2014 SEASON: COACHING STAFF

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ROGER JACOBS

Head Coach

Veteran soccer coach Roger Jacobs begins his first season as chief of the Lady Comets this fall. A fixture within the local sports community, Jacobs is one of the most recognizable trainers working within the NEPA soccer scene. In his capacity as Director of Player Development for the Riverfront Sports soccer schools, he has served for more than a decade as the lead instructor for the highly-regarded Riverfront Soccer Academy. However, he is probably better known for the achievements compiled during his 16-year career as Head Coach of the Baptist Bible College Men's Soccer program. While at BBC, Jacobs developed a program noted for consistent excellence and led his charges to four National Christian College Division II championships, while coaching several Christian College All-American players.

He also has experience guiding prominent high school programs; for example, in eight seasons as coach of the boys' soccer team at Elkhart Baptist Christian High School in Elkhart, Indiana, he logged a stunning record of 114-14-9 while guiding his teams to six Indiana Association of Christian Schools state championships.

Among his other notable accomplishments, Jacobs was for 17 years the director of the popular Big Blue Soccer Camp, which offered state-of-the art soccer training to youth players in grades K-8. During this same time period, he also directed high-school camps at BBC. 

While the 2014 season will mark his first as mentor of the Lady Comets, his indirect influence has already been felt. This is because, in his career as a trainer,  Jacobs played a role in the development of many of the young women who would later become major stars with the Lady Comets.

Jacobs replaces E.T. Hunter, who left the head coaching position to devote more time to his business interests.  In his four years with the program, Hunter compiled an extraordinary record of 58-12-6 and marshalled his fabled 2011 team through an undefeated regular-season campaign.

 

MEGAN CALLAHAN, ASSISTANT COACH 

The Lady Comets' all-time leading scorer returns to the Abington sideline in a coaching capacity; Callahan was part of a series of highly successful Abington Heights teams. She has since served as an assistant coach at the collegiate level, and has also worked with the soccer programs at Riverfront Sports. In addition, she has been a prominent trainer at area soccer camps for several years.