Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois Athletic Department
600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920
Division 1 Illinois Midwest
Public Medium National competitor


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Jake Plant

Eastern Illinois

* Hired as head women's soccer coach in February of 2018

Eastern Illinois Assistant Coach

* Assistant Coach for men's and women's soccer programs in 2016 & 2017 primarily coaching women's team in 2017 season

* Assistant Coach for men's program in 2014 & 2015

* Helped coach first-team Summit League Goalkeeper Mike Novotny (2017)

* Helped coach one first team, three second team and seven All-Newcomer selections for men in Summit League

* Helped coach Panthers to back-to-back men's soccer Summit League Tournament appearances in 2016 & 2017

* Coached second team All-OVC selection in women's soccer Lindsey Carlson (2017)

* Helped coach All-OVC Newcomer selection in women's soccer Henar Urteaga (2016)


* Two-year member of Eastern Illinois men's soccer program (2012-13)

* Started 34 matches with six goals and four career assists

* Two-time Summit League Commissioner's List

* Played two seasons at Northern Iowa CC (2010-11)

* Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Illinois University in 2014

* Master's Degree from Eastern Illinois University in 2016

* Wife, Meagan

* Native of Birmingham, England

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Janet Cassidy

Eastern Illinois

* Hired as assistant women's soccer coach in August 2018

Prior to Eastern Illinois

* Head women's soccer coach at Southwestern Oregon Community College, 2018

* LA Galaxy South Bay Club U12 & U13 Head Coach

* Assistant women's soccer coach at Cal State Dominguez(2014-16)

* Assistant women's soccer coach at Cal Poly Pomona (2013-14)

* Head coach at Colorado State Pueblo (NCAA Division II) from 2009-12

* Coached Rocky Mountain Goalkeeper of the Year in 2009

* Head Coach ODP G95 for Alaska in 2010

* Assistant women's soccer coach at Ventura County Fusion Soccer Club (Professional Women's W-League)

* Head women's soccer coach at Oxnard College (2008-09)

* Assistant women's soccer coach at Cal Poly Pomona (2004-08)

* Coach at Riverside Community College (2002-03)

* Head girl's soccer cocah at Vista del Lago HS in California (2002-06)

* NCAA Team Academic Achievement Award for teams 2013-16 seasons as assistant coach

* Conference Coach of the Year in HS during 2003 & 2004 seasons

* Coached HS team to three CIF playoff appearances


* Played two seasons of women's soccer at Riverside Community College

* Played in WPLS Semi-Professional League

* NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma I Coaching License

* National D Coaching Licence

* Bachelor's Degree from San Diego State University in 2002

* Master's Degree from Concordia University (California) in 2012

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