MARTIN, Tenn. – The defending Ohio Valley Conference regular season champion University of Tennessee at Martin soccer program rounded out its coaching staff for the 2022 season with the addition of Jacob Dietrich as a graduate assistant.

Dietrich joins the Skyhawks to specialize in goalkeeper training and one-on-one instruction.

Before his time at UT Martin, Dietrich gained six years of experience as both a head coach and assistant at varying levels including the prep, collegiate and club circuits. Most recently he served as a volunteer assistant at Christian Brothers University from 2019-22 where he worked one-on-one with the team’s goalkeepers, organized practice sessions and implemented goal standards.

His coaching experience has spanned the high school ranks with three different programs. He served as an assistant coach on the boys’ staff while also being the goalkeeper’s coach for the girls’ staff at Briarcrest Christian School in 2021-22. Prior to that he was assistant coach and goalkeeper coach for the boys’ team at Madison Academic High School from 2018-20 after spending the spring of 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic School as an assistant coach and goalkeeper’s coach for the middle school boys’ team.

At the club level he served as head coach of the 2015 Lobos Rush Blue Desoto Branch from 2020-22. He also co-led the 2013-14 Lobos Rush Blue/White team practices and games.

He currently holds a US soccer coaching license F and Grass Roots 9v9/11v11.

Before his coaching career, he played two seasons at Bethel University where he was a goalkeeper for an NAIA nationally ranked program.

Dietrich graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in professional studies with a concentration in sports management and leadership in the summer of 2022.

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