BJ Pheasant C.V.


MBA in Leadership & Change Management May, 2018 (on hold)

Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL

Master of Science in Athletic Administration/Sports Management August, 2009

Indiana University, School of HPER, Bloomington, IN

Potential PhD thesis:

*Soccer Capitalization Research (Developed an algorithm determining the number of soccer players in any county in the USA by age, grade level, or sex) – click for article

Bachelor of Science in Management May, 2002

Minor:       Marketing

Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, West Lafayette, IN

Senior Thesis:   How to increase attendance at non-mainstream sporting (soccer) events.

Associate of Science in Agriculture Economics May, 2002

Purdue University, School of Agriculture, West Lafayette, IN

Coaching Licenses:

NSCAA “Advanced National Diploma”  (USSF “B” equivalent)

NSCAA “Level 3 Goalkeeping Diploma”

NSCAA “Director of Coaching Diploma”

NSCAA “College Coach Certificate”


Spring ‘02Current – Top 10 Soccer Academy

Spring 13 – Current – Lutheran All American Association – Commissioner

  • Recognize high school athletes for their accomplishments
  • Bring people of differing faiths together

Fall ’17 – Current – – Columnist

  • NCAA D3 soccer tournament coverage with preround analysis and predictions along with post weekend wrap ups
  • NCAA D3 weekly columnist covering the North, Great Lakes, and Central regions

Fall 18 – Current – Defiance College – Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer

  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Goal Keeping Coach
  • JumpForward/Krossover proficient

Fall 17 – Summer ’18 – Baldwin Wallace University – Assistant Coach Men’s Soccer

  • Recruiting Coordinator – brought in 17 student-athletes
  • Team Marketing and New Media presence
  • Academic coordinator
  • Director of Soccer Operations (ID Camps, Futsal Tournaments, and Youth Camps)
  • Frontrush/Krossover proficient

Fall 16 – Summer 17 – Thomas More College – Assistant Coach Men’s & Women’s Soccer

  • 2016 NSCAA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year​
  • Lead Recruiter – brought in 17 student-athletes including a freshman 1st team All-Conference
  • Team Marketing and New Media presence
  • Game day management (additional duties)
  • Frontrush/Hudl software proficient
  • #4 ranked team nationally, 20-0-1 regular season, 18 shutouts, 3 goals allowed, 6 consecutive conference titles
  • One of only 3 programs out of 433 D3 schools to make Sweet 16 or better over past 4 seasons

Fall 15 – Summer ’16 – Manchester University – Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer

  • Lead Recruiter – brought in 16 student-athletes
  • Team Marketing and New Media presence
  • Director of Soccer Operations (Camps and Events)
  • Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Frontrush/Hudl

Fall 13Summer ’15 – Concordia University Chicago – Assistant Sports Information Director

  • Assists the Sports Information Director in providing media coverage, statistics, and web content for all Cougar’s athletic programs.
  • Assist with select press releases, website maintenance, advertising/marketing campaigns including media guides and organization of special events.
  • Assists in broadcast operations for select Concordia athletic programs, including both video and audio.
  • Experience with game day management, staff, scorebooks, scoreboards, etc.
  • Maintain relationships with coaches, administration, student-athletes and faculty.
  • Statcrew software and Sidearm website proficient

Fall 11 – Summer ’15 – Concordia University Chicago – Associate Head Coach Women’s Soccer

Fall ‘11 – Fall 12 – Indiana ODP

  • Technical Goalkeeper Training (male and female)

Fall ‘10 – Fall ‘12 –Columbus Express Soccer Club

  • U16 girls 2011 Indiana State Champions for Challenge Cup
  • Head coach and Assistant coach for girls teams (U14, U16, U17, U18)

Summer 10 – Fall ‘11Franklin College – Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach and Goalkeeper Coach

  • Coordinated day to day practice on the field and practice preparation with Coach Moulton
  • Successfully recruited starting players  – scouting, communication, on-campus visits (including attending Orange Classic and Disney showcases)
  • Primary Goalkeeper Coach
  • Went from roster of 17 to 28. Record went from 3 wins to 9 wins in first year and first winning record in program history

Fall ‘07 – Spring ‘10 –Cutter’s Soccer Club (Spring ‘10 U17 MRL & U18 ISL teams)

  • Head coach and Assistant coach for various teams (U16, U17, U18). These teams played in the Midwest Regional League (MRL) and Indiana Soccer League (ISL)
  • Effectively recruited players for club from a 1.5 hour radius around Bloomington
  • Successfully assisted players in the their quest for a college team
  • Two teams made the Final Four of Indiana State Cup in U18 division

Executive Director, Fall ‘04 –Spring ’07, North West Soccer Club (~550 players)

  • Coordinated public relations, promotion, and fundraising on a club and community basis
  • Organized and negotiated schedules for field space with 3 parks departments and 4 existing clubs
  • Maintained and ordered equipment and supplies for a 550 player club with 3 field sites in 2 cities
  • Coordinated day to day practice on the field and practice preparation (wrote practice manuals and training curricula for all age groups)
  • Supervised, trained, and monitored a 12 member paid coaching staff with 35 parent coaches a season


Years Played: 1985 – 2001

Purdue University Soccer Club – 2 years (injured)

Total Seasons: 27


Years Refereed: 1997 – present

License Level:      USSF Grade 8 license

Advised referees and coaches during the season

Refereed tournament games and finals

Total Games: 800+


Starting new soccer clubs:
  • North West Soccer Club (ages 4-12 academy style)              2004-2007
  • Junior Cougar Girls Soccer Academy                                        2010-2011

Starting new H.S. soccer programs:

  • Central Catholic H.S.                                                                    2002
  • Frontier H.S.                                                                                    2003-2004
  • Carroll County H.S.                                                                       2004
  • Rossville H.S.                                                                                  2005
  • H.U.S.T.L. (home school H.S. program in private school league) 2005-2006
  • Loogootee H.S.                                                                                2008-2010
  • Bloomfield H.S.                                                                                2010-2011
  • Walther Christian H.S                                                                   2014-2015


Selected collegiate based papers:

*potential to continue at IU in the PhD program and continue the project as my thesis

Selected high school based papers:

Selected soccer club based papers:

  • Coaching Manuals and practice plans for each age group: U6, U8, U10, & U12
  • Skills Development Matrix

Manuscript:      “The Quantitative Soccer Coaching Framework: Kindergarten – High School” (accepted for publication)


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