Name: John Bush
Coaching Position & Experience: Head Varsity Soccer Coach, 23 years total (8 at Mercy)
John Bush is a nationally licensed soccer coach; he has both the “C” license from US Soccer and the United Soccer Coaches (NSCAA), Advanced National license. He has been coaching for 23 years including eight years at Our Lady of Mercy. He is happily married with 4 children and he resides in Hampton, GA.
Name: Dylan Eckert
Teaching position: Mercy Alum '16
Coaching Position & Experience: Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach
Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 41:10
Despite having just begun formal coaching one year ago, the impact it has made and the experience I have gained has been priceless. Working with and learning from the best, Head Coach John Bush, our team underwent exponential growth during my first season coaching at Our Lady of Mercy. Being an alumni, it was easy to build trust and respect with the players. Within a few weeks, our team’s effort and comradery was clear. Coach Bush and I organized and led a team that was severely rusty from the last few unsuccessful years, and turned them into a team with confidence. After getting them back on their feet, our team won 7 straight games to finish the season 9-5, the best record they have had since my senior year in 2016. In the upcoming seasons, I plan to improve upon that record time and time again.