Jason Spain is entering his first season at the helm of the Green Bay women’s soccer program after recently being named the 12th head coach in program history.
Spain spent the past nine seasons at Minot State University (ND), where he served as head coach from the creation of the program to its four NCAA Division II Tournament appearances.
Spain was named as the first and only coach in Minot State women's soccer history, with the program starting in 2010. During his nine-year career with the Beavers, an NCAA DII member of the NSIC, Spain racked up 109 wins and a .656 winning percentage (109-53-18). He led the program to four NCAA Division II Tournament appearances, and both a NSIC regular season and tournament championship during his tenure.
Under Spain's direction, Minot State had two All-Americans (Ninfa Ramirez and Marianna Danna) and two Academic All-Americans (Breanne Hatfield and Ashley Franco). Twelve different Beavers earned All-Region honors. The women's soccer team was the first Minot State program to earn a trip to the NCAA Division II National Tournament as the Beavers captured the 2012 NSIC Postseason Tournament title, also a first for the school. Minot State won its first NCAA Tournament match in 2015. The Beavers won the school's first NSIC regular season championship in 2016, posting a school record 15-3-1 and a 14-0-1 mark in league play.
While his collegiate coaching numbers are impressive, they pale in comparison to his prep. Spain coached Sutter Union High School (Calif.) to a 229-29-29record, winning 11 conference titles, seven section titles and set records in 2005 and 2007 for allowing zero goals during the season. He was named Appeal Democrat Varsity Girls Coach of the Year six times. Sutter Union set a California record of 97-straight wins, second longest in the nation.
Spain served as the Director of the Azzurri Soccer Club from 1999 until moving to North Dakota. During his time with Azzurri, the Girls Under 18 team was ranked as high as No. 3 in Northern California, the Girls Under 14 team won a State Cup and the Boys Under 16 and Girls Under 19 teams each went to the state finals.
His overall record as a coach at the prep and collegiate level stands at 542-130-85 for an impressive .772 winning percentage.
Spain played soccer for Thomas Downey High School, Stockton United Soccer Club, Modesto Ajax Soccer Club, Modesto Junior College, Humboldt State University and Westminster College, where he earned All West Region honors in 1995.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in History/Education from Central Connecticut State in New Britain, Conn.