Norem named Ireton’s new soccer coach

Bishop Ireton Athletic Director W. William Simmons announced Ireton alum Jon Norem (class of 1989) will become the boys' varsity soccer coach for the 2009 season.

A life-long soccer player, Norem played for the legendary Hall of Famer Pete Johnson at Ireton during the late 1980s. He helped lead the Cardinals to a Virginia Catholic state championship his senior year and went on to play college soccer for Shenandoah University, where he graduated in 1994.

Norem has coached a number of successful club soccer teams for the previous 10 years throughout northern Virginia. He is married to the former Marci Garrison of Woodbridge and the couple has three children: Daniel, Nicolas, and Garrison.

"Jon knows the game and he's an Ireton guy," said Simmons. "He is a disciplined and professional coach who learned under a master, Pete Johnson. He has a passion for soccer, the Cardinals, and a tireless work ethic."

Ireton opens the 2009 campaign Aug. 25 when they host DeMatha, then travel to three-time conference champion Gonzaga.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2009