John Conlon is a member of our full-time coaching staff and is our Club Standards Coordinator. He has worked with our club since 2012.
John grew up in Portage, MI and attended Culver Military Academy. He then continued his studies at Hope College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree before earning his Master’s Degree at Aquinas College.
He currently holds his USSF "C" License, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Premier, NSCAA Advanced National, and NSCAA National diplomas.
John is Head Varsity coach at East Kentwood High School for the boys and girls programs. Since his tenure began in 2007, he has been named NSCAA National High School Coach of the year twice, NSCAA Midwest Coach of the year five times, MIHSSCA Coach of the year five times, and NFHS Midwest Coach of the year twice. He currently is a finalist for the NHSACA national high school coach of the year.
In high school, John was a 1st Team All-State player before moving on to play collegiate soccer at Hope College. At Hope, John was an All-American, and a three time All-Region, and three-time MIAA first team player being named MIAA MVP in 1995.
John currently resides in Byron Center with wife Kelly, and children Brody, Caleb, and Lauren.
"Coaching for Midwest United FC has been more like joining an extended family than being part of a soccer club. The coaches, administrators, parents all are active in the lives of my children and other children and share the same common goals for personal and soccer development that my family believes in. Our two sons Brody and Caleb absolutely love every aspect of the club and Lauren is soon to follow."
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