John McGinley


John is a graduate of DeSales University with a degree in Politics/Secondary Education.  John has a Masters in Education from Holy Family University, and a Masters in Education Administration from Temple University.

Coaching Licenses

USSF National C
USSF National D
NSCAA National Diploma
NSCAA High School Diploma
USSF Soccer Referee

Coaching Experience

John is currently the Head Girls Soccer Coach at Hopewell Valley Central High School in Pennington, NJ.  John has been involved in the Girls’ Soccer Program at Hopewell Valley Central High School since 1998.  


  • 2016 NSCAA East Region Coach of the Year
  • 2016 NJGSCA State Coach of the Year, Central Jersey Coach of the Year
  • 2016 Trentonian Area and CVC Coach of the Year
  • 2016 Mercer 33 Coach of the Year
  • 2016 Trenton Times CVC Coach of the Year
  • 2013 NJGSCA Central Jersey Coach of the Year
  • 2010 Trenton Times Coach of the Year
  • 2003 Mercer 33 Coach of the Year
  • 2003 Trentonian Coach of the Year

Besides being the Head Varsity Girls’ coach, John has also served as Athletic Director, Varsity Assistant Coach, JV Girls Coach, as well as having coached Girls Varsity/JV Basketball, Freshman Boys Basketball, Freshman Baseball, and Softball. During his time with the Girls Soccer Program, they have won a State Championship (2009), been a State Finalist (2010), and won 4 Central/North Jersey Sectional Championships (2000, 2009, 2010, 2016).  The program has won a Mercer County Championship (2016), and  reached two other Mercer County Finals (2008,2013), and won 14 CVC Division Championships. 

On the club level, John is currently the coach of the FC Bucks Warriors (2006). John has coached several FC Bucks Teams, winning the U19 State Cup in 2006 with the Strikers.  John has also been a trainer for several FC Bucks/CRUSA teams over the last several years. John also coached several CRUSA teams his children have played on, including the 2013 CRUSA Cosmos EPYSA State Cup Finalist.  John also coached in the Hopewell Valley Soccer Club in NJ.

Playing Experience

John was a four year starter at DeSales University, and Captain his Senior year.  He also played soccer at Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia. John played his youth soccer at the Somerton Youth Organization, and the Parkwood Soccer Club.