Academy Program Director
Jay Anderson has been the Strikers Academy Director for several years. Jay is a nationally-licensed coach with years of experience coaching and developing players of all ages. Jay is also the long-time varsity coach for Hellgate High School in Missoula, leading the Knights to the Montana high school state championship in 2011 and the runner-up medal in 2008, 2009 and 2014. Jay played soccer for the Missoula Strikers and Sentinel High School before playing at Skagit Valley College, in Mount Vernon, Washington, where he met his fantastic wife Estella. Jay and Estella have 2 children, both of whom are avid soccer players and gymnasts.
“Strikers Academy is the foundation that sets up the players for success in the future. Learning the basic and advanced fundamental skills at an early age allows players to grow with the sport, and be confident with their ball control. Our goal is to provide players with the proper coaching and encouragement for them to gain skill, confidence, and success.” – Jay Anderson