Bonnie Young

Director of Academy
(872) 829-2651

Bonnie Young comes back to the Red Stars as an assistant coach after playing for Chicago during the 2009 WPS season.  After an outstanding playing career at Penn State, earning multiple All-Big Ten accolades, Young was drafted with the 14th overall pick in the 2002 W-USL Draft to the New York Power. Young spent several years in the professional ranks, including time with the New Jersey Wildcats where she helped guide the team to a W-League Championship in 2005. After four years with the Wildcats she would play for Sky Blue FC before eventually landing with the Chicago Red Stars.

In addition to her vast playing experience, Young brings over eleven years of collegiate coaching experience to the Red Stars. Young began her coaching career at Rhode Island University as an assistant coach for the 2004-2005 season, followed by five years at Monmouth University (New Jersey). Most recently, Young was the head coach at North Central College (Illinois), where she also served as the Director of the Strength and Conditioning Program. Since relocating to Illinois, Young has been the Senior Girls Director at NSA Premier, a Region II ODP Coach, and is still currently working as a U.S. Soccer Training Center coach.

Young holds a number of coaching qualifications, which includes a NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma and a USSF “C” License.



Paul Box

Director of Academy
(872) 829-2651

Box has coached with the men’s and women’s soccer team at North Central College from 2012-2016 as an assistant coach. He has worked for a number of other clubs, developing players within their recreation program and with teams U8-U18 premier and travel level. 

 Box graduated from North Central in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and recently in 2016 with his Masters in Business Administration. He was a two-time All-CCIW selection as a defender at North Central and finished third on the team in total points in 2011. Box transferred from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where he was part of a Horizon League Tournament championship team that qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2009. He was also four-year varsity player at Neuqua Valley HS, including the captain of the team that finished 2nd Place in the Illinois State tournament.

Coaching Qualifications: USSF C, Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science