PANAMA CITY, FL (July 31st, 2023) Kings Hammer Bay United Soccer Club is excited to announce Jonathan Rhodes as the General Manager. Jon has more than 30 years of experience developing youth players across the United States and in England.
Jon started coaching at Professional Club Hull City AFC in England after playing at the club. He helped found an Academy and develop the girls’ teams into a semi-professional team. Jon then moved into a scouting position and eventually coached at the School of Excellence for 8 years. After a spell in the United States, he returned to England where he became a technical coach and fitness trainer for Futbol De Salo Brazilian Soccer Schools for 2 years before returning to the states. While in the United States, he became a camp director for the #1 soccer camp company and coached at all levels in over 15 different states.
He has received a nationally recognized certificate in Coaching Disabled Footballers as well as a Community Sports Leaders Award is addition to his 3 F.A. Coaching Licenses and 1 UEFA coaching license. Jon has coached at Bay United since 1999 and has achieved numerous titles as well as serving as the DOC for a period. He has coached over 12 teams in every age group from U10-U18.
“24 years with a soccer club is a long time and in this new chapter in our club’s history I am excited about the partnership of Kings Hammer and Bay United. In this partnership, we will be able to help educate both our players and our coaches to achieve the next level with the available pathways now in place. In my new role, I plan to help maintain and improve our traditions and club principles. It is an exciting time for everyone, and the future is bright within our soccer community and the whole of the panhandle,” said Jonathan Rhodes, Kings Hammer Bay United General Manager.
Kings Hammer Bay United will be holding Supplemental Tryouts on August 1st & 3rd for any players that are still looking for a team for the 2023/2024 Season. For more information and to register visit bayunited.kingshammer.com today!
About Kings Hammer
Kings Hammer Soccer Club, which was founded in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, has become one of the most recognizable youth soccer clubs in multiple regions across the United States.
The club provides appropriate training for soccer at every level. Players, coaches, staff, parents contribute directly to the positive environment at Kings Hammer Soccer Club. From developing collegiate, professional, and national team level athletes to providing all players the opportunity to love the game, the development structure services all skill levels.
For more information, visit KingsHammer.com.