Casey Rummel coached the LWHS boys' C Team last season. In the fall of 2019, he began his first season as head coach of the Newport High School girls' varsity team. Casey is in his second year as an English teacher at LWHS, having relocated from Oakland, CA, where he taught English and coached both boys' and girls' Varsity soccer in nearby Richmond, CA from 2013-2018.
Growing up, Casey played soccer in local leagues, but chose basketball over soccer in high school. He currently plays soccer in adult leagues around Seattle, where he lives. Though he stopped playing for a few years, his love for the game never dwindled. He has always been passionate about all aspects of “the beautiful game,” from tactics to psychology to player development. His coaching philosophy centers on the belief that mindset, attitude, and effort are more important than talent; in addition to the inherent joy of playing and coaching the game itself, he believes that soccer is an ideal medium for developing lifelong character traits like commitment, growth mindset, and teamwork.
Casey is thrilled to take on the challenge of leading the program and looks forward to pushing the program to new heights.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to help these young men develop into better soccer players, better athletes, better community members, and better people."
Dylan Shephard is entering his first year as the Lake Washington Boys’ Soccer Varsity Assistant Coach. Previously, Dylan was the Head of Recruiting and Assistant Coach at Linfield College in 2018 and Head Coach of the 01 and 03 Boys of FC Portland where his 03s won the 2018 state championship.
Growing up, Dylan started playing club level soccer at a young age and never looked back, playing for several clubs in the Greater Seattle area. Dylan graduated from Tahoma High School in 2013 and continued his playing career at Highline Community College and ultimately Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. Shephard captained the Wildcats during his time at Linfield and earned team MVP during his senior year. After graduating, Dylan was offered the opportunity to continue with the program as the Head of Recruiting and Assistant Coach.
He spends his free time still playing and watching soccer whenever he can, European and MLS.
Dylan is excited to get back on the sideline and provide support to the program and help the players grow and continue in their soccer & academic careers. Shephard recently relocated back up to Washington and works as a Sales Coordinator with Kenworth Truck Company.
"Excited to be part of the program and give these young men the opportunity and tools necessary to succeed on and off the field."
Issah Agyeman was born in Ghana and came to the US at the age of 12. He played four years of high school soccer and one year in college. He has coached recreational and club soccer for eight years, and he coaches in the girls' program at Thomas Jefferson High School in the fall.
Issah's favorite soccer players are Paul Pogba and Zinedine Zidane. His favorite coaches are Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, and Jurgen Klopp. He loves to read poetry and history, and he loves Ghanaian food and corn bread.
"I'm excited to be part of the LWHS boys' soccer program; I'm hoping to continue to build on a successful program that been progressing for years. Let's go Kangs!"
Jose Torres is in his first year as a C team head coach at LWHS. Last year Jose was a volunteer C Team assistant. Jose is very excited for this new challenge in his coaching career. He is ready to go to work and expects that the players are, too.
Jose started playing soccer when he was four years old in Mexico City. At 7 years old, he joined Las Vegas City FC as a striker, scoring 63 goals in three seasons. At age 10, Jose joined the Huskies in the Kirkland area, scoring 82 goals in 3 years and helping his team win the league three times. In total, Jose won 10 Championships and lost five finals during his time as a club player. Jose played four years at LWHS as a striker and central midfielder, tallying 12 goals over his time on JV and Varsity. Jose has been invited to a Pumas Seattle tryout, a LA Galaxy 2nd team tryout, and a European showcase.
"I will work tirelessly to help the team improve to win every game and so should the players that are a part of this team! We are coming in with a winning mentality so let’s do this boys!!!!"