John Conlon ’93 is one of the six elite boys high school soccer coaches participating in the fifth annual High School All-American Game on Dec. 5 in Raleigh, NC. The coaches selected represent their high school teams during the fall season and are coaches that have won several regional and national honors.
Conlon is the East Kentwood (Mich.) boys and girls varsity soccer coach. His career record on the boys side is 298-49-32. He is the three-time president of the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association. Collegiately, John was three-time All-Great Lakes Region player and NSCAA All-American for Hope College. He was awarded the Hope College Young Alumni Award in 2009 for his work with soccer throughout the state of Michigan.
In addition, he named the MIHSSCA State Coach of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012. He also was named NSCAA State High School Coach of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012 and the NSCAA Regional coach of the year in 2007, 2010 and 2012. In 2007, he was the first coach ever from Michigan to win the NSCAA National High School Coach of the Year award for largest enrollment Division. He won the award again in 2012. This award was followed by a Sectional Coach of the Year for the National Federation of High Schools in 2010 and 2012 and he was a finalist for NFHS National Coach of the Year as well.
The all-star game, featuring 40 of the nation’s best high school soccer players, is being held the same weekend as the women’s NCAA Division I College Cup. The participants will arrive on Thursday, Dec. 3, and will attend the semi-final games as well as the championship game on Dec. 6.