Jackson State University head soccer coach Dean Joseph has named Emily Homan as the program’s new assistant coach. Homan comes to JSU after serving as an assistant coach with the Upper Cumberland United Soccer Club in Cookeville, Tennessee.
As the assistant coach with Upper Cumberland she worked with the under U17 girls (from 2011-13) before working with the U14 girls in the spring of 2014. While at Upper Cumberland she was responsible for practice plans, scheduling, team workouts and travel. In 2011, she helped lead the U17 team to the Tennessee D3 state club semi-finals.
Homan played collegiate soccer at Tennessee Tech, where she played in 40 games over three seasons. She was a member of the Golden Eagles squad before suffering a career ending injury. As a freshman, she played in 19 games with three starts, logging 710 minutes of playing time. As a sophomore, she saw action in only two games before going down with a season-ending knee injury. That year she was named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. In 2011, she returned to the pitch and played in 18 games with three starts. She took six shots, three of which were shots on goal, for a .500 shot-on-goal percentage.
While at Tennessee Tech, she worked in the sports information department and served as the color commentator for the soccer team through the OVC Digital Network in 2013. In 2014, Homan earned a journalism degree from Tennessee Tech. She also has a USSF National D coaching license.