Coach Jai was born in South Korea, raised and cultured in Fairfax County. He grew up playing soccer and it has always been his first love.
Before moving to the United States, Jai was lucky to be part of the elementary school team that represented the country of his birth to play an annually held youth international friendly against a Japanese side. He started playing at youth level as a center-back but always loved driving forward and hoped to play more of an attacking role. He played varsity soccer in high school where he was selected First Team All District his sophomore and senior years.
Jai has gained experience in coaching and refereeing and has gained new perspective of the game and the desire to learn on and off the pitch. He loves sharing knowledge and experiences with his group of players and watching them develop.
Outside of soccer Jai enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two dogs.