Joe Waters – Head Coach

Waters hails from Limerick, Ireland where he first began playing soccer as a youth. Throughout his career in the pros he played for teams in Ireland and the U.K. In 1984 Waters came to the United States and began playing for the original Tacoma Stars of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) until he retired in 1992. As his playing career began to wind down, Waters acted as assistant coach to the Tacoma Stars before heading off to coach high school and college level soccer at Bellermine Preparatory School, Gig Harbor High School and Pacific Lutheran University. With Waters’ strong ties to Tacoma and a successful career as both player and coach, owner of the Tacoma Stars Marian Bowers, thought it only natural to bring him on board.