2012 NAIA #3 Ranked
Head Coach: Jamie Peterson
Jamie Peterson is also the Men’s and Women’s Director of Soccer
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 73-23-11 (.73) and 45-11-6 (.77) mark for the men’s program since becoming the head men’s soccer coach at OKWU. Peterson has incorporated a style of play that is attacking-minded, leading the nation in total assists (85), (4.05 per game) and 2nd in total goals (93) in 2012.
His defensive strategies helped the Eagles to be ranked 2nd in the nation in total shutouts (12) in 2012. Oklahoma Wesleyan University set a school record with 19 wins in a season and finished with the best record in the country in 2012 at 19-1-1.
In all, Peterson has guided OWKU to 2 consecutive MCAC regular season championships, 2 consecutive MCAC Tournament titles and to two consecutive NAIA Tournaments. The Eagles have finished ranked in the NAIA Final Poll the last two years and the NCCAA Final Poll the last two years during Peterson’s leadership.
Peterson has won the MCAC Coach of the Year award 2 consecutive years. He was NCCAA Central Regional Coach of the Year in 2011.
OKWU has also produced 18 all-conference honorees since 2010 and has captured the MCAC Offensive Player of the Year award 2 times, MCAC Defensive Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year 2 times and Freshman of the Year 2 times since 2010. The Eagles have swept the league’s postseason awards in the last two years claiming Coach of the Year and Player of the Year (Offensive, Freshman and Newcomer of the Year) honors.
Stevan Djukic: Men’s Assistant Coach and JV Coach: 3rd Season
Coach Djukic has served on staff for 2 years. Prior to coaching, Coach Djukic played soccer in Serbia for 14 years and 3 years for the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles. Coach Djukic was an MCAC All-Conference Mid-fielder and an NCCAA All-Regional player. Coach Djukic has helped with player development and has helped the OKWU program to what it is today.
Sam Shaddick: Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach: 1st Season
Coach Shaddick was born in Stirling, Scotland, where he began his career at Stirling Albion Academy at the age of twelve and successfully made way through the age groups until U19′s, with some first team appearances along the way. At nineteen Coach Shadick, left Stirling to come to Oklahoma and joined University Science and Arts of Oklahoma on a soccer scholarship. As a player at USAO he was part of successful teams winning two Sooner Athletic Conference titles, two Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Titles, and three national tournament appearances with two of them finishing in the elite eight, with a final ranking of seventh in the nation. Coach Shaddick come’s to OKWU highly recommended and will help grow the program.
Marko Bukva: Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach: 1st Season
Coach Bukva started playing soccer at NK Karlovac when he was 12. He was part of the Croatia National Team U15, U16, U17 camps. Coach Bukva was invited to AC Milan camp. He Debuted for NK Karlovac senior team when he was 17. On a senior level he played Croatia Division 3 and Croatia Division 2. Coach Bukva came to the states and played two years a Cowley County Community College, before transferring to Roger State University.Coach Bukva come’s to OKWU highly recommended for his hard work and dedication.