July 9, 2009
John Sprague joins SPSU Men's Soccer after three seasons as Head Coach at Division II Concordia College – New York. During his Concordia coaching career, John has coached players who have gone pro both domestically and internationally. Competing in the tough East Coast Conference, he coached the 2009 ECC Offensive Player of the Year, who led the country during the regular season in goals, goals per game and points per game. This forward now plays for the Chicago Fire of the MLS.
Prior to Concordia, John was the 1st Assistant at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY, a Division II school whose program was just created a year prior to his arrival. As an Assistant, John was vital in developing and starting a program that is now one of the strongest in the Northeast.
John played soccer at Division I, St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY. During his two years there, they went to the Final 8 of the NCAA tournament both years and won the Big East Tournament in 1998. After two seasons, he transferred to Molloy College to complete his playing career.
As a club coach, John was the Head Coach for the U-18 USSF Developmental Academy Team at BW Gottschee.
John completed a BA in Mathematics and a MS in Secondary Education, with a Math concentration, at Molloy College.