Craig Johnston

Director of Coaching & Boys Director

Craig Johnston takes on the role as Director of Coaching and Director of Boys, beginning June 2020. Craig has served the club since 2015 and played an integral role in the club's progression from AYSA to GPS Iowa/ASC. During his time, Craig has coached boys and girls programs at the club ranging from academy to high school aged players. Prior to his continued term at the club, early coaching experiences included a stint with Challenger Sports and introductory coaching courses in Scotland. Craig has recently completed his USSF 'C' License and is eager to take on his new role at the club. Away from the fields, Craig's work with our youth continues in his role as an elementary teacher for Des Moines Public Schools. As he enters his third year teaching, he will teach third grade at Jackson.

  • Hometown: Kilmarnock, Scotland
  • College Attended: Grand View University 
  • Degrees Earned: B.A. in Elementary Education K-6 (Reading Endorsement)
  • Years Coaching: 6
  • Coaching License: USSF 'C' License, SFA 1.1-1.3