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 University and was an assistant coach with the Portland Timbers U-23 PDL team for 5 years.
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. Ready eventually signed on with the Portland Timbers and played from 2006-2008. 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 fly-fishing on local, Oregonian waters. He serves as an elder at his church and frequently leads worship at the Portland Rescue Mission.
You can support Troy and his ministry with Portland Timbers. Check out our Donate page and select the Portland 2 (Ready) Fund or memo Portland 2 (Ready) in your check or donation.
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