Get To Know Coach Jamie Bladen

Get To Know Coach Jamie Bladen

Where are you from?

Doncaster, England


What city do you live in currently?

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


How long have you lived in the Milwaukee area?

Since 2011


What school did you graduate from?

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for my undergrad and Cardinal Stritch University for my masters


What was your field of study?



Best playing memory?

In England, scoring a last-minute winner against Leeds United Reserves. In America, scoring the winning penalty in the Final Four as a freshman to go to the NCAA DII National Championship Final.


Big or small family?

Big – loads of aunties, uncles and cousins


Do you have any pets?

One good dog called Big Tols


Favorite soccer team?

Liverpool FC


Favorite soccer player?

Steven Gerrard and Ronaldinho


Who’s better, Messi or Ronaldo?

Sadio Mané


Favorite professional coach?

Jürgen Klopp – The Boss


How long have you coached for?

Seven years


How long have you coached at FC?

Six years


Are you full-time or part-time with FC?



What is your full-time job?

Head Soccer Coach at Cardinal Stritch University


Favorite sport to watch besides soccer?

Golf when Tiger is playing


Favorite thing to do in free time?

Watch Footie


Who’s your favorite athlete?

Virgil van Dijk


What was your first job? When did you have it?

A paper route – started when I was 13 delivering papers every morning before school for 10-pound sterling per week!


Do you prefer to cook or eat out?
Eat out


What’s your favorite meal?

Shirley Bladen’s lasagna or a proper Sunday roast


What is your favorite type of foreign food?

Italian – Spaghetti Carbonara


What is your favorite holiday and why?

Christmas because I go home to the UK and spend time with my family and friends


Favorite TV Series?



Favorite music artist?

Tupac Amaru Shakur

Favorite time of the year and why?

Summer – World Cups, Champs League Finals, Euro’s, Youth National Championships, College Pre-Season, Garden Parties…I can carry on all day!


Best city you’ve visited?

Liverpool, UK