FUSION (Girls) Coaches

FME is honored and fortunate to have such dedicated volunteer select coaches for our Fusion (girls) Select Program.

This is our 2017-18 Season List of Select Coaches:

Birth Year Team Coach Email


Kent Cross fusion99-00@fmesoccer.org


Tom Pierson fusion01@fmesoccer.org
03 Fusion Kelly Rettko fusion03@fmesoccer.org
04 Fusion Jesse Poplawski fusion04@fmesoccer.org
05 Fusion Todd Phillips fusion05@fmesoccer.org
07 Fusion Nathan Oren fusion07@fmesoccer.org
08 Fusion - Development Travis Hull fusion08@fmesoccer.org

FUSION Coach Bios
  • Kent Cross - Fusion 99/00 Head Coach

    Coach Kent Cross has been a head coach for FME at the Rec & Select level for 10 years.  His teams have experienced success by winning the Rec Cup, NPSL Div. 1, multiple summer tournaments and was a finalist for the Founders State Cup.  Coach Cross played competitive soccer as a youth and adult.  He received First Team All-League as a Goalkeeper in high school and he earned a soccer scholarship for a local college.   As a coach he holds his USSL-E and USSL-D License.  Coach Cross has been an educator for the past 25 years.    

  • Tom Pierson - Fusion 01 Head Coach
    Coaches Tom Pierson, Brian Shelton, and Jeff Breland are the coaching staff for the Fusion 01 select team.  The team has seen great successes over the years: winning the State Rec Cup, Finalist in the state Founders Cup, NPSL Div 1 Championship, and multiple tournaments wins.  Coach Pierson has an E license and has been coaching with FME for 15 years and has three players all in the club.  Coach Brian has a D license and has been coaching with FME for 20 years and has had three children in the club, his youngest stills plays.  Coach Jeff has been coaching with FME for 10 years and has had players in the club for the last 15, his youngest still plays as well. 

  • Kelly Rettko - Fusion 03 Head Coach

    Coach Kelly Rettko has coached at FME for 7 years and has a USSF-E license.  She also coached at Gig Harbor for 3 years & Federal Way for 3 years.  She has played soccer for 30 years both at the Collegiate and Senior level.  As a player she won NAIA Div 1 District 1 Championships  and WSWSA League, State, Regional & National Titles.                            

    Coach Doug Rettko has also coached at FME for 7 years and has a USSF-E license.  Doug coached for three years in Federal way and  played for 25 years as a keeper at the youth, high school and competitive adult leagues/tournaments.

  • Jesse Poplawski - Fusion 04 Head Coach

    Coach Poplawski has coached at FME for 8 years and has a USSF-E & USSF-D license.  His team has won multiple  leagues and tournaments and when the team was much younger won a Rec Cup Title.  The girls most recently made it as finalists in the Founders State Cup that concluded this past January.  "Promoting a love of the game and the fundamentals of soccer are paramount to this teams success".  Coach Poplawski  has also served on the FME board and is involved in a variety of other sports within the community.

  • Todd Phillips - Fusion 05 Head Coach

    Coach Phillips has coached at FME for 6 years and has a USSF-E license.   He and his family are involved with multiple sports within the Fife, Milton, Edgewood Community.

  • Nathan Oren - Fusion 07 Head Coach

    Coach Oren has coached at FME for 5 years and has a USSF-F license with an E license in the works.

  • Travis Hull - Fusion 08 DEV Head Coach

    Coach Hull has coached at FME soccer for 8 years and has a USSF-E License.  He served as the FMEJSC Vice President for 2 years.   Coach Hulls coaching philosophy is to develop the skills & confidence of our players so they can pursue success both in soccer and in life.  His favorite phrase of encouragement to his girls is, "Play Hard, Have Fun".     "Success is a peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable".  -Coach John Wooden


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