Jeff Zoyac
Jeff Zoyac
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 302-356-6751
Email: jeff.s.zoyac@wilmu.edu

Jeff Zoyac enters his fifth season at the helm of the Wilmington University women’s soccer program in 2019. He took over the women’s soccer head coaching job in the summer of 2015 after spending the previous 11 seasons on the men’s side at Wilmington under his former coach Nick Papanicolas.

During his first fours years at the helm of the Wildcats, Zoyac’s student-athletes have earned 14 All-CACC honors, including one CACC Goalkeeper of the Year, and eight different All-Region honors.

Last year, the Wildcats squared off against three nationally ranked opponents in their first five games of the year, starting the year, 1-4. But five straight CACC wins brought the Wildcats back to 6-5 at the end of September. Earning the No. 6 seed, the Wildcats nearly pulled the upset at No. 3 Holy Family, having multiple chances down the stretch before falling, 2-1, in the CACC Tournament Quarterfinals. 

In 2017, the Wildcats started 5-1 in CACC play but won the final six games of the regular season to close out the year 10-2 in the CACC, earning the second seed for the CACC Tournament. An overtime victory in the CACC Quarterfinals sent the Wildcast to the CACC Semifinals, where they beat Holy Family, 3-1, to advance to the CACC Championship for the first time since 2012. Their run came to an end in the Championship however, ending their season with a 14-6-1 overall mark.

Zoyac became the fourth head coach of the women’s soccer program in its NCAA era. He took over the women’s program after being an assistant and associate head coach for Nick Papanicolas and the men’s program at Wilmington for the past 11 seasons.

During his time on the sidelines with Papanicolas, Zoyac has seen over 100 victories in 11 seasons, helping the Wildcats to an overall record of 115-80-23 and a 68-32-11 record inside the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). Zoyac has been a part of one CACC Tournament Championship run (2007), and two NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament Second Round appearances (2009 and 2013).

Prior to coaching at Wilmington, Zoyac finished his collegiate career as a Wildcat, transferring from Rowan College after leading the Profs to a NCAA Division III National Semifinal appearance as a sweeper. Upon joining Wilmington in 2003, he led the Wildcats in scoring and was a crucial piece of their second CACC Championship. He finished his collegiate soccer career as an Honorable Mention All-CACC selection.

Outside of Wilmington, Zoyac has been coaching girls’ club soccer at the New Jersey Rush Soccer Club since 2010. Under his tutelage, the U18’s girls’ team has claimed back-to-back U.S. Club New Jersey State Championships and has been ranked in the top-3 in the state in each of the past two seasons. Zoyac has also coached the U14 and U 16 teams at NJ Rush, leading each team into the top-10 in the state.

Year

Record

Conference Record (Finish)

Highlights

2015 10-8 9-3 (4th) CACC Quarterfinals 
2016 11-8 8-4 (5th CACC Semifinals 
2017 14-6-1 10-2 (2nd) CACC Finalists
2018 8-10-1 7-4-1 (6th) CACC Quarterfinals

Totals (4 years) 

43-32-2 (.571)

34-13-1 (.719)

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