2016 MEN'S SOCCER
  • Record: 4-11
  • Home: 3-5
  • Away: 1-6
  • Neutral: 0-0
  • American Midwest: 4-7
Jason Elliott
Jason Elliott Image
Head Coach - 16th Season
Phone:731-989-6995

Jason Elliott begins his 16th season as the head men's and women's soccer coach at Freed-Hardeman University.

Elliott has been a part of the men's soccer program since it was instituted in 2000. He was a player on the inaugural team and scored the first goal in school history on Sept. 16, 2000, against Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) University. The year after, he succeeded Chuck Begnaud as the head coach of both programs.

In 2008, the Lady Lions won a program-record nine matches and qualified for the conference tournament under Elliott’s leadership.  The Lions also had a solid season, winning seven matches despite having only one senior on the roster.

That success continued in 2010 when both the Lady Lions and Lions set new records for wins in a season.  The Lady Lions topped their 2008 mark with 10 wins while the Lions tied the program record of 13 wins, but did it in fewer matches than in 2004 when the record was first established.  The Lions also won four games in conference and hosted a conference tournament match for the first time after finishing in third place in the regular season.  Elliott was named the men’s soccer conference coach of the year for his efforts in leading the Lions to a season that exceeded expectations.

The Lion and Lady Lion programs emphasize more than success on the field. Since 2001, the programs have boasted a combined 134 TranSouth Conference Scholar Athletes and 38 NAIA Scholar Athletes and have routinely posted team GPAs of 3.0 or higher.  

In 2010, Elliott had eight players recognized as all-conference performers by the TranSouth: Nikki Ceeney, Tiffany Harris, Julie Bracknell, Briley Collins, Kenniel Hyde, Simbarashe Zvaita, Archibold Marowa and Alexandre Girodo.  Elliott has coached players from 22 states and many countries including Argentina, Peru, India, Jamaica, Germany, Brazil, Scotland, England, Paraguay, Australia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Guinea and Finland.

Elliott is also the director of the summer soccer camps that have grown each year since they started.  The camps are known for development of players and emphasizing the role of sports in the athletes’ lives.

Elliott holds the advanced national coaching diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association.

Elliott, a native of McPherson, Kan., completed his undergraduate work at Freed-Hardeman in 2000 and earned a master's degree in 2001. He is the son of Glen and Colleen Elliott of Greenbrier, Ark., and has a younger sister, Elizabeth, who lives in Kansas City and an older brother, Benjamin, who passed away in June 2009.  He is married to the former Misti Mason. He has three children: Amos, Lydia and Isaiah.

2016 Men's Soccer Roster
Roster for 2016 Men's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
0Andrew MacDonaldJRGK6-0 Jackson, Tenn.Jackson Christian School
1Jeremiah BaileyFRGK6-1 McKenzie, Tenn.McKenzie HS
3Misael JaimesFRMF5-9 Olive Branch, Miss.Olive Branch HS
4Alex MeanySRDEF5-10 Dublin, IrelandOatlands College
6Nassar SsempaSRMF5-4 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaSisler HS
7Lucas Las CasasFRDEF5-10 BeloHorizonte, BrazilColeguium
8Jorge SeguraSRMF5-7 Collinsville, Ala.Northeast Alabama CC
9Andres Arias GarciaFRMF5-10 Guadalupe, San Jose Costa RicaUniversity of Costa Rica
11George AchardJRFWD5-10 Florence, Ala.Mars Hill Bible School
12Kyle BrownFRGK5-11 Henderson, Tenn.Chester County HS
13Luke JaniecFRDEF5-10 Benton, Ky.Marshall County HS
14Aaron Van RavesteinFRMF5-9 Roanoke, Va.Lord Botetourt HS
15Emery DukeSOFWD5-10 Livingston, Tenn.Livingston Academy
16Ty HendleySRDEF5-9 Mayfield, Ky.Graves County HS
17Hunter HeffingtonSOMF5-8 Pikeville, Ky.Pikeville Independent HS
18Jose ReyesSRMF5-6 Memphis, Tenn.University of Memphis
20Clay LindsayFRFWD5-11 Madison, Ala.James Clemens HS
21Matt MescherSRMF5-9 Lakeland, Tenn.Arlington HS
22Diego SeguraFRDEF6-0 Madrid, SpainUniversity Rey Juan Carlos
23Welton DegraffreedSODEF5-10 Atoka, Tenn.Brighton HS
24Andre FreireFRDEF6-0 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaGarden City Collegiate
25Andrij SawczukFRMF6-1 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaSt. Paul's High School
26Jean Carlo RodriguezFRDEF5-5 Guadalupe, San Jose Costa RicaUniversity of Costa Rica
27Andres BrealeyFRFWD5-10 Costa RicaAnglo American HS
28Hunter ThompsonFRGK6-0 Muscle Shoals, Ala.Muscle Shoals HS
Coaches
Jason Elliott Image
Head Coach
16th season
 
Simbarashe Zvaita Image
Grad Assistant
3rd season
 
Hobe Watkins Image
Grad Assistant
4th season