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John Yorke
John Yorke
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 253-334-8999
Email: yorkejh@plu.edu

The winningest coach in program history, John Yorke heads into his 16th season as head coach of Pacific Lutheran University in 2017 with an overall mark of 168-109-16. A four-time Northwest Conference Coach of the Year (2003, 2009, 2011, and 2015), Yorke led the 2011 Lutes to a 15-4 overall record, securing the Northwest Conference title for the first time since 1992 while qualifying for the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in program history.

During his tenure, Yorke has collected 12 winning seasons, including a 15-5 record during the 2015 season, owning an 11-3 mark in NWC action.

Since 1993, Yorke has been a social studies teacher and boys varsity soccer coach at Auburn High School, where he earned South Puget Sound League (SPSL) Coach of the Year honors in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2010. He also served as the girls varsity head coach at Auburn High School from 1998-2001. Prior to that, Yorke was the Green River Community College women's soccer coach from 1991-95.

He played two years of college soccer at Green River Community College before playing a year each at Pacific Lutheran and Belhaven (Miss.). He returned to Pacific Lutheran and earned his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1991 and his certification in secondary education in 1992.

Yorke has a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) B License. His wife, Michelle, and he have three kids, Ryan, Keegan, and Kasey.

 

Career Coaching Record

 
       
    Overall Conference
Year School W L T PCT. W L T PCT. Place
2002 PLU 7 11 1 .395 4 9 1 .321 6th
2003 PLU 11 7 2 .600 7 5 2 .571 4th
2004 PLU 7 12 1 .375 6 7 1 .464 4th
2005 PLU 12 8 0 .600 8 6 0 .571 4th
2006 PLU 12 6 1 .658 9 4 1 .679 3rd
2007 PLU 13 6 1 .675 11 2 1 .821 2nd
2008 PLU 9 8 2 .526 7 5 2 .571 4th
2009 PLU 14 5 0 .737 11 3 0 .786 2nd
2010 PLU 10 8 1 .553 9 5 0 .643 3rd
2011 PLU 15 4 0 .789 12 2 0 .857 1st
2012 PLU 10 7 2 .579 9 4 1 .679 2nd (tie)
2013 PLU 13 4 3 .725 8 4 2 .643 3rd
2014 PLU 10 10 0 .500 7 7 0 .500 4th
2015 PLU 15 5 0 .750 11 3 0 .786 2nd
2016 PLU 10 8 2 .550 7 6 1 .536 4th
Totals   168 109 16 .601 126 72 12 .629