Doane Announces Soccer Coaches

Doane Announces Soccer Coaches

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Doane College Athletic Director Greg Heier announced today that Greg Jarosik has been selected head men's soccer coach and Duane Johnson has been selected head women's soccer coach for the Tigers.

Greg Jarosik

Jarosik is a native of Omaha, Neb.  He 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.

"Based on his interview, his high school and club soccer accomplishments - 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 were 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 athletically as well as academically."

Duane Johnson

Johnson is a native of Lincoln, Neb.  He has served the past two years as head coach at Lincoln Southeast High School.

"I believe hiring Duane sends a message about how serious we are about our soccer program at Doane," said Heier.  "Duane is a highly successful high school coach and he has coached at every level of club soccer in Lincoln.  Having two children who have attended Doane College and played soccer, Duane knows first-hand the outstanding experience we have to offer here at Doane and he will do an outstanding job leading our soccer program."

Johnson has been coaching soccer since 1988 when he started with Lincoln area youths.  In 1999, he served as an assistant for the Lincoln Pius X girl's team.  In 2000, Johnson joined Lincoln Southeast as a varsity assistant and took over the junior varsity program in 2001.  He was named head coach of the varsity team in 2004.

"I am very excited for the opportunity to be part of a great institution," Johnson commented.  "My wife, Suzy, and I have been involved with Doane soccer as parents since 2002.  The key to a successful program is not only recruiting the best possible athlete, you also want the athlete to be a good student.  I want the players to know that I want them to succeed on and off the field."

Jarosik and Johnson replace Marcus McCarthy, who was relieved of his duties in late October.  In one season, McCarthy compiled a 3-13-1 record  on the women's team and a 12-19-5 record  on the men's team.

Posted by Nancy Weyers on 12/20/2006 9:55:00 AM


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