Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Jeffries Named New Menace Head Coach

The Des Moines Menace of the USL Premier Development League announced former Major League Soccer coach Mike Jeffries will be their new head coach for the 2013 season.

Jeffries played for the Duke Blue Devils, winning the 1983 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy as a senior.

From 1984 to 1985, he played three games with the US Men's National Team and, later, served as a scout on the 2010 FIFA World Cup team.

Jeffries served two stints with MLS' Chicago Fire, the first with former USMNT head coach Bob Bradley that saw the team with the 1998 MLS Cup and Lamar Hunt US Open Cup and the 2000 LHUSOC.

In his second stint, from 2008 to 2010, he was an assistant coach before being promoted in October 2010 as director of player personnel, a job he held until September 2012.

He served as a volunteer assistant coach at Southern Methodist University in 2004, then took the head coaching job for 2005 with University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, before returning to Duke as an associate head coach for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

Jeffries was also head coach of the MLS' Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) from 2001 to 2003.

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