Jake Ouimet Rejoins GW Men's Soccer Staff as Associate Head Coach
Former Duquesne University Head Coach Previously Spent Seven Seasons in Foggy Bottom
Jan. 11, 2013
Ouimet spent the past seven years at Duquesne, guiding the Dukes to two Atlantic 10 Championship berths. He coached 17 All-Conference players, 10 regional All-Americans and four Academic All-Americans at Duquesne, including the 2011 Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year and a 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy candidate. His teams were ranked regionally in five of his seven seasons, and the Dukes earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for posting a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average six times, ranking 17th among all Division I programs with a 3.31 GPA this fall.
Ouimet returns to Foggy Bottom after spending seven seasons on former head coach George Lidster's staff from 1999-2006, including his final year as associate head coach. Ouimet helped guide the Colonials to a pair of Atlantic 10 championships and NCAA Tournament berths in 2002 and 2004. During his tenure at GW, where he also served as recruiting coordinator, the Colonials reached the A-10 tournament four times.
"I am very excited that Jake is coming back to GW as part of our coaching staff," Coach Jones said. "His experience and success as a head coach at Duquesne and as an assistant here at GW show the work ethic and drive he has to bring success to the program. Adding Jake to our staff is a great indication of the direction we are moving as a program and the quality of players and staff we are adding to be successful."
"It's an exciting time to be involved with GW Athletics, and I look forward to being part of it," Coach Ouimet said. "The positive culture being created within the athletics department is tremendous. The environment for supporting successful teams and student-athletes on and off the playing field is a winning formula for the future. I would like to thank Craig Jones and (athletics director) Patrick Nero for the opportunity to work with the men's soccer program."
A standout striker at the University of Maine from 1992-96, Ouimet was the 1992 North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Year and a three-time regional All-American. He remains the Black Bears' all-time leader in goals (36) and points scored (86).
As a player in the professional ranks, Ouimet competed for the Worcester Wildfire of the A-League and the Cape Cod Crusaders of the USISL from 1997-99, leading both teams in scoring.
Ouimet began his coaching career in 1997 as an assistant with the boys' varsity soccer team at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Va., where he coached current U.S. National Team member Clarence Goodson. In addition, he served as head coach of Sterling United in Virginia, guiding his team to the USYSA State Cup semifinals and the Potomac Memorial Tournament title.
Ouimet holds a National and Advanced National coaching license from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
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