John Golden, Assistant Coach
Coach John enters his 17th season with the organization and brings 22 years of experience to the Thunderbirds coaching staff. Before joining the Thunderbirds in 2005, as the head coach of the 14U team, he coached in the Souderton Community League for 5 years. While with the Thunderbirds, he has coached at various levels including 14U and 16U before assisting head coach Charlie Ball with the 18U Gold team and this year is returning to assist with the 14U team.
In 2011 Coach John added to his experience by becoming the assistant coach at Gwynedd Mercy High School Academy. Since 2011, the Lady Monarchs have produced winning records for 7 of 11 seasons he has been a part of the coaching staff. From 2017 to 2022 the team has made it to district playoffs and in 2021, the Lady Monarchs won their first ever conference championship.
Additionally, he has two daughters who both wore the Thunderbirds uniform and had very successful travel, high school, and college softball careers.
Coach John’s dedication to the organization goes beyond his coaching experience. He feels fortunate to be involved with an organization that not only teaches and instructs players to respect and play the game the right way but that also cares about their players both on and off the field. Although the organization has been successful, winning national championships and making numerous semi and quarter final appearances, it is his hope that he, in some way, has helped players become better people.