Coach Jamie Peterson has quickly developed a winning tradition at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. One that has seen the Eagles become one of the top soccer college programs in the country.
Peterson, who owns a career mark of 64-15-6 (.81) mark for the men’s program since becoming the head men’s soccer coach at OKWU in 2011. Peterson has incorporated a style of play that is attacking-minded, with creativity in the attack and a free flowing style. His program has been one of the top programs over the last couple of years.
His defensive strategies helped the Eagles to be ranked 1st in the nation in total shutouts (12) in 2013. Oklahoma Wesleyan University set a school record with 19 wins in 2012 and matched that win total in 2013. In 2013 the Eagles reached the NAIA National Quarterfinals, a programs first. In 2012 the Eagles finished with the best record in school history with a 19-1-1 record. The Eagles finished with a 19-4 record in 2013.
In all, Peterson has guided OWKU to 3 consecutive MCAC regular season championships, 2 MCAC Tournament titles and to 3 consecutive NAIA Tournaments. The Eagles have finished ranked in the NAIA Final Poll the last 3 years and the NCCAA Final Poll the last 3 years during Peterson’s leadership. In 2013 the Eagles finished the season ranked 5th in the NAIA Coaches Poll and ranked number 1 in the NCCAA National Rankings, both rankings were a program best to finish the year.
Peterson has won the MCAC Coach of the Year award 3 consecutive years. He was NCCAA Central Regional Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2013.
OKWU has also produced 28 all-conference honorees since 2010 and has coached the MCAC Offensive Player of the Year, 3 times, MCAC Defensive Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year 3 times and Freshman of the Year 2 times since 2010. The Eagles have swept the league’s postseason awards in the last three years claiming Coach of the Year and Player of the Year (Offensive, Newcomer of the Year) honors.