Coach Justin

How long have you been coaching for Coach Ken Soccer Academy?
2 years

Where were you born?
Albuquerque, New Mexico

At what age did you start playing soccer?
3

Did you play soccer for an organization? Explain.
AYSO until 3rd grade. Club and high school teams through 12th grade. Various adult leagues since. I wish I could go back and play in college!

What is your educational background / educational goals?
I finished undergraduate and graduate school in Mechanical Engineering, and now also work in a mechanical engineering design firm.

Are you CPR/First Aid/AED certified?
No

What do you enjoy most about soccer?
How can I describe it?! The flow of the game, a good build up of team possession, a beautiful dribbling skill or defensive tackle or save, staunch coordinated defenses, an impossible shot. I love watching it and I love playing it.

What do you enjoy most about coaching soccer?
Joy isn’t complete until it’s shared! And all the kids and other coaches are so fun. They encourage me with all of their candidness, interests, and energy.

Are you bi/multilingual? If yes, what other languages are you fluent in?
I can speak Spanish pretty fluently in 1 to 1 conversations.

Any special work experience, certifications, awards, hobbies, special interests, etc?
Writing, reading