Jim Harkness
Jim Harkness Image
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 6th Season
Alma Mater: Eastern Illinois University
Harkness is in his sixth season 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 2010 Men's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
0Jordan HamrickFRGK5-10 Lafayette, Ind.Lafayette Jefferson
1Kyle HeldFRGK6-7 Palatine, Ill.Palatine
2Mike KiptaSOD5-9 Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
3Jeff HiltropSRMF5-8 Rockford, Ill.Colo. State-Pueblo/Boylan Catholic
4Ben JohnsonSRMF5-9 Woodridge, Ill.Western Illinois/Naperville North
5Brendan HealySOD5-9 Palos Heights, Ill.Brother Rice
6Cody CulverJRD/MF5-8 Roscoe, Ill.Harlem
7Al PalarJRMF/F5-10 Zabrze, PolandPlainfield Central
8David OropezaJRMF5-10 Chicago, Ill.St. Francis (Ill.)/St. Laurence
9Kyle BreitenbachSOMF5-10 Valparaiso, Ind.Valparaiso University/Valparaiso
10Adrian GuzmanJRMF5-8 Chicago, Ill.De La Salle
11Ernad DzananovicSRF6-1 Loves Park, Ill.Harlem
12Matt KlancicJRF6-1 Aurora, Ill.Bowling Green/Waubonsie Valley
13Alan BickelSRMF/D5-9 Aurora, Ill.Northern Illinois/Waubonsie Valley
14Mladen PetrovicJRD5-11 Beograd, SerbiaUniversity of Charleston
15Samuel SprauerJRMF/F5-9 Chicago, Ill.Ohio St./Azuza Pacific/Glenbard N.
17Rob GacekSOMF5-9 Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
22Arturo MaciasSRD5-10 Posen, Ill.Bremen
23Ryan ClemensSRF5-10 Midlothian, Ill.Trinity CC/MVCC/Lincoln-Way East
25Dan CrossJRD/MF5-11 Gravesend, EnglandAxton Chase
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7th season
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6th season