Mr. Jason Katner
There were two great coaching influences In my life. My Father, AllenKatner, helped establish youth soccer in communities across Indiana. He was the driving force behind Dynamo Football Club of Indianapolis, and he set the standard for educating young soccer players. He was inducted into the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the game and his adopted home.
I began coaching at Dynamo after playing soccer at the College of William and Mary, and spent 25 years Coaching at the club I grew up playing in. It was a joy to be able to add to my Father’s legacy, and his passion for educating players inspired me to complete my U.S. Soccer Federation “A” License. I played for another Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee, Jerry Little, during his very first Head Coaching campaign at North Central High School. He later invited me into his staff as an Assistant Coach where I had the privilege of helping lay the foundation for four consecutive IHSAA State Championships. Coach Little set the standard for high school soccer excellence, and I was fortunate to have been a part of that amazing run of form. I’m excited to be coaching high school soccer once again.
I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with our players and families to continue to grow soccer at Shortridge.