Jim Harkness
Jim Harkness Image
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 7th Season
Alma Mater: Eastern Illinois University
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 2011 Men's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
0AJ PfatschbacherFRGK5-10 West Dundee, Ill.Jacobs
1Kyle HeldSOGK6-7 Palatine, Ill.Palatine
2Samuel SprauerSRMF/F5-9 Carol Stream, Ill.Ohio St./Azuza Pacific/Glenbard N.
3Jeff HiltropSRMF5-8 Rockford, Ill.Colo. State-Pueblo/Boylan Cathlolic
5Mladen PetrovicSRD5-11 Beograd, SerbiaUniversity of Charleston (W.V.)/Len
6Cody CulverSRD/MF5-8 Roscoe, Ill.Harlem
7Al PalarSRMF/F5-10 Zabrze, PolandPlainfield Central
8Luis MedinaFRMF/F5-5 Waukegan, Ill.Waukegan
9Kyle BreitenbachJRMF5-10 Valparaiso, Ind.Valparaiso University/Valparaiso
10Adrian GuzmanSRMF5-8 Chicago, Ill.De La Salle
11Matt KlancicSRF6-1 Aurora, Ill.Bowling Green/Waubonsie Valley
12Sam VanariaSRMF5-9 Orland Park, Ill.Adelphi/UW-Parkside/MVCC/Sandburg
14Edwin CisnerosFRMF5-8 Willowbrook, Ill.Hinsdale South
15Andy YoungFRD6-2 Mokena, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
16David RodriguezFRMF5-10 Montgomery, Ill.Yorkville
17Tom LojekFRMF/F5-9 Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
18Zoran ArsenovicFRMF6-1 Mokena, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
19Mike KiptaJRD5-9 Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
21Carl-Heing JeanFRF6-0 Pompano Beach, Fla.Deerfield Beach
22David OropezaSRD5-10 Chicago, Ill.St. Francis (Ill.)/St. Laurence
25Dan CrossSRD5-11 Gravesend, EnglandAxton Chase
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Head Coach
8th season
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Assistant Coach
7th season
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Assistant Coach
7th season