John Krysinsky

JOHN KRYSINSKY, born and raised on Long Island, N.Y., arrived in Pittsburgh in 1988, covers the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and United Soccer League for DKPittsburghSports.com.

Career: Professional journey has included communications and leadership roles with numerous non-profit, educational and health/human service organizations such as Special Olympics Pennsylvania, DePaul School For Hearing and Speech and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. ... Worked as public relations consultant and freelance writer for various publications and organizations including Pittsburgh Sports Report, Kids Sports Magazine, TheCup.US, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Founder/Managing editor of Pittsburgh Soccer Report, a website devoted to covering soccer in Western Pennsylvania. ... Served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Point Park, where led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98). Also was Head Coach of North Catholic boys soccer (2007-08), and Associate Head Coach of Shady Side Academy boys soccer team (2009-2014).

Personal: Degree in Journalism and Communications from Point Park (1992). Proud father of the "Krysinsky Boys:" J.J. and Jason. Have been a resident of the great borough of Aspinwall for more than a decade. Enjoy serving as mentor to young people in a number of volunteer roles (Health Rangers, Disability Resources), and serve as board member for local non-profit Neighborhood Youth Outreach Program. Avid hoops player -- still gets in a couple games a week.

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