Delta State University

Delta State University Athletics
Chadwick-Dickson Ath Fld Hs DSU Box A3 Cleveland, MS 38733
Division 2 Mississippi Southeast
Public Small Competitive team

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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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