July 14, 2000
The Florida State University Department of Athletics announced Thursday the hiring of John Galas as the new assistant coach for the Seminole soccer program.
Galas had served as the assistant coach for the University of Oregon women’s soccer team since 1997 where he mainly worked with the team’s goalkeepers. Galas, during a one-year hiatus from Oregon, also worked with one of England’s premier club teams, Liverpool Football Club. Galas participated in all of Liverpool’s training sessions and served as a goalkeeping coach for the club’s Community Coaching Scheme.
“This is a great opportunity for me, and I am very excited to be a part of Florida State. Patrick (Baker) is doing a wonderful job with the Seminole program and I know he will make this team competitive on the national level,” said Galas. “With our coaching staff, the team we have in place and a great recruiting class, I know this team is heading in the right direction.”
Galas, a Eugene, Ore. native, worked as a goalkeeper coach during the off-season in 1998 at Soccer Plus Goalkeeper School in San Diego, Cal. The school was founded and directed by Tony DiCiccio, the head coach of the World Cup Champion USA women’s soccer team. Prior to joining the University of Oregon staff, Galas served as an assistant coach/goalkeeper coach for both the boy’s and girl’s soccer programs at South Eugene High School in Oregon. He also was an assistant coach for the Oregon State Boys U-17 Olympic Development Program in 1997.
Galas received his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Oregon in July of 1997. He then earned a Master’s of Business Administration in Football Industries from the University of Liverpool in December of 1999. Galas married his wife, Anna Brockmeyer, on July 31, 1999.