Jeff Semler

Club Coach


Arlington Heights, IL


• USSF D License starting Dec 2023


Coaching Experience:

  • Lake Forest
  • Lake Bluff Junior High School
  • UK (Wales, England, Ireland & Scotland)
  • Gurnee Park District
  • FC Lake County since Fall 2023

Playing Experience:

  • Arlington Heights Youth League
  • Lake Forest High School
  • Carthage College
  • Deerpath Junior High School


Happily married to my wife Tonia, we have two kids, Isabella and Anthony ages 11 and 8.  Our children keep us busy with Cub Scouts, Theater, Marching Band, Concert Band and Choir.  My passion for soccer began at a very early age, around 3 or 4 years old.  I am a massive Manchester United fan and I follow International/European Soccer.  Other clubs I follow are Sunderland, Shrewsbury Town and Salford City.  I’m so excited for the World Cup to be back in the USA in 2026.

My other passion is racing cars and Formula 1.  Go Mercedes!