Job: Head Coach

Jürgen Ruckaberle

Our Women’s Team Head Coach, Jürgen played and coached in Germany before he arrived in Eugene, Oregon. He is currently the Director of Coaching for Eugene Metro FC and has coached in our community for the last 20+ years. Jurgen coached many boys and girls club teams, directed the South Eugene HS boys program for 12 years, and coached the EMFC Women’s team Azul in the WPSL for 10 years. He holds a USSF A and German B license and continues to enjoy the beautiful game. Jürgen also holds a Masters Degree in History from the University of Oregon and enjoys life with his wife Evon here in Eugene.

John Galas

John Galas

In his return to Lane United FC, Galas brings with him over 20 years of coaching experience. He began his career in the collegiate ranks, with stops at Florida State, Oregon, and Arizona. Galas has acquired experience at the pro level with the Portland Timbers (USL), the Real Salt Lake Academy, the Portland Thorns, Villarreal B in Spain, and FC Tucson (USL League One), where he was the head coach from 2020-2021.

John holds a Master’s Degree in Football Industries from the University of Liverpool and, of course, was a co-founder of Lane United FC and the original Head Coach/Sporting Director from 2013-2018.