Jean Rettig returns for her fourth season as an assistant with the Seminole soccer program after spending five seasons as a student-athlete at Penn State University. In her first three seasons at Florida State, Rettig assisted with organizing team practices and helped coordinate team travel. She also served as an instructor at the Mark Krikorian Soccer Academy while helping in the day-to-day planning of the Seminole Soccer camps. Rettig earned a master’s degree in Sport Psychology at Florida State following the spring of 2010 and is currently working on a doctorial degree in Higher Education.

Before arriving in Tallahassee, Rettig served as an assistant coach with Central Penn United, a U-14 girls squad. She also had the opportunity to serve as head coach of a U-10 girls summer academy team which is affiliated with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the United Soccer League (USL-2) Second Division.

With the Nittany Lions, Rettig was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2004, 2005 and 2006) and was part of five Big Ten regular season championships (2003-07). Over her career, Rettig played in 62 games making 34 starts. She amassed 18 career points on four goals and 10 assists. The Harrisburg, Pa., native helped Penn State to a College Cup appearance in 2005 as well as the school’s first ever No. 1 national ranking. In the 2005 NCAA Tournament, Rettig posted goals in her first two postseason games as Penn State registered victories over Bucknell and West Virginia. That year the Nittany Lions would go on to set a team-record for the most postseason goals with 17.