After serving as assistant coach for six seasons, Jason Hirsch was named the head coach of the UTD men’s soccer program in May of 2013. A member of UT Dallas’ 2004 American Southwest Conference championship team, Hirsch succeeded former Comet head coach Jack Peel, who announced his retirement after the 2012 season.
While serving as an assistant coach, Hirsch served as the program’s recruiting coordinator and planned practice sessions for daily training. Over the past six seasons, the Comets have boasted 40 All-ASC picks, including 16 selections to the first team. This past fall, UTD had both the ASC’s Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year. Over the past six seasons, UTD has a cumulative record of 73-31-13, including a 53-15-10 mark in conference play.
Hirsch was a team captain and All-ASC First Team selection en route to guiding the Comets to the league title in 2004. Before becoming a full-time assistant, he was a volunteer coach following his senior year in 2005. A native of Plano, TX, Hirsch graduated from Plano West High School before earning a finance degree from UTD in 2005. He was first-team all-conference midfielder for the Comets during the team’s 2004 ASC Championship season, then served as a volunteer coach in 2005.