Jesse Urquhart enters his second year as the head coach of the Saint Mary's soccer program in the fall of 2017.
Urquhart came to Saint Marys with coaching experience at the club, mens collegiate, and womens collegiate levels. After finishing his collegiate playing career, Urquhart first began coaching at Neumann University in Pennsylvania as an assistant mens coach for the Knights. He developed and ran training sessions, was in charge of managing the teams fundraising, budgeting, and equipment needs, and served as a recruiting coordinator for the program from 2008 to 2014. During that time, Urquhart gained additional experience while also coaching at Camden County College in New Jersey as well as at the New Jersey Rush and Highland Youth Soccer Club. Two of the New Jersey Rush girls club teams he worked with were state champions in the 2014 season.
In the fall of 2014, he started a two-year stint as the graduate assistant womens soccer coach at Defiance College in Ohio. In that capacity, he coordinated the recruiting efforts, monitored academic study sessions, organized fundraisers, arranged the teams travel plans, and advanced the program through film breakdown and analysis. While at Defiance, Urquhart coached U15 boys, U16 boys, and U18 girls at Valentis Athletica Soccer Club out of Bowling Green, Ohio.
In his first season with the Belles, seven soccer student-athletes earned MIAA Academic Honor Roll status by maintaining at 3.5 GPA or above for the academic year. Moreover, the team was honored with the MIAA Team GPA Award after holding a 3.389 cumulative GPA for 2016-17.
As a collegiate athlete, Urquhart competed at Camden County College and Neumann University. In his final two years of eligibility at Neumann, he set school records in goals in a season, points in a season, game-winning goals in a season, and assists in a season.
Urquhart earned a bachelors degree in sports management from Neumann University in 2009 and just recently completed a masters degree in education with a concentration in sports coaching from Defiance College. He holds both a United States Soccer Federation National C license and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Goalkeeper Level 1 diploma.
Some of Urquhart's professional accomplishments include:
NSCAA Team Academic AwardSeven All-Conference Award RecipientsFour players earned Division III Scholar All-East Region honors
2011 NCAA Sweet 16 - ranked No. 16 nationally2010, 2011 NCAA Appearances2009, 2012 ECAC AppearancesFive consecutive Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) tournament appearancesFour Conference Players of the Year and two Conference Rookies of the Year42 Conference Award recipients, including 17 1st team selections35 Conference Academic recipientsAn ESPN Academic 1st Team All AmericanTwo players earned professional soccer contracts post-graduation
Camden County College
First playoff appearance in five seasonsConsecutive playoff appearances 2010, 2011 seasonsTwo First Team All-Region honorees
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