Biography

Troy Ready serves as Chaplain to the Portland Timbers, a position he has held since 2014. He is licensed by the Evangelical Ministerial Association and has done extensive work overseas in and with soccer both in the Pacific Northwest and in Tajikistan. Troy is the current head coach of Warner Pacific College as well as the Vancouver Victory FC and is an assistant coach with the Portland Timbers U-23 PDL team.

Troy is a former professional soccer player. Playing collegiately for the University of Washington, Troy was the leading scorer and offensive MVP in 2003, leading the Huskies to the team’s first Sweet Sixteen appearance in school history. He was the 1st round draft pick of the Seattle Sounders in 2004, and after attempting to ply his trade as a player in Norway, he returned to the U.S., unable to obtain a foreign work permit. After playing with the Cascade Surge (PDL) in 2005, Ready eventually signed on with the Portland Timbers and played from 2006-2008, when the Timbers were part of the, then, A-league. Ready eventually finished his playing career in Tajikistan with the Vakhsh Soccer Club where he played from 2011-2012.

Troy is married to Jenny and has three sons. His hobbies and interests include playing guitar and mastering fly-fishing on local, Oregonian waters.

Education

BA, Speech Communication, University of Washington (2003)

MA, Elementary Education, University of Washington (inc.)

Additional Certifications and Training

Near Fluency in Tajik

US Soccer “A” License — 2015

Asian Football Confederation “B” License — 2013

Personal Contact Information

troy@soccerchaplainsunited.org