Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Soccer Life - Michael Carney

You may know Mike from his back-and-forth Twitter exchanges with Jon Busch about hockey. Or his discussions about Varmint Trace Farms and his chickens. Or his experiences as a head soccer coach for Bishop Chatard High School.

Or you might know him as one of the contributors of the grassroots media site Lady Victory & Her Quest for Glory. In his words, "His motivation for the blog was simple; for every Indy Eleven home game during their inaugural season, Carney created his own scouting reports and took notes during the games. He now shares these scouting reports prior to each game in Lady Victory and Her Quest for Glory." Mike used to write and contribute to Total NASL, as well.

And now he's a contributor to this site as he provided his responses to my questions about The Soccer Life:

1. Name:
- Michael Carney

2. Role (Player, Parent, Coach, Referee, General Spectator, All of the Above, None of the Above, Other):
- Coach, player, fan

3. Soccer-specific Nickname (and any story behind it):

4. Age became interested in soccer:
- 14

5. First recollection of the game:

6. Highest level of play achieved:
- High school

7. Honors/Awards

8. Last competitive match – Date (if known) & Level of Play

9. Position:
- Outside mid

10. Jersey number:
- 11

11. Coaching experience:
- High school head coach for 3 years.
Editor's note: Mike is the head coach of the Bishop Chatard High School boys team for the past three years and spent time before that as a coach at Cardinal Ritter HS, Martinsville HS, and Guerin Catholic High School.

12. Refereeing experience:

13. Most memorable moment(s):

14. Least memorable moment(s):

15. Favorite World Cup moment(s):

16. Favorite team(s)

17. Favorite Historical player:

18. Favorite Current Player

19. Indoor vs Outdoor:
- Outdoor

20. Grass vs Turf:
- Grass

21. Other sports played (and to what level):
- Baseball (high school) and track (high school)

22. Other Comments:
- USSF National D License

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