University of SC Beaufort

USCB Sand Sharks Athletics
One University Boulevard Bluffton, SC 29909
Division 2 South Carolina Southeast
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Jay Harris

Jay Harris begins his sixth season as the Sand Sharks' head women's soccer coach in 2023. In 2022, the women's soccer team posted its best record in program history going 11-7-1.

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 earned his Bachelor's from Tusculum in Business Management in 2005 and his Masters in Exercise Science from Concordia in 2018.

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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Dan Huff

Dan Huff joins coach Jay Harris' women's soccer staff prior to the start of the 2023 season. He will primarily work with the team's goalkeepers.

The London England graduated with a degree in Exercise Science from Lyon College where he spent three seasons as a goalkeeper on the Fighting Scotts men's soccer team. During his three seasons he spent over 2400 minutes between the pipes racking up 94 saves and collecting a 9-10-1 overall record while recording seven shutouts.

During the offseason, coach Huff would volunteer his time at local high schools in the Arkansas area as well as back in London where he would host camps and clinics.

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