Aug. 24, 2006
Werner brings a wealth of soccer knowledge and winning experience after a successful playing career and coaching jobs at both the University and youth level. Werner played for USF from 1993 through 1995, earning a West Coast Conference Student Athlete Award for 1994-1995. He worked as an assistant coach for both men's and women's soccer at Dominican University before returning to San Francisco.
Currently, he is the co-director, head coach and trainer of the Central Marin Competitive Soccer Club, a collection of 15 teams for both boys and girls, which includes the Class I and Premier Central Marin Magic girls' teams and Class I Central Marin Arsenal boys' squads. In the summer of 2004, his Marin FC 90 girls' team brought home a US Club Soccer National Championship in the under-15 age group.
"I am excited to be the assistant coach for USF Women's soccer. I feel that I have strength on the organizational side of things and will be able to bring that to the team this year. I think I can be a supportive compliment to Pam and use my analytical and observational skills to help this team improve and win," Werner said.
Kalinoski spoke about her new assistant. "Jason has fully and passionately embraced his new role as my first assistant. I am excited to have him involved with the program on a full time basis. Both the team and the coaching staff will benefit from his organized approach to the game."
Werner holds a USSF `B' Coaching license, NSCAA Advanced National and Goalkeeper diplomas and studied and played under USF soccer legend Stephen Negoesco.