Aron Hyde returns for his fifth season as the goalkeeping coach for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club in 2014. In his first four years with the Fire, Hyde has been integral in the development of U.S. international Sean Johnson. In addition to training the Fire’s goalkeeping core, the Birmingham, England product assists with scouting and the club’s Academy teams.
The 30-year-old joined the Fire in 2010 after spending 2009 as an assistant coach with the University of Washington’s men’s team. Prior to joining the Huskies, Hyde worked as the Goalkeeping Coach for Seattle University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams, from 2006-09.
Hyde previously coached for Seattle-based Emerald City FC where he served as assistant goalkeeper coach and head team coach for two of the boy’s club teams. He has been involved as a Region IV Staff Coach, an NSCAA goalkeeping staff instructor and with the Washington state Olympic Development Program.
Hyde’s vast playing experience includes spells with Walsall FC, Millwall FC, and Wycombe Wanderers in his native England. Stateside, he spent time at Judson College (NAIA). He currently possesses his USSF A and USSF Goalkeeping Licenses, and his UEFA A Coaching License.
Hyde, who lives in Chicago, earned his Masters in Sport Administration and Leadership from Seattle University in 2009.