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