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JEROEN WALSTRA -- Men's Soccer Head Coach (8th Year)

jwalstra@pointpark.edu
(412) 392-2231

Career Highlights
All-Time Winningest Coach -- Point Park University Men's Soccer (2007-13)
All-Time Winningest Coach -- Point Park University Women's Soccer (2005-09)
KIAC Coach of the Year -- 2012, 2013
AMC Coach of the Year -- 2011
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL Pro) Assistant Coach, 2005-Present (10 Years)
Royal Haarlemesche FC (Netherlands Pro Club) -- Goalkeeper, 1978-87

 

Jeroen Walstra enters his eighth season as Point Park University men's soccer head coach in 2014. He has been at Point Park for a total of 12 years. He first came to campus is 2003 as the women's soccer head coach, a position he had for seven years (2003-09). For a period of three years, he coached both the men's and women's soccer teams from 2007-09. But in 2010 he shifted over to solely coaching the men's program, and it has risen to new heights ever since.

Walstra is the all-time winningest coach in the history of both Point Park men's and women's soccer, and he is the longest-tenured coach in both programs. He has been named conference Coach of the Year three straight seasons -- 2011, 2012 and 2013 -- the first of which was AMC Coach of the Year and the last two as KIAC Coach of the Year.

Walstra's taking of the Point Park men's soccer program to new heights includes two straight conference tournament championship in 2012 and 2013. The Pioneers won back-to-back KIAC/GCAC Unaffiliated Tournaments for consecutive NAIA National Championship Opening Round appearances. Those were the first two conference titles and the first two NAIA appearances in program history.

Walstra has a record of 52-67-4 (.472) in his first seven seasons as Point Park men's soccer coach. He took over a program that was 65-168-3 for a winning percentage of just .281 in the 18 seasons before his arrival. There were also 11 different head coaches in those 18 years, but Walstra has given stability to the program.

During Walstra's first three years as men's soccer head coach, he was also the women's soccer head coach. But in the four years since becoming solely the men's head coach, he has a record of 43-28-2. That equates to a winning percentage of .619 and 11 victories per season.

Walstra's 2011 and 2013 teams share the school record for most wins in a season along with the 1998 team, all of which won 12 games. The Pioneers won 11 games in 2012 to come up just shy of that standard.

When Point Park was 12-5-1 in 2011, it was the first time the program had a winning program since being 12-5 in 1998, a span of 13 seasons. Another significant part of the 2011 season was Walstra becoming the all-time winningest coach in men's soccer program history. His 25th win at Point Park passed Oli Theodorsson, who was 24-35 from 1998-01.

Point Park was 8-9 in 2010, Walstra's first year as solely the men's soccer coach. And because the Pioneers were 1-15-1 the year before, it was one of the biggest single-season turnarounds in all of NAIA men's soccer.

Walstra first came to Point Park in 2003 as the head coach of the women's soccer team. He was the head coach of the women's team for seven years (2003-09), and with his help, it gained varsity status in 2005.

In addition to coaching a strong Point Park program, Walstra is also an assistant coach on the professional ranks. He is in his 10th year as an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, a USL Pro team that plays at Highmark Stadium like Point Park. For the Riverhounds, he trains the goalkeepers but also assists in other aspects.

Walstra holds a United States Soccer Federation A License, the highest coaching license issued by the USSF. He has been involved in instructor certification courses for licenses on the C, D and E levels. He is involved in numerous camps and instructional clinics in the Pittsburgh area.

On the high school level, Walstra was the head coach of the boys' soccer teams at Mars Area and Canon-McMillan high schools. Other coaching involvement includes coaching in the Olympic Development Program, Beadling and the North Stars Clubs.

In his native country of the Netherlands, Walstra was a goalkeeper for the prestigious Royal Haarlemsche Football Club from 1978-79 and 1980-87. His coaching experience in his home country includes youth soccer.