Worthley grew up in Portland, Oregon and played club soccer from since the age of 6. He was an all conference player his junior season playing for Gresham High School. While there he earned all conference honorable mention. Worthley also was a 2 year starter for the Rockwood Rowdies, a U19 premier team that captured the Oregon Premier title in 1984 and 1985 – both years representing Oregon at the Far West Regional. Worthley has been coaching youth soccer in the Cedar Valley for the past 15 years – both boys and girls. He was the Men’s Head Coach at Cedar Falls H.S. in 1999 and 2000. Worthley was the Men’s and Women’s assistant coach at Wartburg in 1996. In 1991 and 1992 he was the Men’s Head Coach at Vennard Bible College.