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|Full name||John Christopher Hackworth|
|Date of birth||February 5, 1970|
|Place of birth||Dunedin, Florida, United States|
|1992||Wake Forest (women's)|
|1993–1997||Wake Forest (men's assistant)|
|1998–2001||South Florida Bulls|
|2002–2004||United States U-17 (assistant)|
|2004–2007||United States U-17|
|2007–2009||United States (assistant)|
|2010–2012||Philadelphia Union (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
John Hackworth (born February 5, 1970 in Dunedin, Florida) is an American soccer coach who is the former manager of the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. He was a Coach and Youth Development Coordinator for the team beginning in 2010. He also served as an assistant with the United States national team and as head coach of the United States U-17 men's national soccer team. He was also the technical director of the U.S. Soccer Federation's Bradenton Academy.
A native of Dunedin, Florida, graduated from Dunedin High School. He began his collegiate soccer career at Brevard College in 1989 and 1990. In 1991, he transferred to Wake Forest University where he finished his collegiate career in 1992.
He then played several years in the United States Development Soccer League, an amateur league created by Walter Chyzowych. He spent two seasons with the Carolina Crunch in this league. In 1997, his amateur team played against the Carolina Dynamo of the A-League. Hackworth shut down Stern John. As a result, the Dynamo signed him for the rest of the season. Hackworth spent most of the season as a reserve, but played one game as the Dynamo finished runner-up in the championship.
By the time Hackworth retired from playing in 1997, he had already spent several years coaching. In 1993, Wake Forest University hired Hackworth as an assistant coach with the women's soccer team. In 1994, he became an assistant with the men's team. In 1998, the University of South Florida hired Hackworth head coach. During his four-year tenure, he took the team to two NCCA tournament appearances and compiled a 47-32-2 record. In 2002, Hackworth became an assistant to United States U-17 men's national soccer team coach John Ellinger. In 2004, when Ellinger left to become head coach at Real Salt Lake, Hackworth moved up to become head coach. He coached the team at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2005 and 2007. On November 9, 2009, Hackworth was hired by the expansion MLS Philadelphia Union as a Coach and Youth Development Coordinator.
On June 13, 2012, he was announced as the Philadelphia Union's new interim coach and was given the title permanently on August 30. On June 10, 2014, he was relieved of his duties as team manager.
Updated on June 10, 2014.
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- Carolina Dynamo All Time Stats
- The Year in American Soccer - 1997
- "USF Men's Soccer Coach John Hackworth Resigns - Conference USA Official Athletic Site". Conferenceusa.cstv.com. 2002-04-24. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
- "USF MEN'S SOCCER St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, Fla. PETE YOUNG Aug 30, 2002". St. Petersburg Times. August 30, 2002. Retrieved 2010-10-28.