Doane College Athletic Director Greg Heier announced today that Greg Jarosik has been selected head men's soccer coach for the Tigers.
A native of Omaha, Neb., Jarosik graduated from Doane in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. Jarosik was a member of Doane's soccer team from 1997 to 2000.
"Greg is a Doane alum and based on his interview, his high school and club soccer accomplishment, including a high school state championship, we are confident that Coach Jarosik will do an excellent job leading our men's soccer program," Heier said. "I'm also confident he will do an excellent job recruiting due to his outstanding rapport with student-athletes and his excellent communication skills.
Jarosik has been coaching soccer since he was an undergraduate student, starting as an assistant for the Tigers in 2000. After graduating from Doane, he took an assistant coaching job at Gretna High School where the team won the state championship in 2002. He was named head coach after the 2002 season. During his tenure at Gretna, the Dragons compiled a 22-11 record. In 2004, Jarosik took the reigns at Papillion-LaVista South High School. In two years his teams have gone a combined 14-14. Jarosik has also coached for the Arsenal Soccer Club, one of the most successful club organizations in Nebraska. His 2006 team, Arsenal Veleno, won the state championship and regional championship.
"It is my goal to make Doane a benchmark program in the GPAC Conference and in (NAIA) Region III," Jarosik commented. "We will look to bring in quality student-athletes who can help propel our program into an elite program at this level both athletically as well as academically."
Jarosik replaces Marcus McCarthy, who was release of his duties in late October. McCarthy compiled a 12-19-5 record over two seasons.
The Tigers return several players including three-time all-conference selection Justin Feerhusen for the 2007 season. The graduation of four seniors, three all-conference honorees in 2006, will be felt most at the defender and goalkeeper positions.