John Yorke is in his eleventh season as head coach of the Pacific Lutheran University men’s soccer program after taking the role in 2002. He has a 95-71-9 cumulative record, including a 10-8-1 mark last season. Yorke was named the 2003 Northwest Conference Coach of the Year. Yorke won the title of NWC Coach of the Year once again in 2009.
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 and 2009. 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.
Yorke 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.
His wife, Michelle, and he have three kids, Ryan, 12, Keegan, 9, and Kasey, 4.