Alex Chursky

Alex Chursky

Born in Burnaby, Canada, Alex Chursky has over 20 years of experience at competitive youth, collegiate and national levels as a player and coach.

A part of Seattle United’s coaching leadership since its inaugural year, Alex serves as the U10-U14 Boys Youth Director.

During his time as a center forward for Seattle University, Alex played a crucial role in the school’s NCAA Division II National Championship in 2004, starting every game for the Redhawks in an undefeated 22-0-1 season. Alex scored 32 goals and had 24 assists in 63 starting appearances, and finished in the top 5 for all-time goals, assists, and points in school history.

Chosen as the Greater Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2003, Alex also equaled a conference record with a streak of 10 consecutive games where he scored or assisted a goal in the 2004 season. He was inducted into the Seattle University Hall of Fame in 2010.

Alex earned a call up to the U20 Canadian National Team and joined the squad for training camps in Duisburg, Houston, Charleston, Guadalajara and Vancouver. Alex made appearances in two internationals against Germany and United States, scoring the game-winning goal against the US in a 2-1 victory.

While playing for Decatur High School, Alex led the team in back-to-back State Championships in 2001 and 2002, with the school going undefeated in both seasons. Alex finished as the school’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 67 goals, and was named 2002 Boy’s National High School Player of the Year by studentsports.com as well as a McDonald’s All-American.

During his youth club career, Alex won three consecutive State Championships with Federal Way United Storm from 1998 to 2000, and made it to the Far-West Regional Semi-Final in 1999, as well as the Quarter-Finals in 1998 and 2000.

Alex finished his playing career with Seattle Wolves FC in the USL-PDL in 2009, where he helped the organization to its first appearance in the national playoffs after scoring a hat-trick against U23 Portland Timbers in a 3-2 divisional playoff victory.

DoC Jimmy McAlister on Alex Chursky
“Alex comes from a soccer family and this has enabled him to accomplish so much in the game at such an early stage in his career.  He has an outstanding playing history and is now making his mark in the coaching arena.  Alex has much to give to the children of Seattle and we are fortunate that he is joining Seattle United, Alex has a bright future with the club and as a coach.”

Qualifications/Education
USSF “C” License
Master of Sport Administration and Leadership, Seattle University
Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, Seattle University

Coaching Experience
2012- Head Coach, Seattle United B99 Copa
2011- Head Coach, Seattle United B00 Copa
2010-2012 Head Coach, Seattle United B94 Tango
2010-2011 Head Coach, Seattle United B99 Tango
2010-2011 Head Coach, Seattle United B99 South Blue
2010-2011 B99 Director, Seattle United
2006-2010 Director, PFSC
2008-2009 Head Coach, HPFC B94 Blue
2007-2009 Gr. Assistant Coach, Seattle University Men’s Team
2007-2009 Assistant Coach, Nortac B90

Playing Experience
2008-2009 Seattle Wolves FC
2004-2006 Hibernian Saints
2002-2005 Seattle University
2002-2003 U20 Canada National Team
1999-2002 Decatur High School
1996-2002 FWU Storm
1995-1996 FWU Azzurri
1993-1995 SWU Heat

Playing Honors
2010 Hall of Fame, Seattle University
2005 USASA National Champion, Hibernian Saints
2004 NCAA Division II National Champion, Seattle University
2004 All Far-West Regional Team, Seattle University
2003 GNAC Player of the Year, Seattle University
2002 National Player of the Year, Decatur High School
2002 McDonald’s All-American, Decatur High School
2002 Washington State Player of the Year, Decatur High School
2002 WIAA State Champion, Decatur High School
2001 WIAA State Champion, Decatur High School
2000 Washington State Champion, FWU Storm
1999 Washington State Champion, FWU Storm
1998 Washington State Champion, FWU Storm
1994 Washington State Champion, SWU Heat
1993 Washington State Champion, SWU Heat

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