John Yorke has a 120-82-11 cumulative record after recently completing his 11th season as head coach of the Pacific Lutheran University men's soccer program. He led the 2011 Lutes to a 15-4 overall record, the Northwest Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III postseason tournament. Yorke was selected by his peers as the Northwest Conference Coach of the Year in 2003, 2009 and 2011.
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, 13, Keegan, 10, and Kasey, 6.
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