Jean Accepts Position at Saint Michael's
Jan. 31, 2006
Wade Jean has resigned his position as Duquesne University head men's soccer coach to accept the men's head soccer coaching job at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont. Jean, who went 82-54-14 in eight seasons at Duquesne, will also serve as Saint Michael's athletic ticket manager and event supervisor.
"This wasn't an easy decision, but the opportunity to return home was something my family and I couldn't pass up," said Jean, a native of Georgia, Vermont located 20 minutes north of the Saint Michael's campus. "I'm looking forward to new challenges and at the same time I'm very proud of what we accomplished in my eight years at Duquesne. I made some great friendships and had the opportunity to work with some outstanding student-athletes. I think the Duquesne soccer program is on solid ground, and I look for it to continue to improve."
Jean, a four-time Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year, led the Dukes to a share of the last three A-10 regular-season titles. His 2005 Dukes, which finished 13-5-0, were nationally ranked in three of the four major college soccer polls at one point or another during the season. Ten of his former players went on to play professionally.
"Wade worked hard to bring the Duquesne soccer program to a new level," said Duquesne Director of Athletics Greg Amodio. "Based on where we are now, I'm sure we will attract a talented pool of candidates for the head coaching position. We wish Wade and his family nothing but the best."
Duquesne will begin the search for a replacement immediately.