University of SC Beaufort

USCB Sand Sharks Athletics
One University Boulevard Bluffton, SC 29909
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Jay Harris

Jay Harris is a former professional soccer player in Europe, Asia and United States. Along with his playing career, he coached semi-professional soccer in California, where he recently won the United Women's Soccer League in 2016 with the Santa Clarita Blue Heat. While coaching with the Blue Heat, he led them to back-to-back Western Conference titles and the national runner-up in 2017. Harris has made stops at several top colleges as an assistant coach.


Harris holds his United Soccer Coaches' Premiere diploma, United States Soccer Federation C License and is studying for his CSCS to become a certified strength and conditioning specialist.


Harris has a degree in business management and a masters degree in exercise science.


During his first year at USCB, he led the Sand Sharks to an 8-9-1 overall record, finishing 4-5-1 in The Sun Conference and taking the team to the TSC semifinals for the second time in program history.


In that same year at USCB, Harris has earned the respect of coaches and players alike, being instrumental in several key areas, namely defensively, where the team saw a 32 percent decrease in goals allowed that season.

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