The Portage Soccer Club is proud of the accomplishments of our players; with the most recent noted accomplishment of PSC Alumnus B.J. Snow. At age 36 Snow, who is married to Lindsay Tarpley (also a PSC Alumni – two time Olympic champion and professional player) in 2013 was named as the U.S. Under 17 Women’s National Team Head Coach. This is the first time this position has been a full time position.
B.J. Snow began his travel soccer career with the Portage Soccer Club. He attended and played for Portage Central High School Mustangs before moving on to the University of Indiana. While there he was a four year starter and helped them grab four straight Big Ten titles and back-toback national championships.
He then returned to Portage where he began his coaching career with his alma mater. He served as head coach for the Mustangs Men’s program and assistant coach for the Women’s program. He then moved onto the University of California where he quickly moved from a voluntary to permanent coaching position. After serving as assistant head coach, in 2011, he was promoted to head coach where he led the Bruins to their second straight National title.
In addition to coaching at UCLA, Snow served as the assistant coach for the United States Women’s National Under- 20 Soccer Team in the Germany 2010 FIFA U-20 World Cup. In January of this year, he was hired as the first ever full-time head coach for the United States Women’s National Under-17 Soccer Team with the hope of guiding this team to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup which will be held in 2014 in Costa Rica.
BJ Snow has proven to be a positive role model on and off the field. As a result of his accomplishments the Portage Soccer Club officially inducting him into PSC’s Wall of Fame on August 2, 2013.