Jeff Bowers

Academy Director / VWU Head Coach

Academy Director / VWU Head Coach
  • Western Maryland University '98, Masters degree in Sports Administration York College '95, Bachelor degrees in Secondary Education and Accounting
  • Director of Women's Soccer
  • 14th season at Virginia Wesleyan in 2013; the only women's soccer coach in VWC history to guide his teams to five undefeated league seasons
  • Has guided the Marlin women to a current record of 202-51-27 overall and to an 119-14-11 record in league competition
  • Currently ranked No. 12 among the NCAA's current most successful coaches, owning a .775 winning percentage
  • Guided VWC to its most successful season ever in women's soccer in 2006, highlighted by an Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III final four tournament; team finished 18-4-4
  • Also serves VWC as the Associate Athletics Director
  • Two-time South Region Coach of the Year, two-time Virginia College Division Coach of the Year, two-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
  • Has coached 7 All-Americans, 26 All-South honorees, 26 All-Virginia honorees, and 52 All-ODAC honorees
  • Guided VWC to a school-record 20-2-3 finish in 2003; the first 20-win season in women's soccer
  • Steered the Marlins to a 2003 regular season championship in the ODAC, a South Region tournament championship, and a berth in the NCAA championship tournament, where the Marlins advanced to the round of the Elite 8
  • Selected to coach the professional women's soccer team, the Hampton Roads Piranha, during the summer of 2004
  • Four-year member of the York College men's soccer team, named as captain and Most Valuable Player in 1994
  • Former assistant men's and women's soccer coach at Messiah College
  • Holds a Premier License from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and a "B" License from the United States Soccer Federation
  • Former head girls soccer coach at Spring Grove Area High School, assistant coach at York Catholic High School, and men's assistant at York Suburban High School
  • Teacher in the Lower Dauphin Area School District from 1997 through 2000
  • Virginia District Staff Coach in the 2001 Olympic Developmental program
  • Has had experience as a camp staff coach at the College of William and Mary, the University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, Messiah College, and York College
  • Played for the Johansson Soccer Club for two years and the Harrisburg Amateur Soccer Club for two years