will be responsible for the Peninsula Region, which encompasses Washington Youth Soccer's District 4.
has been involved with and supportive of Youth Soccer in the United States since 1979 in a variety of roles.
is a native of West Yorkshire, England where he
grew up playing, and then coaching, soccer.
In 1978, John graduated from Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds University with a B.Ed. degree in Human Movement.
In 1979 John
immigrated to New York City where he
taught Physical Education and coached soccer at Tilden H.S.
in Brooklyn . He
moved to Seattle , where he
coached at Shoreline Community College
from 1980 to 1984, winning the Northwest Colleges Coach of the Year Award in 1982.
He was Coaching Director for the Washington State Soccer League in 1984 and 1985 before becoming Head Coach of both the men's and women's teams of the Valley Cities S.C., a semi-pro club based in Kent.
was general manager of the Tacoma Indoor Soccer Center
also coached the Tacoma Wings to a National Amateur Men's Open Indoor title in 1987.
was the Washington State Men's Open Coach between 1987 and 1989 and won the Washington State "Player of the Year" award in 1988.
Player coach of the Men's O-30 State Champions
"Northend Internationals", he
also coached the Women's O-30 "Life's
Events", to State titles in 1989 and 1990.
returned to high school coaching with Federal Way
between 1991 and 1996 and was named the SPSL's
Coach of the Year in 1992.
He was the head coach of The Evergreen State College Men's team in 1996 and 1997.
He helped create the Highline Heat soccer club in 1997 and was its first Coaching Director.
He was concurrently Coaching Director of the Shorelake Soccer Club in 1998 and 1999, and President of Coerver Coaching of Washington from 1997 to 1999.
John is currently Program Director with the Bainbridge Island Soccer Academy.
is responsible for camps, clinics and developing curricula.
John is a staff instructor with Washington Youth Soccer for whom he has conducted numerous coach licensing clinics since 1985.
holds a USSF "A" coaching license, a National Youth License, and the Premier Award of the NSCAA