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Sharla Topaum

Sharla Topaum - Head Coach

Hometown: Richmond, British Columbia
Coaching License: USSF C License
Contact: EMAIL

Coach Sharla has been with Eastside Thorns FC for over 10 years. As a young player growing up in Canada, Sharla played her way through the competitive youth levels in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Alberta. In college, she played as a starter at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). After moving to the United States in 1998, Sharla hung up her boots to focus on her graduate studies, earning a Master of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University. 

Sharla is currently a Director in the Timbers and Thorns FC Regional Training Center (RTC) program and is also an Oregon ODP Coach.  In her coaching career, Sharla’s club teams have achieved a tremendous amount of success in several tournaments around the Northwest.  Sharla’s teams have also advanced to the state cup semifinals in 2017 & 2018, was a state cup finalist in 2015, and were back-to-back state cup champions in 2012 and 2013.   When Sharla is not coaching Eastside or RTC, she is a Speech-Language Pathologist for the Centennial School District.  Sharla also has three daughters who all have competed with the Eastside Thorns program. 

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