Chad Powell returned for his third year with the NFC Roja Soccer Club. Currently, Powell coaches the Roja 06 Premier team.
Powell is in his 15th year coaching at the club level in Nebraska. Originally a boy's coach, Powell started his career with the Bellevue Soccer Club (2001-06). He spent six seasons with the Phoenix Futbol Club (2009-15) before joining NFC and NFC Roja in 2016.
Powell was a four-year letter winner at Bellevue University. He has two daughters, Hayden and Zoe, who play for NFC Roja.
US Soccer 'E' License
Q&A with Coach Powell
Why did I choose to coach at NFC Roja?
What drew my attention to NFC was the players that love to play, and coaches want what is best for the players. You can have this tremendous philosophical approach in a club that sounds good, but NFC has been a club that stands behind it. They are not only about developing soccer players but developing life skills through the game that will continue with them long term.
Why do I coach?
I love to see players develop and learn on and off the field, all while having fun. Some players progress faster than others, but when the 'Ah-ha' moment clicks or the player(s) don't notice it, that's the beauty of coaching. I've coached several players to play other sports (basketball, football, wrestling, and tennis) aside from strictly soccer.