Mount Allison University’s Department of Athletics and Recreation is pleased to announce that George Jenkins has been named as head coach of the Mounties Men’s Soccer program.
“We are very proud to introduce Coach Jenkins as the head coach of our Mounties Men’s Soccer program,” says Mounties Director of Athletics and Recreation Pierre Arsenault. “George brings a tremendous coaching résumé to our program and we’re excited to have him go to work with our players. We are serious about building a contender with our men’s soccer program and I feel very confident that this is an important step in the right direction.”
Jenkins, who resides in River Hebert, NS with his wife, has recently moved to the area after spending many years coaching in Ontario and internationally. He arrives as a well-decorated coach, having completed, among other designations, his FIFA A Coaching License, his USSF Soccer National A License, and his Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) National B License. Coach Jenkins is also currently working to complete his CSA National A License.
With more than 20 years coaching experience, Coach Jenkins has spent time with programs such as the Sri Lanka Under 21 men’s national team and both Toronto-Croatia and the Mississauga Eagles of the Canadian Soccer League (CSL). While with Toronto-Croatia, Jenkins won a CSL Championship and was named CSL Coach of the Year in 2013.
“I am incredibly excited to be part of Mount Allison's Men's Varsity Soccer Program and I respect and welcome the responsibility and dedication associated with the position of Head Coach,” offered Coach Jenkins. “This is a time of transition for the program and team. However after meeting with the players, I have every confidence in their abilities to meet and overcome any and all challenges that may lay ahead.”
As the Mounties look ahead to the 2016 AUS season, they do so returning a strong core of players with only three players having graduated from the program in 2015. The Mounties officially launched their new home — a state-of-the-art turf field known as Alumni Field — during the 2015 season.