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April 22, 2018

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ONU Assistant Women's Soccer Coach  named

Jess Kodiak has been named an assistant women's soccer coach at Ohio Northern.

She joins the Polar Bears after serving as a Graduate Assistant for the Ohio University women's soccer team, while getting her Master's Degree in Coaching Education.

Prior to her stint at OU, Kodiak served as a Volunteer Assistant at Miami (Ohio) University for one year.

A 2013 graduate of Miami (Ohio) University, Kodiak earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business with a focus on supply chain management.

The Naperville, Ill. native was a standout student-athlete on the Redhawks soccer team as she was a 4-year member of the team.

Kodiak was named the team captain during the 2012 season where the Redhawks claimed the Mid-American Conference Regular Season and Tournament Titles and made it to the Second Round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Kodiak was named NSCAA Third Team All-America, MAC Offensive Player of the Year, Academic All-MAC, All-MAC First Team, First Team All-Great Lakes Region and 2012-13 Miami Female Athlete of the Year during her senior season.

She currently owns the single season assists record at MU with 12 and racked up 32 goals, 29 assists and 90 points in her career.

"We are very excited Jess has joined our staff," said Head Coach Mark Batman. "She brings a tremendous desire to learn, has had positive experiences at two successful soccer programs and we are hoping those experiences will help us attain even more success in the years to come. Jess is going to be a great addition to our soccer and athletic family at ONU."


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