Bob Jeffrey, a native of Wales in the United Kingdom, is the head coach of the Silver Lake College men's soccer coach and he also serves as the director of soccer operations. The 2017 season is his first in both roles.
"What has really impressed me is the friendliness and dedication of all the staff at Silver Lake College, as well as the enthusiasm and the passion of the student-athletes in their desire to improve as soccer players," Coach Jeffrey said.
His philosophy is to play an open and attractive style of soccer so student-athletes can develop their tactical and technical understanding of the game.
"I hope to challenge the students both physically and mentally, and I would like them to have the confidence and ability to show their talents both in practices and in games," he said.
Coach Jeffrey, who moved with his family from Wales to Wisconsin in 2016, also works with North Shore United Soccer Club in Cedarburg as its director of goalkeeping and head coach for the U19 women's team, which won a state title last season. In addition, he identifies talent for the Chicago Fire of the MLS.
Coach Jeffrey earned a UEFA "A" coaching license and an English FA "A" goalkeeping license. He also was named the Wales FA Performance Coach of the Year in 2013.
In 2006, he was head of youth development for Llanelli Town AFC in Wales. He oversaw all aspects of developing the club's academy. From almost nothing, they grew to field teams from U8 through U19. The academy sent players to the Wales men's national team and the U23, U21 and U18 national teams. Some ascended to the English Premier League. Llanelli won Wales FA Youth League Championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010; Wales FA Youth League Cups in 2009 and 2010; and the Wales FA Youth Cup in 2009.
From 2010 to 2014, Coach Jeffrey led the Wales U18 national team. From 2012 to 2016, he managed Llanelli Town in the Wales Premier League.
Coach Jeffrey also held various coaching roles for Swansea City, where he assisted in the development of players who have gone on to play professionally like David Cornell, Kyle Letheran, Steve Cann, Emyr Huws, Joe Allen, Jazz Richards and James Loveridge.
Coach Jeffrey received his Bachelor's Degree from St. David's University in Wales.
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