U.S. Soccer
JOHN HACKWORTH
Head Coach
Hometown: Dunedin, Fla.

John HackworthAfter serving as the U.S. Under-15 Boy’s National Team head coach in 2015, John Hackworth was re-appointed as head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team on Dec. 23, 2015. Hackworth previously served as U-17 MNT head coach from 2004-2007. 

As U-17 MNT head coach, Hackworth once again takes on the task of leading the U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program, which has been in place since 1999. Having coached the U.S. U-15 BNT, Hackworth will continue his work with the same player pool and is charged with developing a squad that will attempt to qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India. 

A veteran with U.S. Soccer, Hackworth began his involvement with the organization in 2002 when he first became an assistant coach for the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team under former head coach John Ellinger. Hackworth went on to become the U-17 head coach two years later and in the following year took the USA to the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, where the U.S. advanced to the quarterfinals. In his last year as head coach of the U-17’s, he once again led the Red, White and Blue to the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, with the USA bowing out in the Round of 16.

Following his stint at the U-17 level, Hackworth became an assistant coach with the senior Men’s National Team and continued to be on the sidelines until 2009. He also served as the inaugural Technical Director of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.Outside of his participation with U.S. Soccer, Hackworth also had prominent roles at the collegiate and professional levels. He became an assistant coach for Wake Forest University women’s and men’s teams in 1993 and 1994, respectively. Furthermore, he was named head coach at the University of South Florida in 1998, where he led the team to two NCAA tournament appearances. Most recently, Hackworth spent five years with Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union, serving as the organization’s Youth Development Coordinator from 2009-12, and later on as head coach from 2012-14.

SHAUN TSAKIRIS
Assistant Coach

Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
Coaching career: U.S. Soccer named Shaun Tsakiris head coach of the U-16 Boys’ National Team in early 2016. Starting in 2004, Tsakiris headed the De Anza Force Soccer Club. In 2007, he began coaching the U-16 De Anza force USSF Development Academy.
Playing career: A former Major League Soccer player, Tsakiris was picked up by the New England Revolution in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft after playing for UCLA. The following year, he played for the Rochester Rhinos in the USL A-League, appearing in 42 matches and earning one goal, until 2005. Tsakiris is no stranger to U.S. Youth National Teams. He was part of the U-20 MNT that participated in the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Tsakiris also made appearances for the U-17 and U-18 MNT.

MARCELO SERRANO
Assistant Coach

Hometown:
Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
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BLAKE WAGNER
Assistant Coach

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.
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JOHN O'HARA
Goalkeeping Coach
Hometown: Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
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PETE CALABRESE
Assistant and Fitness Coach

Hometown:
Spring Hill, Fla.
Coaching career:
 Pete Calabrese joined D.C. United as an assistant athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach in April of 2007. Prior to that, Calabrese served as the Virginia Beach Mariners’ assistant athletic training and strength and conditioning coach before becoming the head athletic training coach for both the team’s USL and PDL programs.
Playing career:
Calabrese is a former goalkeeper for the University of South Carolina-Aiken, where he graduated in 2004.

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