Jake Essig enters his fifth year on the Rose-Hulman men's soccer coaching staff. The Engineers have an overall record of 53-17-13 since Essig has served as assistant coach. Team accomplishments include 2014, 2015, 2016 HCAC regular season titles, 2014 and 2015 HCAC tournament titles, and ranked as high as No. 18 nationally. Individual accomplishments include 32 HCAC all-conference selections, 12 all-region sections, 3 HCAC Defensive MVP’s, 1 HCAC Offensive MVP, 1 HCAC Freshmen MVP, and 1 Academic All-American.
Essig came to Rose-Hulman after completing a four-year playing career at Huntington University. He served as a team captain, started in 70 consecutive matches, and netted 12 career goals with four being game winners.
Essig earned a bachelor's degree in recreation management and completed a master's degree in coaching in 2016, while being named graduate student of the year. He also holds a United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma, an Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma, a Sport Performance Coaching License from USA Weightlifting, and is registered athletic administrator through the Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.