Staff

 

Jon Cook
Director of Coaching

Email: jon.cook@iowasoccerclub.com

Coaching Qualifications and Coaching Approach

  • United States Soccer Federation "A" License
  • United States Soccer Federation National Youth License
  • Master's Degree in Education from the University of Iowa
  • Undergraduate Degrees in Finance and History
  • Current Teaching Instructor for United States Soccer Federation "D" and "E" Licenses
  • Former Division I Collegiate Soccer Player the University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Tenure with the ISC: 18 years  
  • Certified Teacher in the subjects of American History, World History, and Economics
  • Personal Philosophy In Coaching-"Every player deserves my best because my impact with the kids that I work with is not measured in wins but rather by how hard I work for each player in terms of pushing them and making sure that they know I have an expectation for them to improve.  I'm demanding of all players, because all players deserve to be taken seriously."   
  • Approach to Coaching Young Players-"Let the kids surprise you with how good they can become.  You never know when a young player is going to have a massive growth in development and improvement.  If you structure the club so that players can grow and develop at their own pace, you will have a far greater chance to help many more kids than simply the 9-10 players who show early development and early success." 
  • Loves the Way Barcelona Plays
  • Premier League Team-Manchester United
  • Dream Vacation-"Being able to take a week off during the fall season to actually go see my ISC players in their college soccer games-but I would miss training teams back here!"  

 

Colin Crichton

Assistant Director of Coaching

Coaching Qualifications

  • United States Soccer Federation "B" License
  • Former Professional Player in Scotland
  • Former National Team Player in Scotland
  • 15 Years of Youth Coaching Experience in the United States
  • Lifelong Liverpool Fan

 

Ian Bradley

Staff Coach

Coaching Qualifications

  • United States Soccer Federation "A" License
  • Served as the Iowa Soccer Association State Direction of Coaching for 20 Years
  • NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma
  • Vast Experience with the Iowa Olympic Development Program
  • Always been a Leicester Fan!  Was in heaven during the 2015-2016 Season! 

 

Brandon Steenlage

Staff Coach

Coaching Qualifications

  • United States Soccer Federation "D" License
  • Former Division I Collegiate Soccer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Brandon has coached with the ISC with all players and all with all levels in our program for over 10 years.  His full time job is with ACT in Iowa City.  
  • Loves his Arsenal Team! 

 

Chris Clegg

Staff Coach

Coaching Qualifications

  • United States Soccer Federation "D" License
  • Former ISC Player and State Champion Soccer Player at West High School.
  • Former State Cup Winner with the ISC on the ISC Fury team. 
  • Chris, known as "Cleggy," was one of our most dedicated players during his 10 years as a player with the ISC.  He quite simply loved to train and epitomized our club's ethos of hard work and dedication to skill development.  "Whether it was a 6:00 AM practice or a practice at 8:30 PM at night, we always knew with Cleggy that we would get a player that was tough, feisty, and dedicated to his craft."-Quote from Jon Cook-ISC Director of Coaching.  "He was a natural fit to be involved with our players because when one has put the kind of hours into their soccer as he has, it's fair for him to ask the same of the players he coaches."-Jon Cook 
  • As he has made the transition from player to coach, Chris has been conscious to make sure that he dutifully carries out the club mission to do one's best for all the players regardless of whether they are the furthest behind in their development or the furthest ahead.  Few young coaches have such a broad view of coaching and teaching and we are fortunate to have him on our staff.  
  • He is an avid Manchester United Fan!  

 

Dave Rosenthal

Staff Coach

Coaching Qualifications

  • NSCAA National Coaching License
  • Former Division III Collegiate Soccer Player
  • 20 Years of Experience in Youth Soccer in Iowa City
  • Iowa City West High Girls' Varsity Coach.  Dave has helped lead the West High girls to 2 state high school titles during his tenure as the head girls' varsity soccer coach.
  • Dave is a well regarded teacher at West High committed to the development of all students in our community.