Keith Bleyer has been involved in the sport of soccer, as a player, coach, administrator and broadcaster for over four decades. He has been leading teams and clubs since the mid-nineties and holds the highest certification offered to youth coaches by US Soccer, a National ‘A’ Coaching license. Bleyer is also currently the Assistant Director of Coaching for Valor Soccer, a large youth club based in Maple Valley and coaches teams that compete in the Washington Youth Soccer RCL. He has over a decade of experience with the US Youth Soccer ODP/EPD program as a state team head coach and regional director. Prior to joining Green River College and Valor Soccer, Bleyer led youth teams in Washington at ISC Gunners in Issaquah and PacNW Soccer Club in Tukwila. He moved back to his native Seattle in 2017 after working in youth soccer coaching and sports broadcasting for nearly two decades in Oregon and Colorado.
Bleyer was an accomplished soccer player while growing up on the Eastside (Bellevue High School graduate), becoming a member of the Under 16 US Youth National Team in the mid-eighties and being named one of the nation's 'Top 50' prep recruits by Soccer America magazine. He went on to play NCAA Division 1 soccer at Santa Clara (CA) University and graduated with a BA degree in Communications in 1991. Bleyer is also currently the radio play-by-play announcer for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer (MLS). Keith has been married to his wife Kelly since 1996 and they are the parents of twins Lauren and Evan (a current NCAA D2 soccer student-athlete). They live in Snoqualmie.