BJU athletic director Neal Ring announced today, March 30, that Jesse McCormick will join BJU as men’s intercollegiate soccer coach effective April 4. For the past three years, Mr. McCormick has been head coach of women’s soccer at North Greenville University.
He also served as North Greenville University’s Men’s and Women’s Assistant Soccer Coach for three years and in seasonal positions as Furman United and CESA soccer clinic coach and USC Upstate Soccer camp coach. Since 2010 he’s been a co-founding member of the Greenville Eagles Football Club.
Mr. McCormick brings to BJU a close working relationship with NCCAA Division I athletics, having served for three years as the NCCAA’s Region Chair for Women’s Soccer and, with the Men’s Region Chair, having developed the NCCAA Soccer South Region Handbook.
A 2005 BJU graduate with a BS in Health, Fitness and Recreation, Mr. McCormick earned an MS in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention at California University of Pennsylvania in 2009.
At BJU, Mr. McCormick served as Basilean chaplain and athletic director, was a member of the Brazil soccer team for 7 years and initiated a BJU basketball outreach ministry at Judson YMCA. He was named Who’s Who Among Students in 2005.
“Jesse and I are on the same page when it comes to looking at athletics as a platform for spiritual growth,” says Coach Ring. “Athletics has helped shape the godly role model Jesse is, and he will be a great asset as we build BJU’s intercollegiate program and work with individual athletes.”
In addition to coaching, Mr. McCormick will teach in the exercise science program, work with BJU’s sports camps beginning this summer and play a role in recruiting.
“It’s my desire to coach and disciple young men to grow in His image and to realize a soccer program is a means to an end and not an end in itself,” says Jesse.
Published March 30, 2012