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Eckerd College

Eckerd College Athletics
McArthur Center - 4200 54th Avenue S St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Division 2 Florida Southeast
Private Small Competitive team

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Luke Skeekey

Luke Skeekey '10 joined his alma mater in August 2022 as the interim head women's soccer coach.


Sheekey has a wealth of coaching experience, including being the head coach of the Louisiana Olympic Development program and Holy Cross High School in New Orleans. He also served as an assistant coach and associate head coach of the Baton Rouge Capitals (Professional Development League) for two seasons, and assistant director of coaching of the Plantation Athletic Club for two years. He was the head coach at Archbishop Chapelle High School in New Orleans from 2011-12.


Sheekey returns to Eckerd after spending two seasons as an assistant women's soccer coach at UNC Charlotte, where he helped lead the 49ers to the Conference USA Championships Finals in 2020-21.


Prior to his time in Charlotte, he served as the head women's soccer coach at Delta State (Miss.) for four years. With the Statesmen, he posted 25 victories while guiding the program to its first appearance in the Gulf South Conference Tournament in 2019. He also led the team to a program record for conference wins in 2019. In his first season with the Statesmen, the team scored 32 goals, ranking third in program history.


At DSU, Sheekey's team excelled off the field as they were a yearly fixture in the department's community service competition and his team recorded the highest GPA in the department in 2018-19 and 2019-20.


He also served as a graduate assistant coach at Delta State in 2012.


Sheekey had a standout career at Eckerd, appearing in 49 games with 43 goals, 18 assists, and 104 points, all ranking second in program history. He dished out 10 assists in 2008, setting a single-season record. He earned All-SSC First Team honors in 2008 and 2009. He garnered First Team D2CCA/Daktronics All-Region accolades in 2008 and NSCAA All-Region honors in 2008 and 2009.


Sheekey graduated from Eckerd in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in communications and obtained his master's degree in sports management from Delta State in 2012.

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Shauna Griffin

Shauna Griffin enters her first season as an assistant coach for the Tritons in 2022.


Prior to Eckerd, Griffin was a high school coach at The Villages High School. She also coached both the U10 and U12 boys teams at the Villages Soccer Club. While at the Villages, she ran the recreation department and ran game day operations for the USL2 men’s team at the Villages.


Griffin spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Delta State University.


She coached the Tallaght Community School high school soccer team from 2006-2011 and served as the physical education coach for the Tallaght Community School Summer Camp in 2012 and 2013. Griffin holds a license in coaching for ages 6-12 from FAI soccer and was the U4 soccer CYSA coach for the fall of 2014.


A native of Dublin, Ireland, Griffin brings a wealth of coaching and playing experience to Eckerd College women’s soccer.


Griffin began her collegiate soccer career in the United States playing two seasons for Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, where she garnered All-Region, All-Conference, and All-Academic Team honors.


She later transferred to Columbus State University for the 2014 season where she was a member of the Lady Cougars’ 2014 PBC Conference Champion, 2014 PBC Conference Tournament Champions and NCAA Southeast Region champions 2014, and made it to the 2014 NCAA Elite 8.


She transferred to Francis Marion University in 2015 to complete her final year of collegiate soccer and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology in the summer of 2016.


Griffin received her master’s degree in Sport and Human Performance from Delta State University, and another master’s degree in Kinesiology.

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Jason Navas

Assistant Women's Soccer Coach & Recruiting Camp Coordinator

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