Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New UIS soccer coach has D-I experience

Jesse Miech, a former assistant coach at Saint Louis University, was named the men’s head soccer coach at the University of Illinois Springfield on Monday.

Miech was an assistant last season with the NCAA Division I Billikens, and he worked primarily with the goalkeepers.

He also served as a volunteer assistant coach at Virginia Tech in 2010, and from 2008-09 he was an assistant at Clemson. With the Tigers, Miech assisted in the day-to-day operations of the soccer program and was directly responsible for the implementation of a year-round goalkeeper-training program.

Miech also spent two seasons beginning in 2006 at Missouri State, where he coached the Bears’ goalkeepers and was the program’s head recruiter.

Miech was featured in a April 12, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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