Varsity Head Coach: John Cari, 13th Year
2017 will mark Coach John Cari's thirteenth season as the head coach for the Emmaus High School Boys Soccer Team.
In the past 12 seasons, Cari has compiled a 202-60-18 record winning seven conference titles and five district titles; more than any other boys coach in the program's history. This includes winning back to back titles over the past two seasons. He has lead his squad to eight district championship finals including appearances for the past six consecutive years. He has been named Coach of the Year on four different occasions. In 2005, Cari was named coach of the year by the Morning Call. During that season, the Hornets went 20-4-1 winning their first LVC title, and eleventh District 11 title. Cari was also named Coach of the year for the Lehigh Valley Conference in 2008 after guiding his team to their fourth consecutive league championship. Cari also received this recognition in 2012 after guiding the team to a league title, and district final appearance. Cari also was named the 2015 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Coach of the Year after going 15-0-1 in league play and capturing the district title.
In from 2005 to 2015, the Hornets and Cari won eleven consecutive division titles. In 2016, Cari's squad knocked off EPC Champions, Stroudsburg before lbeating Parkland 0-0 (4-2 in PK's) to win their second consecutive District XI title. The Hornets lost in the PIAA state playoffs 1-2 in overtime to Council Rock North.
Coach Cari has devoted much of his time towards the development of Emmaus soccer by completing his certification as a National Coach through the National Soccer Coaching Association of America. He has also received his Regional and Advanced Regional certificates and is the co-founder of the United Soccer Schools. Coach Cari has also served as a staff member of the Jeff Tipping Soccer School, the All-American Soccer Schools, and has helped coordinate the Emmaus Soccer Clinic, LMYA Micro Soccer Program, and has coached and trained for the STM Soccer Club. Coach Cari is also on the rankings committee for the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Coaches Poll.
Before being named head coach, Cari served six seasons as the Junior Varsity coach under head coach David Domchek. Over those six seasons, Coach Cari compiled a 90-14-5 record. Coach Cari also spent 14 years coaching boys and girls Track and Field. Coach Cari served Head Coach and as the distance coach for the Hornets, and spent six years as the sprint and hurdle coach for the Quakertown Area High School.
Coach Cari teaches 7th grade language arts at Lower Macungie Middle School. He has also served as the English Department Chair for the East Penn middle schools. He is a graduate of La Salle University and has received his Masters degree from Lehigh University.
Among Coach Cari's other East Penn ties, he is a 1989 alumnus, and two-time district champion as a member of the Green Hornet soccer team.
Coach Cari and his wife Colleen have four children:
three daughters, Molly (17), Emma, (11), and Kate (8), and a son Nicholas
Associate Head Coach: Kyle Grim, 13th Year
A former standout goalkeeper for both Emmaus High School and Bloomsburg University, Coach Kyle Grim is returning for his thirteenth season as the Hornets top assistant coach /goalkeeping coach for the Hornets.
At Emmaus, Coach Grim led the Hornets to its only PIAA state final appearance before losing 0-1 in OT. Coach Grim was recognized as the top goalkeeper in the area in 2001 by the East Penn Conference, and The Morning Call. Grim went on to become the starting goalkeeper at Bloomsburg University.
Under Grim's tutelage, the Hornets have developed some of the top goalkeepers in the area. Former goalkeeper, Sean Roth was name to the Al State team, a two-time All-Lehigh Valley Conference choice, and a 2007 & 2008 Allentown Morning Call All-Area 1st team selection.
Goalkeeper Kevin Fine was an all-conference goalkeeper and was twice named a 1st team Morning Call All Area player. Fine also set the school record with 39 career shutouts.
Also with help under the guidance of Coach Grim, former Emmaus goalkeeper, Andy Fine was recognized as a two-time all Lehigh Valley Conference player, and an Allentown Morning Call All-Area 2nd team player.
Coach Grim also currently serves as the goalkeeper coach for Muhlenberg College, and spent several seasons as an assistant at the area's National Premier Soccer League team, FC Sonic. In 2012, FC Sonic won the National Championship, and under Grim's guidance, goalkeeper Charlie Sales was named NPSL Goalkeeper of the Year
Coach Grim has also served as a goal keeper staff coach for FC Lehigh Valley United, FC Lehigh, and Western Lehigh United. He is also very dedicated to the specialization of goaltending by training goal keepers from Lehigh Valley United, LMYA, STM, Western Lehigh, Saucon Valley, Parkland Soccer Club among various other clubs. He is currently
Grim also has served as the goalkeeping coach for the Emmaus Lady Hornets soccer team.
Varsity Assistant Coach: Blair Geiger – 2nd Year
Coach Blair Geiger is entering his second year as a varsity assistant. Blair served as team captain to the Hornets 2011 District Championship team. Blair was a three-year starter at Emmaus and was named second team all-conference and second team All-Area by the Morning Call.
Blair is a graduate of Penn State University.
Junior Varsity Coach: Matt Squire – 4th Year
Coach Matt Squire has served as the junior varsity coach for the past three years. After three seasons, Matt, and his brother Andy have led the junior varsity program to an impressive record of 46-2-5.
Matt is a former two-time league champion and won a District title
with the Hornets in 2006. In 2007 Matt was named All-LVC honorable
mention for his flank play with the Hornets. Matt continues to play
with several other distinguished former Emmaus players in his free
Junior Varsity Assistant Coach: Andy Squire – 6th Year
Andy Squire will enter his sixth season as the junior varsity
assistant. Andy, along with his brother Matt, have led the junior
varsity program to an impressive record of 46-2-5.
Andy was a two-year varsity player for the Hornets and won two district and one league title for the Hornets. He continues to play with several other distinguished former Emmaus players in his spare time.
Coach Squire is married and has two sons.