Adam (Gaff) Leyland, Director of Coaching. Gaff, was the Director for Clackamas United and is currently the Varsity Coach for the LaSalle Girls. In addition he has coached many very successful girls teams at Southside, THUSC, and Crossfire. He is an experienced leader, progressive, and supports our mission and vision of continuing to build a strong community within the Eastside Timbers Football Club.
Gaff will have the overall responsibilities to insure the growth and development of Eastside Timbers as we reach out to the East County to give more children the opportunity to play the game and be an integral part of the Eastside Timbers Football Club Family.
Gaff holds his USSF National “A” license, USSF National Youth license, and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.
Director of Coaching Eastside Timbers & Thorns FC (2016 – Present)
Portland Thorns Academy DA U’19 Head Coach (2016-2018)
La Salle Prep Women’s Varsity Head Coach (2015-2016)
Director of Coaching CUSC (2013-2016)
Lake Oswego & Crossfire OR Team Head Coach (2013-2016)
Assistant Director of Coaching THUSC (2009 – 2011)
Jesuit Men’s Soccer Varsity Assistant (2008-2011)
USYS Region IV Girls ODP Coach (2008 – Present)
Oregon ODP Girls Team Coach (2006-2011)
Southside SC Coach Team Head Coach (2005-2009)
Carly Copplestone - Recreational Soccer Director
Carly comes to EastSide Timbers from England where she was a Physical Education teacher for 10 years. She has always loved the game of soccer and played for Barking Ladies FC, a senior women's side that has competed at Step 2 of English Women's Soccer for 10 years. Carly's leadership skills were recognized in 2013 when the club offered her a player/coach role for the 2013-14 season. This was a position she relished and lead the team to the County Cup Finals for the first time in a decade. After this, Carly was asked to join CK Basildon FC, which plays in the Premier League. After changing playing position she played for one year but then had to retire due to injury.
Carly's ultimate dream was always to be able to coach in the US. After her soccer career in England ended, she focused on coaching and made the move to Portland. Prior to coming to Portland, Carly coached at the prestigious Elite Soccer camps in Boston for three years then for the No Tippy Tappy organization in Guelph and Rockwood, Canada. Carly is also one of the Assistant Coaches and the Community Youth Development Coach for the Portland Thorns.
Chris Hanefeld - Administrative Director
Chris has been involved with Eastside since its inception in 2001. At that time, she was the volunteer Treasurer on the Recreation Board of Gresham Youth Soccer and continued in the position with the transition to EastSide United. Chris was hired full-time in 2004 to work as the club's Administrator overseeing all club operations, both Recreation and Competitive. She has a daughter who has played for the club since U6 and is currently playing competitively at U16. Chris and her family are also very involved in our Adult Programs.
Coach Keegan is an Eastside Timbers product who began playing for the club when he was 5 years old. Keegan played recreational soccer until he was13 before switching to the competitive side. At the youth competitive level, Keegan was a State Cup Champion, Nomads Cup winner, 2-time Oregon ODP State Captain, a Region IV selection, and a member of the Portland Timbers U-23 roster. As a high school athlete, Keegan was a 7-time All-State Selection and a 2-time State Champion across two sports. After the conclusion of his youth career, Keegan traveled to Bellingham, Washington to compete for Western Washington University. Keegan was a 4 year starter and currently holds several school and GNAC records from his tenure with WWU. Keegan also graduated from WWU with an English degree with a teaching emphasis. After college, Keegan received invites to the Arizona United, Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders, and Portland Timbers 1st team camps. Keegan competed in the Desert Diamond Cup with FC Tucson during this time period and later joined them for the PDL Season. After a successful season with the FC Tucson, Keegan traveled to Sweden and Denmark to play professionally abroad. Keegan then came back to the Northwest and began coaching on a more consistent basis.
After arriving back from Europe, Keegan began coaching at Titans FC in Bellevue, Washington. Keegan coached several teams for the club and was also the club’s Director of Goalkeeping. During his time there, he also began coaching for the PSPL Surf Academy as an assistant coach and a goalkeeping staff coach. Coach Keegan continues to work with the Surf Academy’s B07 and G05 age group. Coach Keegan has also worked with Pro Elite Technical Training, Western Washington’s Men’s program, and Oregon Premier Futsal. When Keegan is not on the field coaching, he is the Eastside Timbers’ Marketing and Communications Director. Keegan's father, Glenn Rogers, is a long time coach for Eastside Timbers. Keegan's younger brother, Austin Rogers, is currently a professional goalkeeper who competed with Eastside Timbers his entire career before turning pro. Keegan's youngest brother, Cameron Rogers, is another Eastside Timbers product who competed at the International level with the US Paralympic National Team.
Joey Leonetti - Executive Director
Hired in the fall of 2017, Joey Leonetti became the first Executive Director of Eastside Timbers. With a long history of soccer in the Portland community, Leonetti also brings nearly 20 years of business management experience from the chemical and manufacturing industries.
Growing up in Gladstone, OR, he was a two-time All State selection, being voted State Player of the year in 1987 while setting the all-time high school goal scoring record. Later, while attending the University of Portland under Clive Charles, he earned All-American, Regional, and West Coast Conference selections, played in the 1988 Final Four, was a Hermann Trophy finalist in 1991, and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2001.
Leonetti continued to play outdoor and indoor soccer professionally for the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks, Seattle Sounders, Portland Pride and Pythons; winning a national championship in 1996 with the Sounders and earning Play-Off MVP. Leonetti also earned caps with the US Men’s National Team as well as the USMNT U-23’s.
During his playing career and after retirement, coaching has always been important, with positions at all ages, genders, from club to high school to college, earning league Coach of the Year honors at both Gladstone and West Linn High Schools, respectively. Leonetti’s coaching career has now spanned over 25 years and he is currently coaching with Eastside Timbers and Oregon City High School.