John Tallach was born in Hamilton in 1960. He played 4 years with the East Hamilton Soccer Club before moving to the Saltfleet Go Ahead organization. At Saltfleet he played left full back and was part of the 1976 Major Bantam North American Championship team inducted into the Hamilton Soccer Hall Of Fame in 2015.
John played his senior soccer with the Stanton Pipers and Saltfleet until 1985 when he suffered a career ending back injury.
John went on to coach youth soccer with the Mount Hamilton Soccer Club for 2 years. In July 2015, John joined the Hamilton & District Soccer Association as the Chairman of Discipline Chairman and continues to serve in that role today.