Defiance College

Defiance College Athletics
701 N. Clinton Street Defiance, OH 43512
Division 3 Ohio Midwest
Private Very Small Competitive team

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Jenny Vincent

Jenny Vincent will begin her fifth season as head coach of the Defiance women's soccer program in 2018.


Vincent, a native of Germantown, Ohio, comes to Defiance College after four years as the primary assistant coach at Ohio Northern University under Mark Batman. During her time in Ada as an assistant, she helped the Polar Bears to a 52-23-10 record, including an Ohio Athletic Conference regular season championship in 2011, along with an OAC Tournament championship in 2012.


Prior to her coaching career, Vincent was also a member of the Polar Bears soccer team as a defender under Batman. In her four years at Ohio Northern as a player, the Polar Bears were 47-22-7. She was also a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative and an athletic training student, working with several Ohio Northern teams.


Following her playing career, Vincent became a certified athletic trainer and completed a graduate assistantship at Boston University, earning her Master’s degree in sport psychology.


During her time as a BU graduate assistant, she primarily worked with BU’s swimming and diving team. Following her stint in Massachusetts, Vincent returned to serve as an assistant at her Alma Mater.


Vincent has also been a coach at the club level. During her time in Ada, she also served as the head coach for the Ohio Extreme Soccer Club's U11 and U18 teams from June 2010 to July 2012.


In January 2013, Vincent moved on to coach with the Perrysburg Impact Soccer Club as the U16 head coach and continued with the program as it merged into the Greater Toledo FC Impact. Vincent will remain with the club program while completing her duties at Defiance.


Vincent graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training. Vincent also earned a coaching certificate from her alma mater.

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BJ Pheasant

Entering his 1st season with the Yellow Jackets as lead assistant BJ Pheasant brings experience from nationally ranked teams with a post season pedigree. Head Coach Jenny Vincent said, "I am excited to add Coach Pheasant to the DC staff. His experience in the game and his scientific approach to recruiting and building aspects of a college program will add a new dimension."


Pheasant came to Defiance College from Baldwin Wallace University in the tough OAC conference. In 2016 he was at Thomas More College where the coaching staff earned the 2016 NSCAA Region Coaching Staff of the Year award for last season's achievements. The team won their 6th straight PAC conference title and reached #3 in the country with a 22-1-1 record advancing to the Sweet 16 or better in the NCAA tournament for the fourth straight year. While serrving as Associate Head Coach at Concordia University Chicago (CUC), Pheasant was part of four consecutive double-digit winning seasons while leading CUC to the NACC conference tournament for the first time. Pheasant also has experience in the HCAC conference with programs at Franklin College and Manchester University.


Prior to his collegiate coaching career, Pheasant coached high school teams for eleven years, club teams for nineteen years, and in the Olympic Development program (ODP). He has a career record of 425-161-76 in his 51 seasons of action at all levels and has two state titles and two final fours in club soccer along with two teams that advanced to semi state in the high school ranks. He has both an NSCAA Advanced National and Level 3 Goal Keeping Diplomas.


Pheasant earned degrees in business and agricultural economics from Purdue University in 2002. Along with his Master’s degree in Athletic Administration & Sports Management from Indiana University in 2009.

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