Within the 40 years of John Rosenberg as a soccer coach he has made it on all ranges. He's a person with many skills and pursuits. John can also be a author, inventor, radio station, traveler and lots of others. However, soccer is his ardour and he has change into the most effective American soccer coaches in Europe. In his 16 seasons in Europe he has achieved an 80% monitor file as head coach and coordinator for golf equipment in Germany and Italy. He laid the muse for this with an excellent faculty teaching profession.
Rising up in Boston, John graduated Harvard. He then accomplished a grasp's diploma in schooling at Penn State College, the place he started his teaching profession for eleven years beneath the path of legendary Penn State head coach Joe Paterno.
These seasons beneath one of many biggest faculty coaches of all time introduced him numerous reminiscences that can final a lifetime. In Penn State, he coached eleven bowl video games, together with two nationwide championship video games. In 1982, he helped Penn State win its first nationwide championship, defeating the College of Georgia (with Herschel Walker) within the Sugar Bowl. Nonetheless, he admits that considered one of his most rewarding experiences was coaching in Marino's final recreation in Pitt in opposition to Dan Marino earlier than becoming a member of the Miami Dolphins.
"I coached the defensive secondary, and dropped again 14-Zero within the first quarter beneath Marino's passing assault," Rosenberg mentioned. "Nonetheless, Coach Paterno satisfied us to remain affected person and cling to our plan, step by step turning the sport and successful 48-14 whereas choosing up 5 Marino passes."
After Penn State John took over in 1984, the place of head coach at Brown College and led them to 3 victories within the season, together with a 7: three file in 1987. He left in 1990 to pursue different pursuits. In 1994, he was tempted to coach full-time once more, this time in Europe. On the insistence of an previous pal John took over the job as head coach of the Munich Thunder within the newly fashioned Soccer League of Europe. He led the crew to the championship remaining on this first season. A key issue was his potential to win the previous Notre Dame star QB and Heisman trophies Tony Rice for the crew.
Since then he has returned to Europe to coach each season besides three. He enjoys the approach to life that permits him to spend 5 or 6 months at residence, which suggests each Boston and Los Angeles, after which practice for six to seven months in Europe. As a head coach or defensive coordinator of groups starting from the Cologne Crocodiles to the Bergamo Lions, John has reached the German or Italian remaining virtually yearly, apart from three.
Considered one of his most memorable video games was the German championship in 2002, when he as coach of the Hamburg Blue Satan, the crew on the long term, the hitherto unbeaten Braunschweig lions, unlucky steered. When he took command of the Munich Cowboys in 2007, he had made an astonishing flip after the crew was down in Division 2 in Germany. In a single season, he reworked a 1-12 crew into an unbeaten 14-Zero crew, which pushed him again subsequent yr within the first division.
This yr, John is in Plattling, a small city in southeastern Germany (Bavaria) with about 20,000 inhabitants. The Plattling Blackhawks play in Germany's high division and John likes the angle of the membership and the followers.
"The membership president has developed good sponsors who helped with the recruitment," he says. "For a small city like this, it's outstanding to be represented in considered one of Europe's greatest soccer leagues."
Rosenberg has no plans to retire. And why ought to he? He trains soccer, enjoys Europe and enjoys soccer in North America and all his different pursuits.