Jon Conway on TFC's goalkeepers: 'I don’t want any dickheads'

Toronto FC's long-time goalkeeping coach talks about working with the Reds' shot stoppers, how he's stayed in the job for eight years, and more.

Jon Conway on TFC's goalkeepers: 'I don’t want any dickheads'
Jon Conway (Photo Courtesy of Chicago Fire)

Players and coaches have come and gone in the last eight years at Toronto FC. The one constant presence at the club through all of its ups and downs has been Jon Conway.

Drafted out of Rutgers University in 2000, Conway went on to play in 92 MLS regular season and playoff games with the San Jose Earthquakes, New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC and Chicago Fire before retiring in 2011. The following year he became the goalkeeper coach at TFC's youth academy. On Aug. 31, 2014, Greg Vanney was promoted from youth academy director to Toronto FC's head coach, and he brought Conway with him to the senior team.

Conway, a 45-year-old native of Pennsylvania, has been TFC's goalkeeping coach ever since, and has served under four head coaches while working with Alex Bono, Clint Irwin, Quentin Westberg and now Sean Johnson.