Waynesburg University

Waynesburg University Athletics
51 W. College St Waynesburg, PA 15370
Division 3 Pennsylvania Northeast
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Brad Heethuis

Brad Heethuis enters his fifth season as the head men’s soccer coach at Waynesburg University in 2018. In his first year at the helm of the Yellow Jackets (2014), he guided the program to a nine-win season (9-7-4, 5-2-1) and a third-place finish in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC). Under Heethuis’ guidance, Waynesburg qualified for the four-team PAC tournament for the first time since the conference went to the format in 2005.


The 2014 Jacket men also collected three PAC Player of the Week awards and senior goalkeeper Brandon Daughtry was praised as Corvias Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Co-Defensive Player of the Week.


Prior to arriving at Waynesburg, Heethuis was an assistant coach with the Calvin College (Michigan) men's soccer team. He also served as an assistant girls soccer coach at Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, Michigan.


He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education/exercise science from Calvin, where he spent four years as a member of the Knights men's soccer team. While coaching, Brad earned a Master of Science degree in kinesiology with a concentration in sports administration and coaching at Michigan State University.


Heethuis was a member of four Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Association champion teams and played in the 2009 and 2011 Division III national championship games. His individual accolades include being named MIAA Conference Player of the Week and a member of the MIAA all-conference teams in 2010. The following year, he was lauded as a collegesoccer360.com Primetime Performer.


Brad is married to his wife and Waynesburg women's head soccer coach, Laura Heethuis, and the two reside in Waynesburg with their daughter, Hayden. He also serves as her assistant coach with the women’s kickers.

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Laura Heethuis

Laura Heethuis begins her fifth season as the head women’s soccer coach at Waynesburg University in 2018.


During 2014, her debut campaign in orange and black, Heethuis guided the Yellow Jackets to an 8-9-3 overall mark and a 4-4-1 record in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play. The Jackets also qualified for the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Tournament.


On the individual side, then-junior Karleigh Murphey and then-senior Erica Nordlund were named to the All-PAC teams. Then-senior Natalie Abraham was applauded as a member of the 2014 Capital One Division III Academic All-District team.


A United States Soccer Federation National D Licensed Soccer Coach, Heethius arrived at Waynesburg after holding two volunteer assistant positions in the Division I ranks at the University of Miami and, most recently, her alma mater, Michigan State University.


As a student-athlete at MSU from 2008 to 2011, Laura earned a number of Big Ten and national accolades including being a four-time first-team all-conference award winner, a three-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Adidas All-American, a four-time NSCAA/Adidas first-team All-Great Lakes Region pick and a member of the United States Under-23 Women's National Team for all four years.


She also took home "Freshman of the Year" honors on both regional and national levels.


Laura was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology specializing in health promotions, and garnered recognition for her academic excellence on multiple occasions. She was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a first-team member of the 2011 Capital One Academic All-American Team.


She was drafted 19th overall in the 2012 Women's Professional Soccer League draft by Sky Blue FC, which is based in Morristown, New Jersey. That same year, she won the WPSL Elite championship with the Western New York Flash. Later, she was drafted 18th overall by Seattle Reign FC in the 2013 National Women's Soccer Supplemental Draft.


Laura is married to her husband and Waynesburg men's soccer coach, Brad Heethuis, and the two reside in Waynesburg with their daughter Hayden. She also serves as an assistant coach with the men’s kickers.

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Zack Morgan

After spending two years as a member of the Yellow Jacket men's soccer team, Zack Morgan has returned to Waynesburg as an assistant coach with both the men and women. The 2018 season marks his second on the bench with both squads.


Following two years at Hagerstown Community College where he was a 1st team all MDJUCO and 1st team all-region player, Morgan was a two-year starter at Waynesburg (2012, 2013). Over that time, he started 32-of-34 games at defense and was honored as a 2013 second-team All-PAC selection. The native of Greencastle, Pennsylvania, was also twice featured on the PAC Fall Academic Honor Roll.


Morgan comes to Waynesburg following a year in which he served as Athletic Director at his alma mater, Grace Academy in Hagerstown, Maryland. Since 2015, he has served as head boys soccer coach at Grace Academy and spent time as a physical education instructor at the middle and high school levels.


He also has experience as an area representative and co-camp director for three years with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Morgan earned his associate’s degree in health, physical education and leisure studies from Hagerstown Community College and his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Sports Management from Waynesburg in 2014. He also currently holds a USSF E license.


He is married to his wife, Kimber, who is also a Waynesburg graduate ('14).

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