Coaching Since: 2004
Started with FCA: 2008 (co-Founder of Washington FCA Baseball, Club Director 2014-2017)
Current & Prior Coaching Experience:
Hailing from the Jersey Shore, John brings a lifetime of sports experience to FCA. He earned 12 varsity letters through High School (Baseball, Wrestling, Football, Golf) and played recreational hockey for over 15 years. John has been coaching youth sports since 2003. Principally hockey (as one of the founding coaches in the Everett Youth Hockey program) and baseball from Little League through select baseball.
Along with Bruce Glenn, Coach Cokos helped to start a new Faith Based select program in 2006 (The Titans) which merged into FCA Baseball in 2008. Together they compiled a record of 137-63 with over 20 championships.
In 2017, John returned to coaching after a 3 year stint as FCA Club director where he oversaw the near doubling of the program’s teams and rosters and unparalleled on-field success across all teams.
Verse to live by:
Phillipians 1:27 - Just one thing: Live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or am absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm
"If a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live."
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Coaching Role Model:
Darran Littlefield has been an inspiration both on and off the field. From a purely strategic standpoint, he’s shaped the way that I see and teach the game. His leadership and full immersion into his team and players is something I aspire to. I would also point to Bruce Glenn, who has a way of connecting with each player on just the right level and whose heart is always true. These men are what FCA is all about. A “true north” for all of us to measure against.
Favorite Part of Coaching:
Watching the boys grow year to year and seeing them continually reach for and achieve their dreams — be they playing High School or College baseball, it’s amazing to watch their progression and know that through the course of it, they’ve learned some serious life lessons through this greatest of all sports.