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Coach Jamie Peterson has quickly developed a winning tradition at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. One that has seen the Eagles become one of the top college soccer programs in the country.
Peterson owns a career mark of 98-21-9 (.80) in his 6 years serving as Head Coach. Peterson has incorporated a style of play that is attack-minded, with creativity in the attack and a free flowing style. His program has been one of the top programs over the last several year. His defensive strategies have helped the Eagles become one of the top defensive teams in the country. Coach Peterson has been named MCAC Coach of the year in 2011, 2012, &2013, as well as KCAC Coach of the Year in 2015. Peterson was voted on by his peers as 2015 NSCAA Plains Regional Coach of the Year. Peterson has also won NCCAA Central Coach of the year twice.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University set a school record with 20 wins in 2015. In 2015, the eagles reached their 5th straight national tournament, with a record of 20-1-1. OWKU was knocked out of the National Tournament, after a hard fought 0-0 game with Rocky Mountain College. Rocky Mountain won in a shootout, 5-4. OKWU won the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season and Conference Tournament, with an undefeated record.
In 2014, the Eagles reached their fourth straight national tournament, with a record of 14-5-2. The Eagles ranked 4th in the nation in Total Shutouts and 10th in the nation in total goals. The Eagles lost in the first round of the National Tournament to instate foe, Oklahoma Science & Arts University. The Eagles lost 1-0. The Eagles reached the Midland’s Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship final, losing in a shootout, to Conference rival, Bellevue University.
In 2013, the Eagles finished the season after their third straight appearance in the National Tournament, with a 19-4 record. The Eagles reached their first ever, National Quarter-finals, where they lost in double overtime, against National runner-up Auburn-Montgomery University. OKWU won the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship, with a perfect record of 5-0-0.
In 2012, OKWU finished a stellar year with a record of 19-1-1. The eagles captured the MCAC Regular Season and Tournament Championship. The eagles made their second trip to the NAIA National Tournament, before losing in the first round to Hastings College, 4-1.
In 2011, OKWU finished 14-5-2 and received Peterson’s first birth into the NAIA National Tournament. The Eagles won the MCAC regular season and post season tournament Championships. The Eagles face Baker University in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament, where they were defeated 2-0.
In all, Peterson has guided OWKU to 3 MCAC regular season championships, 2 MCAC Tournament titles, 1 KCAC regular season championship, 1 KCAC Tournament championship and to 5 consecutive NAIA Tournaments. The Eagles have finished ranked in the NAIA Final Poll the last 5 years and the NCCAA Final Poll the last 5 years during Peterson¹s leadership.
OKWU has also produced 44 all-conference honorees since 2010 and Peterson has coached the MCAC Offensive Player of the Year, 4 times, MCAC Defensive Player of the Year, MCAC Newcomer of the Year 4 times, MCAC Freshman of the Year, KCAC Most Valuable Player, KCAC Offensive Player of the year and KCAC Defensive Player of the year. Coach Peterson has coached 8 NAIA All-American award winners and 4 NCCAA All-American award winners.