Mike Barnes, a coach for Johnston United Soccer Association’s ‘02 United Pride Red Classic girls team, was recently bestowed the honor of Girls Youth Coach of The Year by the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association.
Barnes, in his 12th year of coaching youth soccer, took some time to share his thoughts with our Michael Held on soccer, coaching and what keeps him coming back.
A: “It’s the magical moments. When you see (the players) succeed and they’re playing so hard on the field and you see them have that special moment. That’s what makes you keep coming back. It gives you a juice to come back every time.”