Delta State University

Cleveland, MS 38733
Mississippi Southeast
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Luke Sheekey

Following a campaign in which he led the Delta State women's soccer team to a 6-12 record, which is tied for second most wins in program history, Luke Sheekey enters his second season as head coach of the DSU women's soccer team.


In Sheekey's first season, the Lady Statesmen also scored 32 goals, which ranks third in team history.


The London, England, native holds the highest coaching license issued by the United States Soccer Federation (National "A"). For three years, Sheekey was at the helm of the Louisiana Olympic Development program. He also helped direct Holy Cross High School (New Orleans) to its first state championship match appearance in program history. He was also in charge of the junior varsity team at Holy Cross, and the Louisiana Fire Youth Development program.


Sheekey served as assistant coach and associate head coach (2010-11) of the Baton Rouge Capitals (Professional Development League) for two seasons, assistant director of coaching of the Plantation Athletic Club for three seasons and was the head coach at Archbishop Chapelle High School from 2011-12.


Following his time at Archbishop Chapelle, Sheekey served one season (2012) as a graduate assistant coach for the Lady Statesmen and Statesmen and earned a Master of Science in Sports Management.


As a player, Sheekey played two seasons as a reserve and youth player at former English Premiere League Club Queens Park Rangers. He has also played multiple seasons for the Panama City Pirates, Baton Rouge Capitals and New Orleans Jesters (USL,PDL).


Over three full seasons, Sheekey scored 41 goals and added 17 assists, while earning NSCAA and Daktronics All-Region honors twice as a player at Sunshine State Conference member Eckerd College. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications Management/Athletic Administration from Eckerd in 2010.

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Callum Cobb

Callum Cobb enters his first season as a graduate assistant coach for the Lady Statesmen soccer team.


As a 16 year old, Cobb made first team debut for Farnborough FC the same team he captained for one game at age 17. Cobb then captained England at the Gothia Youth World Cup in Gothenburg , Sweden in 2011 and 2012.


Before embarking on a collegiate career, he went on to play for the Aldershot Town and Luton Town youth teams.


The Aldershot, England native then began his career as a collegiate player (2013-16) at the University of Rio Grande (Ohio), where he featured in 89 games and helped the RedStorm claim the 2015 NAIA National Championship. Cobb helped lead a defense that did not concede a goal from the round of 16 onwards.


Following his playing career, Cobb has been coaching youth soccer in Massachusetts, Oregon, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

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Nathan Gillespie

Nathan Gillespie enters his second season as a graduate assistant coach for the Lady Statesmen soccer team.


Gillespie featured in 60 games during a four year career at Cumberland University (Tenn.), where he helped anchor the defense. As a senior, Gillespie helped guide the Phoenix to a victory over No. 2 Lindsey Wilson to earn a berth in the Mid-South Conference championship game.


Recently, Gillespie has recently been a goalkeeper coach for the Biggleswade United senior team, as well as the Biggleswade U15 boys team.


In 2016, Gillespie also gained valuable coaching experience when he participated in first team coaching with Tottenham Hotspur and Cambridge United.


Following his playing career, The Cambridge, England native earned coaching expeirence at Sporting CT (Connecticut), where he led the U9, U10 and U14 girls programs in 2014, before leading the U10, U11 and U15 girls teams in 2015.

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Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson enters his fourth season as head coach of the Delta State men's soccer team, and fifth season as a part of the coaching staff.


After serving one year as interim head coach, Robertson was named head coach on Nov. 6, 2014 by director of athletics Ronnie Mayers.


Robertson spent one year as a graduate assistant coach for Nick Glaser. In his first season with DSU, he assisted former coach Matt Watts, helping guide the Statesmen to their first Gulf South Conference Tournament in school history, advancing to the conference final.


In Robertson's first season, the Statesmen finished the year 7-10 with a sixth place finish in the Gulf South Conference standings. DSU's 4-5 mark put the Statesmen into the GSC Tournament for just the second time in school history. The season saw seven losses decided by a single goal, including three in overtime.,


Under Robertson's tutelage, the Statesmen improved in nearly every offensive and defensive category from the 2013 season year. DSU allowed just 26 goals (1.53 per game) while scoring 22 (1.29). In 2013, Delta State surrendered 43 goals (2.39 per game) in a 3-14-1 season.


Following the 2014 campaign, Amine Rahmani (First Team) and Pedro Verissimo (Second Team) became the first All-GSC selections under Robertson.


His second season as head coach, Robertson went 6-10 during the 2015 campaign. For the first time in school history, the Statesmen topped GSC perennial power West Florida in back-to-back seasons. Rahmani was named Second Team All-GSC, while becoming the first player in program history to be named All-GSC on more than two occasions.


Following his third season at the helm, the Statesmen went 5-11-1 for the 2016 season. Andrew Aur was named Second Team All-GSC.


The Dumbarton, Scotland native played four seasons for Ty Brewer at Northwood (Fla.) University. Robertson was a four-year starting goalkeeper for the Seahawks, a perennial power in The Sun Conference (NAIA).


Robertson, a two-time first team All-Conference selection and four-time Defensive Player of the Week, logged over 5174 minutes in 56 games. He recorded a save percentage of .819,,and holds the school record for shutouts with 21 from 55 games.


He maintained a .800 goals against average for his career and helped the Seahawks to a Sun Conference Regular Season and Conference Championship and an NAIA National Tournament berth in 2008. Robertson finished with a career record of 39-15-2.


Robertson was born in Bellshill, Scotland, and is the son of Hamish and Kathleen Robertson. He received his bachelor's degree in Entertainment & Sport Promotion Management from Northwood in 2011. He earned a Master of Science in Sports Management from Delta State in 2014.

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Austin Jackman

Austin Jackman enters his first year as a graduate assistant for head coach Andy Robertson and the Delta State Statesmen soccer team, and his second year as a multimedia assistant for the Statesmen and Lady Statesmen. He also enters his first year as a multimedia assistant in Athletic Communications at Delta State.


Jackman currently holds a United States Soccer Federation (National ā€œEā€) license.


Jackman brings experience to Delta State, having played for the Statesmen for four years. Jackman was a key part of the first team in school history to make it to postseason play in 2012, where the Statesmen made it to the Gulf South Conference title game.


The Chicago, Illinois, native graduated from Delta State University in 2016 with a bachelor of arts in sports information. He is currently pursuing a master of science in sport and human performance with a concentration in sports management.

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Stuart Latimer

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