Mele French

Mele co-founded the Los Angeles Bulls Soccer Club with Kelly Parker. Together, they strive to develop youth soccer players by providing them with the tools and resources to succeed both on and off the filed. Much of what they teach will not only help them to become confident soccer players but help them overcome challenges they may face outside of soccer.

With over  25 years of experience, French played AYSO soccer before moving up into club programs,  the Olympic development program, collegiate, and professional soccer which eventually led to national team affiliates.

French's soccer road took her to every level of the game from highly successful teams to unsuccessful teams.  She has been coached and developed by some amazing coaches from all over the world.

Throughout French's playing career, she always found ways to give back to local communities by offering professional training to young players who strive to make it to a higher level. Mele focuses on building the mental, psychological, and physical aspects of the game.

Prior to Co-Founding the LA Bulls, French played for the Santa Clarita Blue Heat (UWS) and in 2015, the former University of Oregon star suited up for the NWSL team, Ol Reign (formerly known as Seattle Reigh, FC)  and the W-League's Seattle Sounders Women.

Additionally, French was named the 2014 W-League MVP with the Los Angeles Blues and played for Sky Blue F.C in the Women's Professional Socer league before joining S.C. Freiburg in Germany's top flight.

 

Current Coaching Positions:

  • LA Bulls Head Coach: G2009, G2006 Red, G2003
  • Founder and Coach at Riders Soccer Academy (Paul Revere Middle School, Afterschool program)
  • Head Coach, Girls at Paul Revere MS
Former Coaching Positions:
  • 2019 Assistant Coach for ISAW Professional Women's Charity Event
  • 2012-2018 Founder and owner of Force Football Academy
    2014-2015 Brentwood Middle School Head Coach
  • 2012-2013 Organized National Level Pre Olympic Exhibition games between Canada WNT, USWNT, Mexican WNT, and Female Pros
  • 2009-2010 Sky Blue FC youth academy coach
  • 2006-2007 Undergraduate Assistant coach University of Oregon

Playing Experience

  • 2016 Santa Clarita Blue Heat of UWS, UWS League Champions
  • 2015 Seattle Reign FC of NWSL, Seattle Sounders W league
  • 2014 LA Blues
    • W-League champions
    • W-League MVP
  • 2013 LA Blues
    • W-League champions
  • 2012 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • 2012 WNY Flash/Atlanta WPS
  • 2011 Buffalo Flash
    • W- League champions
  • 2010 SC Freiburg, Bundesliga
  • 2009 New Jersey Sky Blue FC
    • WPS champions
  • 2008 PaliBlues
    • W-League champions
  • 2002 Hawai'i Leading scorer
    • Record holder for boys and girls  with 71 goals
  • 2001 & 2002 Hawai'i State Champions and Player of the Year

Education:

  • 20002-2006 University Of Oregon
    • Bachelors Degree in General Business
  • 1998-2002 Mililani High School, Oahu, Hawaii
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