New Recreational Director of Coaching – John Orr

Florida Celtic would like to welcome John Orr to the Celtic family. John comes to us from the West Florida Flames where he served as the Site and Recreation Director for the past 7 years. He will serve the role of Recreational Director of Coaching here at Florida Celtic.

John has been a part of the Tampa Bay soccer community for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge in all manners of club soccer. We are lucky to have him, so stop by and introduce yourself to him when you see him at our fields.

Education

  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • USSF National Youth License
  • USSF National D License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma
  • State of Florida Department of Education Athletic Coaching Certificate (Grades K-12)
  • Level 1 Canadian Coaching License
  • TopSoccer Certificate

Experience

John has coached players of all ages and all levels for over 30 years and is a firm believer in the philosophy “let the game be the teacher” but well aware that our young players need a firm technical base to achieve true success at an advanced level.

John will assume the role of Director of Recreation, overseeing all recreational programs including new programs for players as young as 2 1/2.