NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College Athletic Director Diane Flickner has announced the hiring of Jason Moore to head up the men’s and women’s soccer programs.
A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., Moore began his coaching career in 1999 as an assistant women’s soccer coach at his alma mater, where he helped start the women’s program, compiling a 55-33-4 record over five seasons.
Moore spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach (goal-keeper coach) for the women’s soccer program at NCAA Division I James Madison University in Harrisonburg where, this past season, the Dukes finished 17-5-1.
In July 2007, Moore became director of coaching for the Harrisonburg Soccer Association, which serves youth teams from U6 to U18. From 2005-06, Moore served as the director of coaching for the St. Vrain Express Soccer Club in Longmont, Colo.
Moore was head women’s soccer coach at NCAA Division III DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., during the 2004 season. He also served as the head girls’ soccer coach at Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg in 2003 and 2004. The program had a 33-3 record during Moore’s tenure, going 18-0 during the 2004 season. Moore was selected Blue Ridge Conference Coach of the Year for both seasons.
As a student-athlete at EMU, Moore was a four-year letter winner and a member of two Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship teams, in 1996 and 1998. The 1998 team finished the season ranked 16th in the NCAA Division II poll. Moore holds Top Five rankings in career points and career goals scored at EMU, as well as the school record for assists.
Moore graduated from EMU in 1999 with a B.S. in recreation and sports leadership with a concentration in movement sciences. His professional development includes a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma and an NSCAA National Goal Keeper Diploma. He serves as an NSCAA regional staff instructor.
“I want to thank Diane Flickner for the opportunity to lead the Bethel men’s and women’s soccer programs,” Moore said. “It’s a tremendous honor to be joining such a great academic institution and an athletic department with a rich tradition of success.
“The philosophy and leadership within the college had a great impact on me and I felt that the opportunity to become a part of the Bethel College community was impossible to pass up,” he continued. “I am excited to lead the team’s growth both on and off the field.”
“Jason is prepared to meet the current needs of Bethel’s soccer program and to be a stable force for the future of the program,” Flickner said. “I look forward to the addition of Jason to the Bethel College community.”
Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and was the highest ranked Kansas college in the national liberal arts category of U.S. News & World Report’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008. In sports, Bethel is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC). For more information, see the Bethel web site at www.bethelks.edu.