JJ has been coaching youth soccer for 20 years. He joined Celtic SC in 2016 as the Operations Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the club. He is a former Director of Coaching at Campton United Soccer Club, FCX South (now LTSC Union), and Plainfield Soccer Association. He currently resides in Lombard with his wife and 3 children.
He currently holds a United States Soccer Federation 'B' license, a USSF National Youth License, NSCAA DOC Diploma, and a United Soccer Coaches Level 1 Futsal Diploma.
His coaching experience also includes IYSA ODP Head Coach and Region II ODP Staff Coach. JJ played his youth soccer with Sockers FC Chicago and played Division I college soccer at Valparaiso University where he was 1998 Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year.
Director of Soccer Operations
John has been a youth soccer coach for 20 years. He joined the Celtic coaching staff in 2005. He was hired as the House Director of Coaching in 2016 to oversee the player and coaching development in the Celtic House Program. He lives in Palatine with his wife Maureen and German Shepherd "River".
John is a current United Soccer Coaches Member with a USC National Diploma and currently holds a USSF 'D' license.
John has experience coaching coaching at all levels. He started his coaching career at Green White SC (4 years) and Grove United (4 years) before joining Celtic in 2005.
He is a former Celtic player and played at Fremd HS & at ISU.
House Director of Coaching
Doug is closing in on 30 years of coaching youth soccer. He is regarded as one of the top goalkeeping coaches in the Midwest. He has coached at every level and developed keepers for all levels including the professional level. He is the Owner of Paws Goalkeeper Academy and has been with Celtic since 2007.
Coaching Credentials: USSF 'B' License, NSCAA Advanced National GK Diploma
Coaching Experience: Coach-Barrington HS, GK Coach- DePaul, GK Coach- Dominican University, IYSA ODP Head GK Coach, Region II ODP Head GK Coach, Camp Shutout Staff, PAWS Academy Director
Director of Goalkeeping