Bellevue Athletic FC has named Darrel Marcelle the first head coach in the club’s history.
Marcelle is a 4-year Howard University athlete and alumni. As a youth, he played on the Trinidad and Tobago National Team and later played professionally. After his playing career, he turned his passion and love for the game towards club and player development as a Coach and Trainer. He holds a current USSF A license and several other relevant certifications.
He has coached at the collegiate level throughout his career, working with various colleges such as South Carolina Aiken, Spellman College, Mount St. Mary’s College, Howard University, and Edmonds Community College. He has also coached the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Team, working with the U-17, U-20, and Senior teams.
Marcelle has been involved in every facet of the club since its foundation and has shown that the opportunity to coach BAFC energizes him.
“I am thankful and honored to be a part of the foundation of Bellevue Athletic FC and work closely with the owners, players, and staff to make a change for the better in the community’s professional pathway.”
Living on the east side for the last ten years, Marcelle has strived to create a youth and college soccer development culture. Recently, he partnered with Borussia Dortmund to form a local branch club called BVB International Renton, where local players get an opportunity to demonstrate their skills while on trial with the German club. In his words, the new position with Bellevue Athletic will be another step towards his goal of revolutionizing the soccer community in the area.
“I am excited to have the City of Bellevue as our home with its diversity, community feel, and beauty. This is the ideal city to promote change within the community’s professional development pathways through opportunity, diversity, and love for the game.”