Brian’s coaching philosophy is - Coaching Philosophy-Using soccer in a fun environment to educate and prepare kids for life and teaching them technical skills.

Boys Program Director and Varsity Head Coach

Oli Brittain

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Boys JV Head Coach

Greg Ferrie

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Boys Assistant Coach

Pace Ford

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Boys Assistant Coach

Tyler Johnson

Alma Mater: BYU- Idaho

Graduating year: 2018

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Boys Assistant Coach

John Evans

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Boys Assistant Coach

Wade Aitken-Palmer

Alma Mater:  Missouri University of Science & Technology

Graduating year:  2010

Licensing: In progress.

Coach Aitken-Palmer is excited about the opportunity combine his passions for soccer and teaching at the Real Salt Lake Academy High School where he coaches and teaches physics, engineering, and astronomy.

Wade played NCAA Division II soccer for the Missouri University of Science & Technology where he obtained his B.S. in mechanical engineering.  Following graduation, he completed his graduate program at Michigan Tech University.  This program allowed Wade to work as physics teacher in Ghana with the US Peace Corps while obtaining his M.S. in mechanical engineering.

Wade grew up in Kansas City playing youth soccer for the KC Legends, who won multiple state cup championships.  He played varsity soccer at Blue Valley West High School where he was a member of the 2004 Kansas 5A high school state championship team, where he was named as a 1st team All-State defender