Greater Evansville Soccer

Hall of Fame Inductee

John Bertram

Category:  Player / Coach
Year Inducted:  2019

Professional Soccer Coaching Licenses

United States Soccer Federation “B” license – June 1996 (#3177)
United States Soccer Federation “C” license – June 1995 (#6661)
United States Soccer Federation National Youth License – December 2007 (#24933)
National Soccer Coaches Association of America – Premier Diploma – 2005
National Soccer Coaches Association of America – Advanced National Diploma – 1996
National Soccer Coaches Association of America – National Diploma – 1995
National Soccer Coaches Association of America – Goalkeeping Institute Diploma
January 2006 “Pass with Distinction”

Evansville High School Playing Experience

Central High School Varsity Soccer Team – Letterman – Goalkeeper (1981, 82, 83, 84)
First Team Evansville “All-Area” Goalkeeper (1983 & 1984)

Youth and Club Soccer playing experience

Varied Teams (1977-1985)
Evansville Pizza Hut (1985)
Evansville Pizza Hut – Indiana State Champion (1985)
– winning in Penalty Kick Shoot-out vs Indy Dynamo
Regional Tournament Participant – Minnesota (1985)

DePauw University Varsity Playing Experience (1985, 86, 87, 88)

DePauw Letter Winner (1986, 87, 88)
NCAA DIII Championship Tournament (1987)
Nationally Ranked in top 20 (1986, 87)
All-Tournament Goalkeeper – Wooster Invitational Tournament (1987)

High School Coaching Experience

Boonville High School Varsity Boys Soccer Coach (1989 – 1998)
Coached the Boys team to the first and only soccer Sectional Championship in School History (1991)
Developed All-State Goalkeeper and DI athlete Erik Poellein, who played at UE (1995 & 1996)
Boonville High School Varsity Girls Soccer Coach (1989-1994)
Castle High School – Guest Instructor and Goalkeeper coach (1999 to present as requested)

Club Soccer Coaching Experience (Spanning 1989-2009)

Goalkeeper Director for the Evansville Soccer Club, Warrick Soccer Academy, etc.
Head Boys Coach for one season – Evansville Blue Star
Indiana Youth Soccer Boys District “Head Coach of the Year”

Collegiate Coaching

Volunteer Assistant and Goalkeeper Coach
University of Evansville Men’s Team (over the years as requested)
Volunteer Goalkeeper Coach
University of Southern Indiana (Men’s and Women’s) (over the years as requested)
University of Evansville (Men and Women) (over the years as requested)

Professional Soccer Camps and Instruction (former staff coach)

Joe Machnik’s #1 Goalkeeper Camps 
Tony DiCicco Soccer Plus Goalkeeper Camps 
University of Evansville Soccer Camps 
University of Southern Indiana Soccer Camps 
DePauw University Soccer Camps 
Colorado Stampede Soccer Camps 

Founder and director of the Warrick Soccer Academy (1993-2007)
The Warrick Soccer Academy was a fully staffed youth Soccer Camp that served Indiana and the surrounding states. The camp handled 200-300 campers yearly.

Founder and director of the Warrick Soccer Academy Goalkeeper School (1993-2009)
This was an exclusive goalkeeper school that trained a vast number of goalkeepers at all ages and levels of ability. 

Coaching Instructor for the Indiana Youth Soccer Association and for the United States Soccer Federation (1990 – 2007, and as needed)