Jesse McCormick has been named the head women’s soccer coach at North Greenville University, athletic director Jan McDonald announced Tuesday. McCormick has been an assistant for the men’s and women’s teams for the last three years.
Chad Gfeller turns over the reins of the women’s program to McCormick after heading both the men’s and women’s programs for the last four years. Gfeller will remain as the head men’s soccer coach.
“Chad has done a great job coaching both programs, but has had to split time between the two,” says McCormick. “So having two full-time head coaches will allow each of us to focus solely on one team. I will now be able to focus all my time and energy on player development and recruiting for the women’s program.”
When North Greenville decided to employ two full-time soccer head coaches, McDonald looked no further than McCormick to guide the women’s program. “Jesse has served three years as an assistant for us and show great enthusiasm and leadership, so he was the obvious choice for our women’s team,” noted McDonald.
McCormick is excited about the possibilities for the Lady Crusader program. “I’ve been here three years and know the players, school, and program well,” notes McCormick. “I’m really looking forward to coaching this group of hard-working ladies and seeing what we can accomplish on the field and in the classroom. It’s a great situation to be in.”
McCormick graduated from Bob Jones University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health, Fitness, and Recreation. He is also a National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified Personal Trainer.
McCormick has travelled to Brazil six times on soccer mission trips.
McCormick resides in his native hometown of Greenville, SC.