John Trask (soccer)

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John Trask
Trask John HS 2010 2.jpg
Personal information
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois, United States
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Years Team
1984–1987 Indiana University
Teams managed
Years Team
1991–1993 Indiana University (graduate assistant)
1993–1999 Indiana University (assistant)
2000–2001 Miami Fusion (assistant)
2002–2003 D.C. United (assistant)
2004 Dallas Burn (assistant)
2005–2009 University of Illinois at Chicago
2010– University of Wisconsin

John Trask is the head men's soccer coach at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was announced head soccer coach on January 20, 2010. From 2005 to 2009, he served as the head men's soccer coach at UIC. At UIC, his teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2006, 2007, and 2008. From 2000 to 2004, he was a top assistant coach in Major League Soccer (MLS). In 2004, he was an assistant coach for Dallas Burn, and from 2002 to 2003, he was an assistant coach for D.C. United. From 2000 to 2001, he was an assistant coach with the Miami Fusion. From 1993 to 1999, he was an assistant coach at Indiana University. Trask was tutored by USSF Hall of Fame Coach Jerry Yeagley and former NASL great Ray Hudson.

His teams at UIC advanced to the NCAA Tournament reaching the 2nd Round in 2006, the Quarterfinals in 2007 and sweet Sixteen in 2008.

John Trask Total Soccer, LLC is a soccer camp which operates in Illinois and Wisconsin. The camp website is Trask has been involved with successful soccer camps for three decades.

From 1984 to 1987, he played college soccer for Indiana. As a midfielder, he was a member of the team that reached the 1984 Division 1 final.

In March 2018, Trask was inducted into the Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as both a player and a coach.[1]


  1. ^ "Trask inducted into Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame". University of Wisconsin–Madison. March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2018. 

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