Jeff Cole enters his seventh season in 2019 on the Roo coaching staff. He became the assistant coach in March of 2015 and currently stands as the UMKC Associate Head Coach. He has been honored as the WAC Coaching Staff of the Year in 2018, 2017, 2015 and 2014.
A McPherson College graduate, Cole started on the UMKC coaching staff in 2013 as a volunteer assistant and goalkeeper coach. Under Cole, goalkeeper Nina Tzianos enjoyed the best individual season in program history in 2014, setting school records for goals against (17), goals against average (.84), saves (97), save percentage (.851), wins (13), and shutouts (8).
Cole began his career as a men's assistant coach at McPherson in 1997-'98. In October of 1997, he joined the Wichita Wings, where he served as a developmental player, team manager, and head of gameday operations until 2001.
Cole spent 14 years as a staff coach with the River City Soccer Club, three years as a staff coach with U.S. Youth Soccer Region II, and two years as the women's assistant at Hutchinson Community College where he helped lead the team to back-to-back KJCAA Conference Championships with an undefeated conference mark (12-0) and a 21-1 overall record in 2010. That team won the Region VI Championship and made the NJCAA District Finals.
From 2011-17, Cole was the Boys Director of Coaching/Youth Academy Director for KC Select Soccer Club and a staff coach with the Kansas Olympic Development Program.
Cole holds the following licenses: USSF National "A" Coaching License, USSF National Goalkeepers License, USSF National "B" Coaching License, NSCAA Advanced National License, NSCAA National License, and a NSCAA State Diploma.
He can be reached at (316) 250-7781 or firstname.lastname@example.org.