John Herdman
John
Herdman

Born
Jul 19, 1975
Age
46
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Consett, CAN
Height
165 cm
School(s)
N/A
Where they grew up
Consett, CAN

Bio

John Herdman

John Herdman... speaks English... sports family (soccer son Jay, soccer brother Martin, boxing grandfather)... favourites have included Newcastle United FC... earned his FA Coaching Certificate in 1995... earned his UEFA B Coaching Licence in 1999... earned his UEFA A Diploma (Coaching Award)... granted (via equivalency) his Canada Soccer Coaching A Licence in 2012...

wrote Jason deVos in 2017, “John’s support for the principles of long-term player development, including the use of age and stage appropriate training activities and game formats, highlights that the pathway to elite levels in soccer begins with the grassroots... his approach supports the principle that focusing on teaching young players the fundamentals of the game at the grassroots level gives them the best opportunity to reach elite levels of the sport”...

said Rhian Wilkinson in 2017, “John has affected all of us in huge ways and only a tiny piece of that is soccer related. It sounds ridiculous but he’s changed me probably as a person and I only met him when I was 29”... said Diana Matheson in 2017, “his results speak volumes, but on John's teams it's not just about the final result, it's about how you choose to get there. It matters what style of football we play, it matters who we did it with, and it matters that we are good Canadians to those that look up to us. He may be a Geordie born and raised, but he knows what it is to a great Canadian”... said Herdman in 2018, “along with Canada Soccer and the rest of the crew, we built that Women’s National Team Program back up from scratch; we built the high-performance system, we built the talent-development system, and we brought the right people in”...

For Sport

worked as a coach in Sunderland’s academy program... served as regional academy coach at New Zealand Football (2003-05), for boys and girls U-13 to U-15... worked for the New Zealand Football Association (2006-11), including his role as head coach for New Zealand’s women’s A team... served as New Zealand’s U-20 coach at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Russia 2006... served as New Zealand’s head coach at the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007... served as New Zealand’s head coach at the Beijing 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament... served as New Zealand’s U-20 coach at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Chile 2008... served as New Zealand’s head coach at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011...

served as Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach (from 1 September 2011 to 8 January 2018)... all-time, posted 62 wins, 14 draws and 32 losses in 108 international “A” matches... coached Canada at one FIFA Women’s World Cup (2015) and two Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2012, 2016)... coached Canada at two Concacaf tournaments (both silver) and one Pan American Games (gold)... with Canada, featured 69 different Women’s National Team players at the international “A” level from 2011 to 2017...

served as Canada’s head coach when the team won a gold medal at the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011... served as Canada’s head coach when the team finished second at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament... served as Canada’s head coach when the team won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament...

served as Canada’s head coach when the team finished sixth at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015... recorded his 50th international win for Canada on 20 July 2016... served as Canada’s head coach when the team won a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament...

served on CONCACAF’s Women’s Technical Committee...

served as Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach and Men’s EXCEL Program Director (starting 8 January 2018)...

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