Coaching Staff

Francis McLaughlin

Contact Information: francismclaughlin@gmail.com; 907-280-8631

Teams HC/AC: AK Rush Assistant Coach 2015/2016 Girls

Coaching Experience:
1 year of high school (Monroe HS Girls Head Coach) and 6 years of youth soccer coaching.

Education:
St. John’s University of Minnesota (1999); Bachelor of Science, and University of Maryland at College Park; Master of Community Planning.

Playing Experience: Youth Competitive Teams

Favorite Food:
Guacamole 
Favorite Team: Portland Thorns
Favorite 3 Players: Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Sophia Smith

Why do you coach?

I want my players to learn important life skills, such as leadership, self-confidence, teamwork, competitiveness, good sportsmanship, grit, and athleticism, so that they will grow up to be successful adults.

Why Alaska Rush?
Alaska Rush soccer practices keep kids active and improve their individual soccer skills.

Other than coaching, what do you enjoy doing?
Traveling to new places.