DIRECTOR



PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

TRIP ELLIS

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2013-Current FC Richmond Director of Coaching
  • 2000-2013 FC Richmond Assistant Director of Coaching
  • United States Soccer Federation "National Youth" Coaching License
  • United States Soccer Federation "International Coaches Workshop", Rio De Janiero, Brazil 
  • Former Virginia Olympic Development Program District & State Team Coach (ODP)
  • Have Played or Coached in over 12 different countries on over 21 International trips throughout South America, Europe, & the Caribbean Islands.

PROFESSIONAL PLAYING CAREER

  • 2000 Member of the Raleigh Capital Express Pro Soccer team (A-League)
  • 1997-2000 Member of the Richmond Kickers Pro Soccer team (A-League)
     
      • 1998 Atlantic Division Champions
      • 1998 A-League Regular Season Champions with a record of 21-7 
      • A-League Team of the Week selection 1998 & 1999
  • 1996-1998 2nd round draft pick, and Member of the Philadelphia Kixx of the NPSL (National Professional  Indoor Soccer League).

 AMATEUR PLAYING CAREER

  • 1997 Member of the Delaware Wizards of the USISL (Pro/Amateur League).
  • 1996 Member of the Orlando Lions of the USISL (Pro/Amateur League).
  • 1994 Member of the Philadelphia Freedom of the USISL (Pro/Amateur League).

 COLLEGE PLAYING CAREER

  • 1995-1996, NCAA Division I Full Soccer Scholarship; University of South Florida

      • 1995 & 1996 C-USA All-Star Team Selection
      • 1996 C-USA Champions
      • 1995 and 1996 Co-Captain
      • 1996 NCAA Ranked 10th in the Nation
      • 1996 NCAA Tournament Appearance  

  • 1992-1995, NCAA Division I Full Soccer Scholarship; Philadelphia University (Formerly Philadelphia Textile)
      • 1992 Philadelphia Soccer Seven All-Star Team
      • 1992 Soccer Seven Champions
      • 1994 Co-Captain

 YOUTH PLAYING CAREER

  • United States Region I Team Member 1989-1992
  • Virginia State Olympic Development Team Member 1987-1992
  • NSCAA All-South Team Selection 1989-1992
  • Bethesda Mustang U18 Maryland State Cup Champion 1992
  • FC Richmond Magic U17 Virginia State Cup Champion 1990
  • Puma USA All-Star Team 1986-1987 Selected to travel to Argentina and Brazil to compete in the 2nd Annual "Pele" Tournament                                                    


Trip & Tim with Brazilian star Zico.
Zico Played in the '82 & '86 World Cups
and is one of the best players to ever play.


Trip with Brazilian star Zinho.
Zinho won the '94 World Cup with Brazil.


Trip as a young player with Brazilian great,
Pele, at his home in Santos, Brazil