Feb. 5, 2013
BOSTON – Jessica Clinton, an assistant for the Boston University women’s soccer program for the past five seasons, has been promoted to associate head coach following the resignation of Liz Driscoll, who held that role for the last two years, as announced by head coach Nancy Feldman on Tuesday.
Clinton, a 2004 graduate of BU, has helped the Terriers claim five consecutive America East regular season titles and four trips to the NCAA tournament since joining the staff prior to the 2008 season.
“Jess has been terrific in her role as assistant coach the last five years,” said Feldman. “She has developed our goalkeeper corps and made that a strength of our team. She has also contributed greatly as an ambassador of our program as a recruiter.”
Clinton returned to her alma mater after spending the 2007 season as an assistant coach at St. John’s. The 2003 America East Goalkeeper of the Year was a member of three conference championship teams (2000, 2001, 2003) and a two-time All-Conference First Team honoree. Clinton also received NSCAA All-Northeast Region accolades as a senior and trained with the Boston Breakers of the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) for one season in 2003.
“As someone who was a proud and successful student-athlete at BU herself, she has the ability to relate to our current athletes, as well as our alumni base in real and genuine ways,” said Feldman. “It gives me great pleasure to see her grow her abilities as a coaching professional and this promotion is just another step in her development. “
Driscoll has resigned from her position as associate head coach after spending seven years with the Terriers. She was responsible for assisting with team and individual coaching on the field, serving as the general recruiting coordinator and contributing to community outreach projects and camp programming.
“We are sorry to see Liz depart and wish her the best in her future personal and professional opportunities,” said Feldman. “She has definitely left her mark on Boston University and our women’s soccer program. Her knowledge and passion, her tireless efforts in recruiting, and her guidance and mentorship of our student-athletes over these last seven years has been instrumental in the success of the program during her tenure as assistant/associate head coach”.