Paulo Reis

Paulo Reis, Head Coach

Welcome new CFC Atletica Coach, Paulo Reis!

Paulo joins our CFC family with over 12 years coaching experience at all levels in Brazil, Hong Kong, and the United States. He holds post graduate degrees in Soccer and Futsal, a B license through the Brazilian Football Confederation, and is currently in the process of completing his A license. Coach Paulo appreciates the importance of creating a positive team culture that strengthens individual skills, teamwork, and personal character. He expects the same out of his players as he does of himself: passion for the game, commitment, hard work, and unity.

Bem vindo, Paulo!

Derek Faulkner

Derek Faulkner, Assistant Head Coach

Faulkner joined the Corban soccer coaching staff in the fall of 2018. Bringing experience and success as both a player and a coach to the Warrior staff, Faulkner comes to the Navy and Gold after serving as a standout at NCAA Division 2 powerhouse California State University, Los Angeles (CSU-LA). Afterwards, Faulkner coached at his alma mater as an assistant for a couple of years, where he helped train an Academic All-American, four All-Region All-Americans, 11 All-Conference honorees, and a pair of players who would go on to play professionally. Faulkner would go on to see similar success as an assistant coach at the NCAA Division 1 level with Oregon State University, and then at Indian Hills CC, where helped guide the program to a record-setting season, while producing a trio of All-Americans and 10 All-Conference award-winners.

Faulkner has his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from CSU-LA, and his Master’s in Sport Management from California Baptist University.

Currently residing in Corvallis, Ore., Faulkner is engaged to his fiance, Katie.

Whitney Pitalo

Whitney Pitalo, Director of Operations

Pitalo is a Former Division I women’s soccer player for the University of Southern California and CFC alumn. Pitalo created Salem’s first women’s semi-professional soccer team because she is passionate about the future of women’s soccer in Oregon and believes female athletes should have the opportunity to play elite women’s soccer in Salem.

Pitalo’s career included playing competitive soccer at CFC, Lake Oswego Soccer Academy, starting forward and defender for USC, along with playing for multiple Northwest WPSL squads in the summer, and as a collegiate practice player for the NWSL Portland Thorns women’s professional soccer team.

She will graduate from the Willamette Atkinson Graduate School of Management with her MBA in May 2018.