Ray Johnson

Coaching Years of Experience: 21

Licenses:

USSF National A License

Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma

Playing Experience:

Played my youth Soccer through Kent Youth Soccer Association (KYSA).

Then went on to play Club through my senior year also played for Kentwood High School.

Team Successes:

2017 Presidents Cup Regional Quarter Finals PACNW G04 Blue

Washington State 2015 Presidents Cup Champions G03B, PACNW 98 Blue Presidents Cup 2015 National Champions 2015.

Washington State Challenge Cup champions Highline Premier FC B97 Blue, Presidents Cup 2013 Regionals, Finalist.

Region IV ODP 2013 Championship Finalist B98 team.

Kentwood HS Junior Varsity top of table two years 2014 and 2015 season.

Coaching Philosophy

I teach a possession-based game playing out of the back, combining through the middle and getting numbers up in the attack. Each of our players will be confident in 1v1 situations and have a sense of calmness about them to know they can handle the pressure from opposition. Teach players to be on field problem solvers. I believe every player at the youth level has an opportunity to be great. Any player who is willing to put high effort into this game can reach their soccer goals.


"Play simple, play confident, let them make mistakes. I believe in you. Let's go!"

Favorite Soccer Team

Chelsea

Club Player:

current Eden Hazard (All-time favorite Didier Drogba)

Best Coaching Memory

My sons team won National Championship in Kansas he was 17 years old and it was amazing to watch the team transform from being middle of the road to playing at such high level with such confidence. I was lucky enough to be one of the coaches for this team and get to share and be part of that experience with him.