COVINGTON, KY (October 25th, 2023) – Kings Hammer Soccer Club is excited to announce Jon Pickup as the Kings Hammer Ohio General Manager. He holds a NSCAA Master Coach Diploma, NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF ‘A’ License, and a USSF National Youth License.
Jon has served as a soccer trainer and director for over 25 years within Columbus, Indiana, and Cincinnati. He has won numerous awards including State, Regional, and National Championships. In that time, he coached within the Kings Hammer Academy Program where his team saw great success making it to the State Finals several years in a row. Most of his players went on to play at the next level, with a few who are currently playing in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Jon also has experience coaching in the United Soccer League (USL), serving as the head coach for the Cincinnati Kings Men’s USL Division 2 team and the Cincinnati Riverhawks Men’s USL Division 1 team for a short period.
“I’d like to thank Kevin, Chris and Paul for bringing me back to the club where I started my coaching career nearly 25 years ago! Over the last several years Kings Hammer has redefined the soccer landscape through player development opportunities and club expansion. As their new Ohio General Manager, I look forward to the opportunity and being a part of the vision and growth of the club moving forward,” said Jon Pickup, Kings Hammer Ohio General Manager
“I am thrilled to announce the hiring of Jon Pickup as Kings Hammer’s Ohio General Manager. Jon’s extensive knowledge and experience in the game, and in particular, the region, make him an excellent fit for this role. He is very well respected in the area, and I am confident that his expertise will have an incredibly positive impact not only on our Ohio programs but on the entire club as well,” said Paul Nicholson, Kings Hammer Midwest Executive Director.
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About Kings Hammer
Kings Hammer Soccer Club, which was founded in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, has become one of the most recognizable youth soccer clubs in the Midwest Region of the United States.
The club provides appropriate training for soccer at every level. Players, coaches, staff, parents contribute directly to the positive environment at Kings Hammer Soccer Club. From developing collegiate, professional, and national team level athletes to providing all players the opportunity to love the game, the development structure services all skill levels.
For more information, visit KingsHammer.com.