Staff

Dave King

Vice President

Strikers Fox Valley SC : 1997 – Present
Experience: 
Tri-Cities Soccer 1996-2000
Strikers Fox Valley SC – Assistant & Head Coach 1997-Present

Dave has coached with Strikers on both the boys’ and girls’ side, and with every age group, u8
through u23 during his time with the club.

Philosophy:
Respect and value the talents and abilities that players of every level bring to the field.
Champion the underdog. Coaches should apply methods and practices that work best for the
individual athlete to develop, both athletically and emotionally, to reach their fullest potential.
Treat players with kindness and respect as the young adults they are, and always help them strive
to be their best, both on and off the field. Help to shape solid citizens.
Players should be with a club because of the coaching, not in spite of it.

Personal:

  • Strikers Fox Valley SC
  • Vice President of Operations 2018-Present
  • Facilities Director 2010-Present
  • Boys and Girls Director 2018-Present
  • Girls Director 2003-2018

IHSA boys’ basketball referee 1984-present. State Finals 2006, 2007 & 2009.
NCAA D3 men’s basketball referee 1994-present
Board Member – Suburban Basketball Officials 2010-present
USSF Soccer referee 2001-present

Dave grew up in a family of nine kids in south suburban Riverdale and graduated from Thornton
Twp. High School. Worked 31 years in retail and in the Information Technology field. Over 35
years’ experience coaching basketball, baseball and soccer.

Married wife Gina in 1984 and has two Children – Andrew and Katie. Both career Strikers who
also played four years of collegiate soccer, Andrew at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and
Katie at Regis University in Denver CO.

License: USSF E License