Jenelle Harris was selected in January of 2013 as the Monks’ head coach after an extensive nationwide search and has continued the winning tradition established by the women's soccer program.
Coach Harris brings an impressive résumé of playing and coaching experience to the position. A four-year player at Centenary College - an NCAA DI program at the time - in Shreveport, Louisiana, she proceeded to coach at the high school level for six years and has coached premier soccer in Maine since 2007.
Harris holds the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "A" Coaching License - the highest level one can attain - and has been employed by several prestigious youth coaching organizations, including Seacoast United, Soccer Maine ODP and Odyssey Sport '97.
In two seasons at the helm, Harris has guided the Monks to a 23-13-3 (.639) overall record with a 14-78-1 record versus conference opponents. Following her first season (2013), Harris was selected as the GNAC Coach of the Year, becoming the first rookie head coach at Saint Joseph's to garner Coach of the Year honors since men's soccer skipper Jim Mingo earned Northeast and District coaching acclaim in 1990.
She was also the first SJC women's soccer leader to earn the top-coach billing since David Roussel collected Maine Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1998 and 1999.
Harris, the side's assistant coach for six seasons (2007-12), helped lead the program to a 55-27-12 (.671) overall record, including a 41-13-10 (.759) mark in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play.
Originally from Texas, Harris graduated from Centenary with a BA in Psychology and an MS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from the University of North Texas.