John Kowalski

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John Kowalski
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-12-22) December 22, 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth Miłków, Poland

John Kowalski (born December 22, 1951 in Miłków, Poland) is a former coach of the professional United States soccer clubs Tampa Bay Mutiny (Major League Soccer), Pittsburgh Riverhounds (NASL) and Pittsburgh Spirit (MISL). He also briefly managed the United States national team in 1991, compiling a 2-0-1 record.

Kowalski was also the head coach of the 1989 and 1992 U.S. five-a-side (Futsal) teams which won a bronze medal in the Netherlands in 1989[1] and a silver medal in Hong Kong in 1992.[2] Since the Futsal World Championship is a FIFA sanctioned event, the 1992 silver medal is the highest medal achievement the United States men's team has accomplished in FIFA worldwide soccer competition. The 1989 bronze was the first official US medal in a FIFA world competition.[3]

He currently coaches the Robert Morris University women's soccer team and the U-14 Girls Stars United team, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


  1. ^ "Netherlands 1989: Brazil show the way". FIFA. Archived from the original on 2006-10-10. Retrieved 2006-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Hong Kong 1992: Brazil boss it". FIFA. Archived from the original on 2006-10-09. Retrieved 2006-10-12. 
  3. ^ There was no official World Cup Third Place match in 1930 and no official third place was awarded; USA and Yugoslavia each lost in the semi-finals.