Director of Coaching Youth Academy/Parent Education
John Tart serves as the Director of Coaching for the Youth Academy for the entire club here at the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club where he is responsible for coaching, player and parent development, as well as the overall direction of the program among other duties. John comes to the Charlotte Independence from the Carolina Rapids, one of our legacy clubs. Before arriving at the Carolina Rapids, Tart served as the Head Men's Soccer Coach for Furman University for 13 years. He also spent 12 years as the Head Men's Soccer Coach for UNC Charlotte. A graduate of Furman University, John was a 4-year starter for the Men's Soccer team before moving onto coaching. A native of Charlotte, he has been married to his wife Beth for 35 years. Tart currently holds his USSF A license.