Jonathan Inez

Staff Coach


USSF Grassroots Coaching License

Positive Coaching License (PCA) Certified

My soccer career began at the age of 8 years old. My father gathered up all the local boys in our town and made a soccer team that he managed. From then on I moved onto a relatively small club named Real Wheeling Fc Arsenal located in Wheeling, IL. Playing a year up In the seasons of 2011 & 2012 we were crowned YSSL Division One championship along with a Final four appearance in the State Cup finals in the spring of 2013. A true underdog story, funded solely by the parents and coaches in charge. In the year of 2014, I played with Ela Soccer club based in Lake Zurich. Where we also achieved a semifinal run in the 2014 state cup tournament. From then on, my high school career began. Three year varsity letter winner, under the legendary coach Willie Filian. Whom has retired in 2021, after a lengthy and successful 34 year career at Palatine High school. Captained my senior year along with some accolades that consisted of a Mid-suburban All Conference team selection, All-tournament team for the Hogan Cup 2016. And a Special Mention on the Daily Herald: Northwest All-Area team. Also participated in the long distance crew in Track and field under another legendary coach of Palatine High School, Chris Quick. I made the jump to play Division Three soccer at Illinois College a small school in Jacksonville, IL. Starting 14 of the 18 games. An experience that made me grow , not only in the game of soccer but in the game of life. Ultimately, my college soccer was cut short. Opting out and attending trade school to be a Cnc Machinist.

The true passion for coaching began seeing my dad make his own teams from the local kids in our town. He started making teams with my older brother. Recruiting players, picking players up for practice, and using the limited resources at his disposal to make it happen. All for the love the game and provide an outlet for the kids.
As an up and coming coach in Elite S.C. I strive to be a positive influence by helping players achieve competence and confidence in the game of soccer. Along with creating interpersonal connections with the players to help facilitate a competitive yet fun environment. I also strive to emit the passion that I have for the game to the players that I have the pleasure to work with. As all the coaches that worked with me in the past did.
I also have the honor to be part of the non-profit organization ESCO (Elite Soccer Community Organization) as a coach.

Outside of Elite:
I enjoy Running and watching MMA. Also Participated in a few exhibition matches in the sport of boxing. Above all I like Devoting my time for my loved ones.