Jim Harkness
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Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 8th Season

Harkness joined the program in 2005 as an assistant coach with the Cougar men's soccer team.  Prior to working at SXU, he served as head coach for Southwest United, an 18-and-under club soccer team in Oak Forest, Ill., from 1998-2005.  Harkness also was the head women's soccer coach at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Ill., from 2000-2004.  From 1996-2000, he served as assistant boy's soccer coach at Brother Rice High School in Chicago, where he played from 1986-90.

Harkness was a standout player at Eastern Illinois University from 1990-94.  Following his collegiate career, he played professionally for the Chicago Power and Detroit Rockers of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) as well as the Chicago Stingers of the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues (USISL).

Harkness lives with his wife, Pamela, in Downer's Grove.  The couple had twins, Jimmy and Karly, in the fall of 2005.  In addition to coaching at SXU, Harkness also trades commodities at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Roster for 2012 Men's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
00Evan HeldFRGK6-4 Palatine, Ill.Palatine
0AJ PfatschbacherSOGK5-10 West Dundee, Ill.Jacobs
1Kyle HeldJRGK6-7 Palatine, Ill.Palatine
2James KingJRMF5-8 Downers Grove, Ill.Coll. of DuPage/Downers Grove South
3Dan CordesFRD5-10 Palos Heights, Ill.Shepard
4Sergio FrascoFRD6-1 Chicago, Ill.George Washington
5Luke ZeilerSRMF5-9 Homer Glen, Ill.Nova Southeastern/St. Francis (Ill.
6Dale JudickasJRD/MF5-9 Hickory Hills, Ill.South Suburban CC/Stagg
7Lorenzo SavinoSOF5-10 Palatine, Ill.Harper JC/Fremd
8Marco GutierrezFRF5-10 Stone Park, Ill.St. Joseph
9Kyle BreitenbachSRMF5-10 Valparaiso, Ind.Valparaiso University/Valparaiso
10Luis MedinaSOMF/F5-5 Waukegan, Ill.Waukegan
11Tom LojekSOMF/F5-9 Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
12Sam VanariaSRD5-9 Chicago, Ill.Adelphi/UW-Parkside/Sandburg
13Roger CiszewskiFRF5-9 Alsip, Ill.Marist
14Szymon JakubiecFRMF5-10 Summit, Ill.Argo
15Connor GornyFRD5-8 Schererville, Ind. Andrean
16David RodriguezSOMF5-10 Montgomery, Ill.Yorkville
18Brandon SimoesSOMF5-11 Brampton, Ontario, CanadaOlivet Nazarene/St. Edmund Campion
19Mike KiptaSRD5-9 Chicago, Ill.Stagg
21Ryan ButlerJRD6-2 Tinley Park, Ill.MVCC/Eastern Illinois/Andrew
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