2024 Spring Season Coaches

Coach Khalif El-Salaam

Khalif el-Salaam, Varsity Coach

I have been playing ultimate for 16 years and coaching for 10. I love the game and investing in the next generation of talent. One of my favorite things about the Roosevelt program (other than the amazing supportive parents) is the dedicated kids and their willingness to sacrifice their time to be better. It’s easy to show up and coach 20-25 kids who all want to be here! Fun fact about me is I was a salsa Instructor and mime growing up :) 

Coach Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson, Varsity Coach

As an ultimate competitor, I bring over 17 years of experience, and as a coach over 12 years. I wouldn’t be where I am today without those that invested into me, thus I love giving back to the sport and others through coaching. I’m so happy to be back with Roosevelt for my second season. I’m a very passionate, caring demander so get ready for more sideline yelling! Off the field, I work as a strength and conditioning trainer and a physical therapist assistant, and I love playing with my pup Dewey. He’s a sweet but rowdy sideline dog, so get ready for that too. Go Riders!  

Bonnie Ho, JV Coach

Hi friends, welcome to Ultimate Frisbee. I've worked with Roosevelt High School, Ingraham High School, University of Washington, and have guest coached for numerous teams on the west coast. Outside of coaching, you can catch me playing rugby on Saturdays or volleyball on Sundays. Lately I have been trying to get good at pool!  

I promise to do my best for these players. It's going to be a great season!



Annie van den Berg, JV Coach

Hello everyone! I couldn't be more thrilled to start the next chapter of my coaching journey with the exceptional team at Roosevelt. With nine years dedicated to Ultimate, my passion for the game runs deep. During my collegiate years, I proudly served as team captain for consecutive years. This experience honed my skills in fostering a positive team culture, mentoring fellow athletes, and competing at a high level. I'm excited to leverage these insights and coach our team this season. Having previously coached the mixed JV team during the Winter season, I'm eager to bring my expertise and enthusiasm to this new season.

Let's make this season unforgettable!