Florida Tech Soccer Coach Jessica Monarch Resigns, Accepts Position at Charleston Southern

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spent last five years with women's soccer team

Panthers head coach Jessica Monarch has announced her resignation as she has accepted the assistant coach’s position at Division I, Charleston Southern. (FIT Image)

BREVARD COUNTY  • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Panthers head coach Jessica Monarch has announced her resignation as she has accepted the assistant coach’s position at Division I, Charleston Southern.

She has spent the last five years with the women’s soccer team, as she was the assistant coach for three and the head coach for the past two.

‘I am very grateful for my time at Florida Tech and the players I’ve had the privilege to lead,” said Monarch. ” It is a special place and I’m thankful for the opportunities and experiences afforded me by Bill Jurgens, Dustin Smith, Jen Mercurio and Pete Mazzone.”

Monarch joins head coach, Jose Gomez and goalkeeper’s coach, Jackie Stoll as the trio looks to elevate the Bucs to a Big South power.

During her Florida Tech tenure, the Faulkner graduate helped the Crimson & Gray to a 41-39-8 record. This included the team’s first-ever SSC tournament championship in 2017. Moreover, thanks to her mentorship, women’s soccer student-athletes won 22 individual postseason honors.

“Very happy for Jess and at the same time very sorry to see her move on from Florida Tech,” said Pete Mazzone, above.

This included 12 All-SSC, seven D2CCA All-South Region and three All-South scholar-athletes. In addition, each of Monarch’s teams won the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award.

“Very happy for Jess and at the same time very sorry to see her move on from Florida Tech,” said Pete Mazzone.

“Jess did an outstanding job transitioning from being the Assistant Coach to being named the Head Coach at Florida Tech just as the season started in 2018. She is very committed to the game of soccer and worked very well with her team and the entire athletic staff. We wish her great success at her new University.”

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