Steve Cooke joined the Colorado Rapids coaching staff full-time in February 2010. Prior to joining the Rapids, Cooke has enjoyed a twenty year full-time coaching career in England and in the United States.
A graduate of Carnegie College in Education, Cooke holds both the UEFA “A” Coaching License and the USSF “A” Coaching License.
Cooke came to the United States following a six year career with Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, then of the English Premier League, where he performed duties as Youth Team Coach and Center of Excellence Coach. Additionally, he worked for The Football Association as a tutor and assessor in their coaching education department.
Cooke made the move to Phoenix, Arizona where he spent eight years as the Assistant Director of Coaching at Sereno Soccer Club and a further two years at SC del Sol in the same role.
Steve Cooke's career then took him to Las Vegas, Nevada when he accepted a position as the Director of Coaching for Neusport Football Club. In addition, Steve was appointed as the Director of the boys Olympic Development Program and performed duties as a Coach Educator for the Nevada Youth Soccer Association.
A native of Sheffield, England, Steve resides in Denver, Colorado and has two children, Daniel and Gabrielle.