From summer work placement in America into full time career

Luke Woreley with his teams

When sports coaching and development graduate Luke Worley graduated in 2008, he took on the trip of a lifetime to spend the summer in America, coaching for UK International.

He planned to return after two months and begin an MA in Sports Journalism, but after 4 years of hard work in 2012 he managed to land a fantastic job in San Francisco as the head coach for San Ramon Soccer Club.

He has now been living in America for five years, having travelled to Manhattan Beach, California, Texas and Dallas before settling in San Francisco, coaching both the under 15s and under 18s girls teams. Both teams have achieved many championships over the past year under Luke’s coaching, and have played in tournaments all over California and Las Vegas.

This year Luke will be focussing on getting the under 18 players the scholarships they want to attend university in America.

He says, “My job is more than just coaching. I am involved with shaping the players lives forever, helping them decide which university they will spend the next four years at.

“Having been able to study at Lincoln and study Sports Coaching, it gave me the platform and confidence I needed to come out and gain valuable work experience in a coaching field of football that I have always loved to play and watch but never thought I would be involved with.

“It’s amazing to wake up every day knowing that I am going to be helping players follow their passion and drive them to potentially play college soccer.”

Luke is now going in to his second year of college coaching as Associate Head Coach for the ladies team at Holy Names University, who compete in the NCAA Division 2 PAC West Conference playing against teams from all over the west coast of America including four teams from Hawaii.

When asked what Luke's ultimate goal for coaching was he stated; "I have had the pleasure of meeting coaches from some of the best schools in America such as California Berkeley which is a D1 school in NCAA Sports and I would love to learn and become a Head Coach of a Division 1 or Division 2 School in the next 5 years.

As associate head coach of Holy Names I am still learning from my peers as to what it takes to get to the top but with the help of Lincoln I have managed to start climbing my way up the ladder to success”.



 August 2013 




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