Head Women's Soccer Coach
Jay Harris is a former professional soccer player in Europe, Asia and United States. Along with his playing career, he coached at all levels from professional, youth professional, club and most recently semi-professional soccer in California, where he won the United Women's Soccer League in 2016 with the Santa Clarita Blue Heat. While coaching with the Blue Heat, he led them to back-to-back Western Conference titles and the national runner-up in 2017. Harris has made stops at several top colleges as an assistant coach and as the head coach of USCB they received votes to be in the top 25 for the first time in school history.
Harris holds his United Soccer Coaches' Premiere diploma, United States Soccer Federation C License and is studying for his CSCS to become a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Harris has a degree in business management and a M.S. degree in exercise science.
During his first year at USCB, he led the Sand Sharks to an 8-9-1 overall record, finishing 4-5-1 in The Sun Conference and taking the team to the TSC semifinals for the second time in program history.
In that same year at USCB, Harris has earned the respect of coaches and players alike, being instrumental in several key areas, namely defensively, where the team saw a 32 percent decrease in goals allowed that season.
2019 saw numerous records broke. Best start to a season in school history, most goals scored in a season, least goals conceded in a season, most shutouts in a season, single season scoring and points record for an individual, most goals scored in a road game, fastest goal in school history. On this success, Harris states, “Records are great, but there is a bigger picture and we need to do better if we are going to be the program we want to be”