Jake Cogan

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Credentials: Coach & Club Administrator

  • USSF E License
  • TEAMS: 2011/12 Girls, 2007 Girls, 2008 Girls Coach
  • 2017 Indiana Challenge Cup 1st Place (U16 Boys)

Playing Experience:

  • Midwest Wings (Youth)
  • USL PDL- Chicago Inferno (2013)
  • Crete-Monee Highschool: 
    • Team Captain Junior & Senior year
    • 4 Year Varsity
    • 4 Year all conference
    • Junior year all sectional
  • Monmouth College: 
    • Second team all conference

History in Midwest Wings Soccer Club:

  • kidSoccer (2002)
  • Disney Cup: 1st Place (2005)
  • Indoor National Championship: 1st Place (2007)
  •  2 time San Diego Surf cup participant (2005/07)
  • State Cup: 2nd Place (2009)
  • USA Cup: 1st Place (2009)

Jake’s Bio:

Coach Jake has had a long history in the club, and his passion has led to coaching. He started out in our recreational program KidSoccer in Park Forest, IL, and was then brought into the Wings at 7 years old. That was all that was needed to make him feel the potential this club possesses. He explained that the best part of the Wings play is to keep possession of the ball and to use skills. That simple format has made both him and his players successful, and him developing as a player in the club has ensured his capability in knowing how to shape each of his players into a Wing. “Soccer with the Wings has shaped me into the coach I am today, getting to play for the club as a youth then coaching for it, words can’t describe how amazing this feels. I love showing the players the same passion I was shown as a youth so they can be successful in not only soccer but in life beyond soccer” – Coach Jake 

When asked what his favorite memories with the Wing’s Club have been, he immediately talked about the tournaments he and his team attended. “I loved every bit of it, from the hotels or being around each other every minute of the day like family. When I look back on the tournaments we went to, we proved to be very successful, but to be honest, that was the icing on the cake. What made the tournaments was not just the soccer, it was the effort and the community we brought with” – Coach Jake

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