Coaching Staff

Brad Horton

Contact Information: bhorton@alaskarush.com

Teams HC/AC:

  • 2012 Boys Goldstrikers
  • 2012 Boys Bluestrikers
  • 2008/2009 Girls Goldstrikers
  • Rush Camp Director


Coaching Experience:
I moved to Alaska in 2012 and have been coaching competitive soccer here for 11 years.  I have worked as an Executive Director, Director of Coaching, Recreational Director, and many other positions within youth soccer clubs here in Anchorage and Wasilla. 

Licenses/Awards:

  • USSF C License
  • United Soccer Coaches (USC) Advanced Diploma
  • USC Director of Coaching Diploma
  • USC Youth Diploma
  • 2022 USC Alaska Alaska Coach of the Year  Boys High School (South Anchorage HS)
  • Peter L. Johnson Sports Hall of Fame (Sycamore High School – Sycamore, IL) 2009-2010 inductee.  


Education:

  • Northern Illinois University (2008-2012)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (2018) – BA Sport Management 

Playing Experince:

  • 2X Region II Champions with Youth Club Rockford Raptors SC – Rockford, IL (2005, 2006)
  • Played in the inaugural season of the US Soccer Development Academy for the Chicago Fire Academy (2007-2008)
  • Played 4 years NCAA D1 Collegiate Soccer at Northern Illinois University
  • Played 2 years with Chicago Fire PDL (USL League 2), which was the reserve team for the Chicago Fire MLS squad at the time.  


Favorite Food:
Crunchwrap Supreme from Taco Bell
Favorite Team: Chicago Fire or USMNT.  If were talking Europe, I ride with Arsenal.
Favorite 3 Players: Lionel Messi, Matt Turner, Christian Politic

Why do you coach?

Soccer has always been my life and I knew I would eventually make the move to coaching when I was finished playing.  This game can teach us a lot about ourselves and others, a melting pot of cultures that create one beautiful game.  I love to pass down the passion!

Why Alaska Rush?
The coaching staff at Alaska Rush is the best in the state.  Alaska Rush has opportunities for coaches to grow with an in-house Rush Education Program as well as all the other extras that are offered to players.  There is something special brewing over here at AK Rush!

Other than coaching, what do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy traveling and gaming.  I can be a bit of a nerd when it comes to old school gaming devices.  Anyone up for a game of FIFA 2002?