Jaime Frias Named Ladyjack Head Soccer Coach
March 7, 2005
NACOGDOCHES - Stephen F. Austin assistant soccer coach Jaime Frias was named as the new Ladyjack head soccer coach announced SFA Athletics Director Steve McCarty Monday afternoon. Frias replaces Nicole Nelson who stepped down last month to accept an assistant position at Baylor.
"We are very excited about Frias' promotion," said McCarty. "He has been a valuable member of this program over the past three seasons and is a major factor in the program's success during that time. We are excited about the future of Ladyjack soccer."
Frias has been with the Ladyjack soccer program for the past three seasons. During that time, he has helped turn Ladyjack soccer from a Southland Conference also-ran into a conference champion and a regionally-respected program. In 2004, Frias helped guide the Ladyjacks to their third SLC regular-season title and the program's first since the 1998 season.
The 2004 season came on the heels of the 2003 campaign that saw the Ladyjacks win their first SLC tournament title and receive a berth in the NCAA Championships. The Ladyjacks recorded a school-record 15 wins in 2003 and recorded the nation's fifth-best single-season turnaround. The Ladyjacks also recorded their highest RPI ranking in program history in 2003.
The honors have been rolling in for the Ladyjacks over the past three seasons. SFA has had 22 players receive All-Southland Conference honors, including five first-team selections. Throughout the course of the past three seasons, the Ladyjacks have also received 22 SLC Player of the Week awards.
The Ladyjacks have been just as successful in the classroom as well. SFA has had eight players named to the Academic All-Southland Conference team over the past three seasons, including five first-team selections. That number has been on the rise every season with Frias on the Ladyjacks' sideline.