Steelheads name Dorian Lair as new General Manager; David Falk assumes role of Club President

SMOKEY POINT, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads are excited to announce that Dorian Lair has been named the new General Manager of the growing elite adult soccer club. Former GM David Falk will take over the role of Club President.

Dorian has acted as Assistant General Manager in recent months, helping David with daily tasks even as SnoCo FC have added new teams in both outdoor and indoor soccer. He is also currently the starting goalkeeper for the Steelheads. The club now consists of both men’s and women’s outdoor and indoor competitive squads at various stages of development and competition levels.

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Dorian Lair, General Manager of Snohomish County Football Club.

“Dorian has shown over the past few months that he adds so much to our organization, and that he is ready to assume more responsibility,” says Falk. “He has already brought in new sponsors, created new registration platforms for players, established weekly internal communications, and more.” Lair offers his talents for athletics and business / website analytics consulting.

Lair Ready To Work Even Harder

“I am so excited to continue to build built out a strong foundation for Snohomish County FC and take the club to new heights,” says Dorian. “It won’t be handed to us; our club and players will have to work day and night to drive and showcase the long lasting culture of football (soccer) in Snohomish County. We will work tirelessly at providing an outlet for all players and fans in our community.”

Lair joined SnoCo FC back in 2019 and was an instrumental part of the Steelheads winning the Western Washington Premier League championship that year. Dorian is a graduate of Shorewood High School in Shoreline, WA. He played college soccer at Warner Pacific University in Portland, OR. He played for and helped build Spartans Futbol Club in Portland, later making appearances in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) after the club rebranded to FC Mulhouse Portland.

Falk assumes role of Club President

David Falk has acted as the SnoCo FC GM since 2018, when he also filed the paperwork with the state to certify the club as a non-profit business entity. He oversaw the Steelheads entering into the Western Washington Premier League and has been a driving force in adding indoor men and two new women’s teams. He now will look for new tasks as the Club President. “It’s a great time to be handing GM duties over to Dorian,” says Falk. “It’s been challenging and fun to be part of the birth of the Steelheads (men) and Silvers (women.) Our club is growing and we are excited about our future.”

Kesim Welcomes Move

Technical Director of Soccer and Steelheads WWPL Head Coach Dagi Kesim is also pleased with the move to promote Lair to General Manager. “Dorian has been very good about keeping his managing and player duties separate,” says Kesim. “He’s a valuable player for us as our starting goalkeeper. When he puts on his club manager hat he is valuable to us as a listener, creative problem solver and person who steps up to get things done.”

Kessler Excited With Changes

Jim Kessler, Head Coach of the Indoor Steelheads of the WISL, likes the promotion of Lair. “We are super excited about the changes within the club to expand our brand and reach over the soccer world. Dorian’s acceptance of the GM position will allow him to have a hand in both club and player development as we take on the indoor and outdoor worlds. His combination of business savvy and soccer experiences will help shape the club for years to come!”

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