John Saleska

Director of Soccer Operations

John Saleska was hired as the full-time Director of Soccer Operations for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs in March, 2012. He previously was the graduate assistant coach and played four years, three as the starting right back, of varsity soccer as a member of the Falcons. His playing resume includes three-consecutive conference championships and back-to-back second round appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

Prior to that he was a three-year varsity defender at West Bend East High School and part of that school’s first-ever Little 10 championship squad. He most recently played for FC Brewers in the Majors division of the Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association. Saleska’s coaching experience includes three years coaching both boys and girls at West Bend United SC, a year coaching girls soccer at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, and three years as boys and girls varsity assistant at Homestead High School. Saleska holds both an NSCAA Advanced and USSF National ‘C’ Coaching Diplomas, and currently coaches the U18 Boys team at Bavarian Soccer Club. John is married to Tara and the couple have three children, Owen, Micah, and Luke.

“I eat football, I sleep football, and I breath football.  I am not mad, I am just passionate.”

 Thierry Henry