Rush Pikes Peak Soccer Club has announced Jake Heath as the U11 Girls Rush Pikes Peak team coach for the 2015 - 2016 seasonal year.
Heath began coaching with Rush Pikes Peak in 2013 after moving to Colorado Springs from Tennessee. He currently coaches G11 Rush Pikes Peak Cinza and B13 Rush Pikes Peak Azul.
Heath began his soccer career as a youth player in Tennessee, playing club ball for Knoxville Stars before moving on to a college career at Tennessee Wesleyan College. While at Tennessee Wesleyan, he earned All-Conference honors as well as degrees in Exercise Science and Physical Education. During his last semester, he was an assistant for the men's soccer program.
Following graduation, Heath began coaching with McMinn United FC, winning a State Cup Championship with his U14 girls team. He also coached U12 boys and girls, U12 - U13 girls, and U8 girls while at McMinn.
Since joining Rush Pikes Peak, Heath has coached U12 - U13 boys, U17 boys, U11 girls, and a U10 developmental team and has worked as a staff coach for camps and clinics. In addition to his club coaching, Heath works as a physical education teacher at Patriot Elementary.
Heath holds his United States Soccer Federation National 'D' License and was named Rush Pikes Peak's 2014 Competitive Girls Coach of the Year.