Height 1.78 m
|Role Soccer player|
Name Bobby McAllister
|Date of birth (1963-05-08) May 8, 1963 (age 52)|
Place of birth Seattle, Washington, United States
Current team Sozo Sports of Central Washington (Executive Director)
1981–1983 Bellevue Community College
1983 Seattle Sounders Reserves NASL
Robert "Bobby" McAllister (born May 8, 1963 in Seattle, Washington) is an American soccer player, and is the Co-Founder for Sozo Sports of Central Washington. Sozo Sports is developing a championship level indoor and outdoor sports complex with multi-use grass and synthetic turf playing fields in the Yakima Valley.
McAllister is recognized in the WSYSA "Best Soccer Ever" History Book in 2012 for his achievements in professional leagues, along with other Washington State Youth players that achieved professional leagues or Nation Team Player pools status. He played for the reserve team of the Seattle Sounders of the North American Soccer League in 1983, and played with the Yakima Reds in the USL for 5 seasons, 1996-2000.
Youth and College
McAllister graduated from Interlake High School where he was an All King County soccer player in 1981. He then played soccer on scholarship at Bellevue Community College where he was the team captain when it went to the 1981 and 1982 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges state championships. He also was a two-time NWAACC all-star.
McAllister has taken his coaching career to the college ranks as an assistant at Western Washington University in 2001, after two years he left to focus on youth development through the Selah Parks and recreation programs before becoming a coach with the Yakima Reds USISL. McAllister has served as Technical Director for Yakima Youth Soccer Association, and is the Director of his own Soccer Academy.