István Kohári
DOB: 21/10/75


A former professional football player, I am now a qualified, dedicated, confident, dynamic and enthusiastic individual with a proven track record in coaching. With excellent organizational, communication, delivery and presentation skills which enable delivery of relevant, engaging and effective coaching. Recognizing the value of leading by example and the importance of attention to detail as well as showing passion and enthusiasm for both the role and the subject. Confident operating independently under my own initiative as well as achieving and surpassing objectives as part of a team. I am an adaptable individual who can “fit in” quickly and deliver.


  • Member of Hungary U19 “B” team representing the country in an International Tournament in Italy in 1994
  • Became a professional player at the age of 17
  • New Jersey State League Cup Champion in 2003, USA
  • Over 200 semi- professional and professional appearances between 1992 and 2006


Harefield United Football Club, U17s Coach July 2020- Present

  • Effective work in coaching a team of 3
  • Planning and delivering coaching sessions
  • Helping the players to make their way in to the U18s squad
  • Helping to prepare the squad to be able to achieve a successful 2020/ 2021 season

Founder, Head Coach, AC Football Academy October 2016- August 2019

  • Founder of a soccer school with the aim to provide additional training sessions to individuals that would like to get extra sessions to develop their football skills in small groups
  • Establishing and maintaining an effective, engaging and safe learning environment
  • Managing and supporting a small team of coaches
  • Planning and delivering a technical coaching programme for children aged 6- 14 years
  • Carrying out player assessments
  • Providing a courteous and professional approach to customer requests
  • Proactive problem solving
  • General finance work involved in running the business

Lead Age Group Coach, Old Actonians Youth FC November 2012 – August 2016

  • Coaching a team for four consecutive years from U8s to U12s
  • Establishing and maintaining an effective, engaging and safe learning environment
  • Planning and delivering age appropriate technical, tactical and cognitive coaching sessions
  • Monitoring and providing appropriate playing opportunities for all players
  • Carrying out player assessments

After School Football Coach, Whiteheath Junior School Ruislip March 2014 – July 2014

  • Planning and delivering coaching sessions for boys and girls from ages 8 to 10
  • Establishing and maintaining a fun and safe environment
  • Reporting to Head Teacher

Voluntary Coach, Ruislip Rangers September 2012 – June 2013

  • Planning and delivering an additional midweek technical coaching sessions for my son’s U8s team


First Teams:

2005- 2006 Union Gaspoltshofen- Austria
2004- 2005 Szolnoki Spartacus SC- Hungary
2000- 2004 Woodbridge Hungaria SC- USA
1998- 2000 Kunszentmártoni TE- Hungary
1993- 1998 Szolnoki MAV FC- Hungary

Youth Teams:

1994 U19 Hungary National “B” Team
1989-1991 Szolnoki MAV FC Youth Teams
1989-1991 U14/ U15/ U16- Jász Nagykun Szolnok County Teams


1981 – 1989 Kováts Mihály Elementary School, Karcag, Hungary

1989 – 1992 Tiszaparti Secondary School, Szolnok, Hungary
GCSE: English Language Hungarian Language and Literature
General History Maths Science


  • UEFA B Licence
  • The FA Youth Award Module 1
  • The FA Youth Award Module 2
  • The FA Level 1 Introduction to Scouting
  • Professional Football Scouts Association Introduction Into Football Scouting
  • Professional Football Scouts Association Level 1 in Identification in Football
  • League Managers Association School of Football Management Course: ‘Evaluating Performance’ and Creating a Culture of Excellence
  • The FA Level 1 in Coaching Futsal
  • The FA Online CPD: Pete Sturgess- Possession (5-11)
  • The FA Online CPD: Dick Bate- Counter Attacking
  • The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
  • The FA Online Safeguarding Children Re- Certification
  • The FA Welfare Officers Workshop
  • The FA First Aid for Sports Certification
  • The FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football
  • The FA Sudden Cardiac Arrest Module
  • The FA Concussion Module
  • Completed all CPD (Continuous Professional Development) hours every year since 2011 to maintain membership at The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club in England


  • Committed, enthusiastic and highly motivated, showing a passion for developing players
  • A positive and professional attitude and the ability to work with a range of individuals
  • Ability to work on one’s own initiative and as part of a team
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and motivational skills and as well as being a role-model and professional
  • Positive role model to young people, coaches, teachers and parents
  • Ability to plan, deliver, evaluate and recording coaching sessions
  • Quick, analytical mind with an excellent eye for detail
  • Ability to work in a confident and flexible manner
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Speaks fluent English


  • In my spare time I like to study football related subjects, read books, do outdoor activities and spend time with family.
  • Member of The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club in England since 2011
  • Enhanced CRB check (Criminal Record Bureau) – Middlesex Football Association
  • Full driving license including Mini Bus and Bus (Cat.: B, B1, C, C1, D, and D1)
  • Hungarian/ British citizen