Richard Reece spent six seasons as the Huskies' goalkeeping coach, beginning in 2004 and ending in 2009 when he left the Huskies to become a full time club director and coach for the USL under 20 and PDL Washington Crossfire club teams.
In 2011, Reece returned to the Huskies sidelines as the goalkeeper coach under new head coach Jamie Clark. During his first season back on the sidelines, Reece helped goalkeeper Spencer Richey to nine shutouts on the year and one of the best seasons by a UW keeper in school history.
Reece, a native of Cullercoats, England, mentored UW goalkeepers Chris Eylander and Rylan Hawkins, both of whom etched their names in the Husky record books under his tutelage and earned All-Pac-10 honors. Eylander went on to have an outstanding career with the MLS' Seattle Sounders, while Hawkins came back from a serious facial injury to post a career year his senior season and establish himself as one of the top keepers in the Pac-10.
Reece holds the prestigious UEFA "A" along with the USSF "A" coaching license, a USSF National Goalkeeping License, a USSF Youth license, a NSCAA Premier Diploma, a NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.
In addition to his duties at UW, Reece is the Assistant Head Boys Coach for the Region IV Olympic Development Program. He has worked with youth national teams on both the mens and women's programs as a GK coach. Reece is a NSCAA national staff instructor and also served as the NSCAA Technical Director for Washington.
He currently a Director at Crossfire Premier and coaches all the clubs goalkeepers as well coaching the ECNL teams and assisting the US Academy Development teams. He also coached the national-ranked Emerald City '92 girls team which won numerous state and league championships and produced many collegiate and national team players.
Reece came to Seattle from Houston, Texas, where he had been the Director of Goalkeeping for the Eclipse Soccer Club since 2001. While coaching in Houston, Reece mentored goalkeepers onto youth national and All-American teams.
A goalkeeper himself, Reece spent six years playing professional and semipro soccer. Reece and his wife Brooke reside in Mill Creek with their daughter Jazzy Rose.