Werner T. Dasbach - "Das"

Position: B2005/06 White, Head Coach, Technical Director, Boys U16-U19
Werner Das



George Town, Penang, Malaysia


Columbia University, Teachers College, M.A. Biobehavioral Sciences, Physical Education – Curriculum & Teaching

George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, B.A. – International Affairs, Chinese Language & Literature

Coaching Credentials

USSF A / NSCAA Premier Diploma (Curitiba, Brazil) / NSCAA Advanced National Diploma with Distinction / U.S. Youth Soccer “Y” License

Coaching History

20+ Years in College Coaching Experience: Associate Head Coach, Columbia University (NCAA DI) / Head Coach, New York University / Assistant Coach, Columbia University (NCAA DIII) / Assistant Coach, Berry College (NAIA) / Interim Head Coach, Berry College (NAIA) / Graduate Assistant, George Washington University (NCAA DI) / 4-Year Full Scholarship at George Washington University (NCAA D1)

Youth Soccer: Next Gen USA / West Side Soccer League / NYC Soccer Academy

Coaching Philosophy

Individual talent always at the service of the team, both on and off the field, with the expectation that players are going to press in the opposition half, circulate the ball well, and attack from the flanks and/or from the wings. Players expected to abide by the motto: “Acta Non Verba” or “Deeds Not Words” and exemplify the concept of service-above-self.


2023 DUSC B2006 Orange (U17) EDP League Cup (NYE) – Champion

2022 DUSC B2006 Orange (U16) NY Champions Cup – Champion

2019 DUSC B2000 Blue (U19) ENYYSA State Cup – Champion

2019 DUSC B2000 Blue (U19) Potomac Memorial Day Classic – Champion

2019 DUSC B2003 Orange (U16) EDP Memorial Day Classic – Finalist

2010 New York Metro Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NYMISOA) Sportsmanship Award

2009 ECAC Championship Finalist

2008 ECAC Championship Finalist

2007 ECAC Championship Finalist

NSCAA (United Soccer Coaches) Convention (2007) – “Breaking Lines the Mannequin Method”, Field Clinician

NSCAA (United Soccer Coaches) Convention (2006) – “Forward Touch, Forward Play the Arsenal Way”, Field Clinician

2006 Ivy League Champion

2006 College Assistant Coach of the Year – Eastern Region by the National Soccer Association of America (NSCAA / USC) and Adidas

Non Soccer Passion/Hobby

Family, Food, Music, Dance, Soccer, and Traveling

Favorite Club

FC Barcelona / Arsenal FC

Favorite Book

Revolución: Hasta La Victoria, Siempre
My Turn: A Life of Total Football
Rinus Michels – Teambuilding: The Road to Success

Favorite Movie

National Velvet (1944) by Clarence Brown

Favorite Song

“Vamos Pa’l Guateque” – Mambo Legends, Frankie Vasquez

A good coach is one who helps his players maximize or discover their potential. That is his principal function.

— Marcelo Bielsa, Argentina and Chile coach