JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State University Division of Athletics has selected Stephen Peck as the women’s soccer program’s third head coach. Peck will officially start his post on July 1.
Peck, who has over 15 years of head coaching experience, has an excellent resume. He won a JUCO national championship, a .659 winning percentage, and has qualified for post-season play in 13 of his 15 year head coaching career. He has coached 55 All-Conference players, 59 All-Region players, five regional Players of the Year and 11 NSCAA All-Americans.
Peck comes to JSU from Oakland City University (Indiana) where he served as the head men’s soccer coach for four seasons. During his tenure with the Mighty Oaks he compiled a 35-28-6 record (.551). In his first season with Oakland City, Peck guided the Oaks to a 10-6-0 record in 2012. That season the team achieved some program firsts, such as double-digit regular season victories and defeating the No. 10 ranked Lindenwood University (NCAA Division II). That season he also led the program to its highest regular season winning percentage in school history, as well as having student-athletes recognize by the NCCAA, NSCAA and the NCAA. The NCCAA honored two young men as All-Midwest Region performers and one as a scholar-athlete. The NSCAA honored three young men as Scholar All-North Region academic. The NCAA recorded nationally that Peck had Aljosa Stankovic finish 5th in assists per game and tied for 9th in total assists, while Nick Little and Nico Gercke finished 24th and 36th in points per game, 18th and 28th in goals per game while tying for 39th in goals scored and 49th in total points.