Jim Rilatt

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Jim Rilatt
Personal information
Full name James B. Rilatt
Date of birth 1963 (age 53–54)
Place of birth Portland, Oregon, United States
Club information
Current team
Portland Timbers U23's
Youth career
University of Portland
Teams managed
Warner Pacific College (assistant)
1991 Lewis & Clark College
1992 Willamette University (women)
2006–2008 Pacific University (assistant)
2007–2010 Portland Timbers (assistant)
2009– Portland Timbers U23's

Jim Rilatt (born 1963 in Portland) is an American soccer coach who is currently the head coach of the Portland Timbers U23's in the USL Premier Development League (PDL). In 2010, after an undefeated season in which the U23's won the PDL title, he was named PDL Coach of the Year.


Rilatt has over 20 years of experience coaching soccer in the Portland, Oregon area at the youth, high school, college and professional levels. In his 14 years coaching high school soccer, Rilatt was named Mount Hood Conference Coach of the Year five times.[1]

As assistant coach for Warner Pacific College, Rilatt helped the Knights to two NAIA District II national titles. In 1991, he served as head coach for Lewis & Clark College and was the head coach of the women's team at Willamette University the following year.[2]

Rilatt served as a coach, Associate Director and then Director of Coaching for F.C. Portland Soccer Academy for 13 years, coaching teams to fifteen Oregon Youth Soccer Association titles and one United States Youth Soccer Association national title in 1994.[2]

In 2006, Rilatt was hired as an assistant coach at Pacific University under head coach Jim Brazeau and helped the Boxers recover from their worst-ever season in 2005.[3] After his first year of coaching duties at Pacific, both Rilatt and Brazeau were added to the coaching staff of the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division.[4]

Rilatt continued to coach youth soccer with Lake Oswego Soccer Club before being hired in 2009 as Director of Coaching for youth club EastSide United FC where Portland Timbers General Manager Gavin Wilkinson serves as Technical Director.[2]

In 2009, Rilatt was named the inaugural head coach of the Portland Timbers U23's of the PDL, a developmental squad for the Portland Timbers. He was named PDL Coach of the Year in 2010 after leading the club during its unblemished (20–0–0) run to the PDL title.[5]


  1. ^ "Jim Rilatt returns as Timbers U-23s head coach". The Oregonian. Portland. November 20, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jim Rilatt - Director of Coaching". EastSide United FC. Archived from the original on March 24, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Brazeau Named Men's Soccer Coach Of The Year". Pacific University. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Brazeau, Rilatt Named To Portland Timbers Staff". Pacific University. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2010 PDL Honors Announced". United Soccer Leagues. August 6, 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 

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