Kansas City Scott Gallagher Soccer Club

John Myers - Coach Spotlight October 2019

John Myers - Behind the Shield

Hometown:  Grandview, MO


High School:  Grandview High School


What Teams do you Coach?  KCSG Elite 06 - MO Boys, KCSG Elite 05 - MO Boys, KCSG Pre-Academy 05 - MO Boys


Who is your favorite athlete? Linus Klose


What do you do in your free time?  "When I have it, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  I enjoy travel, have played the bass for about 30 years and enjoy home brewing when time allows."


What is your favorite quote?  "When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball 3 minutes on average...So the most important thing is:  what do you do during those 87 minutes when you don't have the ball.  That is what determines whether you are a good player or not."  - Johann Cryuff


What is your favorite Shield Value and Why?  "Unity - I believe it is an amazing feeling to be part of something bigger than one's self.  I have the ability to colaborate and create to get to a common goal."


Why do you coach for KCSG?  I enjoy colaborating and working with others as part of a team, whether it is working with other coaches, or working with my teams, it's a source of pride and joy for me.  I don't measure my success in wins and losses (although I despite losing).  I feel my success is measured by developing players and moving them up through our system."