Jill Byers just completed her fourth season at Ohio State in 2017. The first three years she was the assistant coach and in 2018 was the Associate Head Coach at Ohio State University.
Two seasons ago Byers helped head coach Alexis Venechanos lead the Buckeyes to 11 victories while just missing out on a third straight NCAA tournament appearance. In 2015 Byers helped the Buckeyes to a 13-8 record, a berth in the Big Ten tournament championship game, an upset of No. 1-ranked Maryland and a second consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament.
Four years ago prior to her arrival in Columbus, Byers helped lead Stony Brook to an impressive 17-win season, claiming the America East Title and an NCAA Tournament appearance. The Seawolves posted 11-consecutive wins, and broke their own Division I record for goals allowed per game, yielding an average of 5.65. Prior to her stint at Stony Brook, Byers sidelined as Notre Dame's top assistant and helped her alma mater to an NCAA Tournament berth in 2013.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to have Jill in our program," Venechanos said. "She had an incredible playing career and her vast coaching experiences will no doubt help our program immediately. I am very impressed with her ability to connect with student-athletes to motivate and inspire them."
Prior to her coaching stint in South Bend, Byers was an assistant at Yale for three seasons. In 2012, she directed a Bulldog offense that netted 137 goals, a 65 percent increase from the previous season and the most for the program since 2008.
A 2009 Tewaaraton Trophy finalist and team captain, she produced a historic playing career at Notre Dame, where she graduated as the all-time leader in goals (262), points (336) and draw controls (154). A four-time IWLCA All-American and 2009 Honda Award finalist, Byers wrapped up her collegiate playing days fourth in NCAA history in career goals and 10th in points. After her league-record 78 goals in Big East Play to be named Big East Attack Player of the Year, Byers was voted the second runner-up for Notre Dame's Female Athlete of the Decade Award. A two-time Big East Academic All-Star, Byers graduated from Notre Dame in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in film, television and theatre.
The Northport, N.Y., native also played for the U.S. Women's National Team from 2008-12, where she competed with and against the best players in the world.
In 2017-18 Ian Gordona
was the Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coach at the Ohio State University
"THE COLLEGE ID CAMP" is pleased to announce that Ian Gordona, will now be the Director at THE COLLEGE ID CAMP. Coach Gordona has been a US National Scout that has worked with a variety of age groups. He has coached 113 All-Americans, 66 Youth National Team players, 51 professionals and six National Players of the Year and won four national championships in 10 years.
Coach Gordona will be on the field coaching and evaluating players with other top college coaches at every level, as players gain experience being coached by high end and experienced College and National Coaches.
There will be a number of other experienced college coaches working with Coach Gordona on the field at our camps as we work diligently in bringing the best college coaches at every level in the country to THE COLLEGE ID CAMP. This is not a day camp. We are bringing college coaches to you. This is for all players that inspire to play soccer in college. Bart Nason and Ian Gordona will work together to help coordinate and bring the best college coaches to THE COLLEGE ID CAMP as we continue to work endlessly to get players seen by college coaches.