Coach Jon grew up in Bellevue, and was schooled at Birchcrest, Logan, Bellevue East and Bellevue University. He married his high school sweetheart and they have two boys. Once he overcame his aversion to going more than a mile or two away from home, he and his family relocated to Germany for a few years, where he was able to coach in the Deutsch Jurgen (youth) league, (based on his experience with our club no doubt). After playing all over Europe, from Holland to Majorca, they moved back to Bellevue in 2021 and he has resumed coaching for us!

Jon is a licensed handyman and will soon be resuming his work with Mutual of Omaha as a Senior Business Systems consultant.

How did you get into soccer?

I’ve played all my life and always appreciated the sport. Whether micro to post high school it’s always been in my blood.

What do you like about the Wolves?

It’s like a family of soccer loving individuals.

Who is your favorite soccer player of all-time?

Hendrik Johannes Crujff.

What is your favorite thing about soccer?

The competition, and seeing kids come together having fun.

How many consecutive juggles can you do?

Let’s just say it used to be a whole lot more.

What is your favorite part of working with kids?

Seeing and helping them to develop. It’s also that moment when as an individual or team the hard work of each player comes to fruition.