Varsity Head Coach: John Cari, 14th
will mark Coach John Cari's fourteenth season as the head coach
for the Emmaus High School Boys Soccer Team.
In the past 13 seasons, Cari has compiled a 220-65-19 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 twice: 2005-2006 and 2015-2016. He has lead his squad to nine district championship finals including appearances for the past seven consecutive seasons. 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.
From 2005 to 2015, the Hornets and Cari won eleven consecutive division titles. In that span they have won seven league championships and have appeared in eight league finals. In 2017, Cari's Hornets lost to eventual league and district champions, and US top 20 ranked Parkland 2-1.
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 (18), Emma, (11), and Kate (8), and a son Nicholas (16) who plays for the Hornets.
Associate Head Coach: Kyle Grim, 14th
A former standout goalkeeper for both Emmaus High School and Bloomsburg University, Coach Kyle Grim is returning in some capacity for his fourteenth season as an top assistant coach /goalkeeping coach for the Hornets.
Coach Grim has been with Coach Cari throughout his time as head coach and has been an integral part of the success of the program.
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.
Junior Varsity Coach: Matt Squire – 5th
Matt Squire has served as the junior varsity coach for the
past four years. After four seasons, Matt, and his brother Andy have
led the junior varsity program to an impressive record of 64-2-5,
including last season's impressive undefeated season. In 2017, the
junior varsity team also complete in the Lehigh Valley Futures Tournament
where they also won.
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 –
Coach Andy Squire will enter his seventh season as the junior varsity assistant. Andy, along with his brother Matt, have led the junior varsity program to an impressive undefeated record last year.
After working with some younger age groups at the Bethany Youth Soccer Club, Andy was looking to get involved with higher level players.
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 children.