Get To Know Coach James Brook

Get to know the new Waukee Girls Varsity Coach!

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Louth, Lincolnshire, England

Where did you go to school?

I went to school at the University of Wolverhampton

How did you get into soccer? When did you start?

I played soccer at school and for my local community club. I started playing soccer at the age of 9. I starting coaching soccer as a PE teacher and then began to work for the local community development program, establishing performance pathway models for students to plat in the professional academies.

What is your favorite thing about coaching?

Being able to establish new relationships. The development of social-emotional is at the heart of my coaching model.

What is the most rewarding part about your job?

Being able to meet new people, sharing experiences and ensuring that the players can maintain a positive image of themselves.

Who does your family consist of?

My wife Megan and my daughter Margo, she will turn 3 this June.

Favorite food and restaurant?

An English roast dinner with Yorkshire pudding! St. Kilda Collective

Favorite movie and TV show?

Chariots of Fire and Friends

Hobbies outside of coaching?

Running and gardening

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?

Steven Gerrard, the ex Liverpool captain.

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