• New soccer coach brings U.S. National Team experience to Baylor

    Marci JobsonNew head football coach Art Briles has received plenty of publicity since coming to Baylor, and rightfully so, given his successful career to date. But he’s not the only new head coach at Baylor this fall.

    Marci Jobson took over the reins of the Baylor women’s soccer team in December after three years as head coach at Northern Illinois, where she led the Huskies to a pair of Mid-American Conference Tournament appearances and improved the program’s win total each year.

    Most notably, she split the past three years between her duties at NIU and playing for the U.S. National Team. One of the first 18 players named to the 2007 U.S. World Cup team, Jobson was the oldest player ever (by four years!) to make her first Women’s World Cup roster, and she retired following the 2007 event, just missing out on this summer’s Olympics.

    Jobson’s National Team experience was the pinnacle of a long playing career. A three-time all-conference honoree at Wisconsin and SMU, Jobson played professionally for a total of nine years in the United States and overseas.

    The Baylor women kick off the 2008 season with an exhibition match against SMU Saturday night in Waco, then hit the road for the season opener at UTEP on August 22.

    Sic ’em, Coach Jobson and Baylor soccer!

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