Published or Revised September 08, 2016
Coach Sylvester Jallah begins his first season this year heading the men’s and women’s soccer programs, bringing experience as both coach and player.
Coach Jallah comes to PJC after serving as the assistant men’s soccer coach at the University of Texas - Tyler for the past three years. At Tyler the team was runner-up in the American Southwest Conference, and most recently went 20-10-7. The program there was also recognized as an NSCAA academic program for two consecutive years.
Prior to UT Tyler, Jallah was soccer coach at Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas where he helped lead the Kangaroos to a 65-15-5 overall record from 2007 to 2013. Killeen made the playoffs for four straight seasons, from 2008 to 2011, with Jallah picking up District Coach of the Year honors in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 for Class 5A, Region 3. He led the team to make history for the school by making five consecutive playoff runs.
Jallah played for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in the American Southwest Conference, and served as assistant there from 2006 to 2007. He has also played soccer with the Austin Aztecs, the Olympic Development Program in Bitburg, Germany and FC Bamberg.
In addition to a Bachelor of Science from UMHB, Jallah has a Masters of Science in Math from Texas A&M University, and is currently working on a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership at the University of Texas - Tyler.
Jallah holds the following soccer certifications: USSF B License; NSCAA Premier Diploma; National Youth Diploma; and NSCAAS Advanced National Diploma.
Coach McCain enters his first season as PJC’s Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, coming to Paris from Shawnee, Oklahoma, where he was Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Shawnee High School.
During his time at Shawnee, from 2008 to 2015, the team made two playoff appearances and set a record for most wins in the season. McCain was named All-State Assistant Coach in 2010, and had the most wins in school history. He coached 12 Oklahoma All-State players.
From 2010 to 2013, he also served as St. Gregory University’s Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach; they made the conference tournament in 2010. Prior to that he was Assistant Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach at Shawnee High School from 2006-2008.
McCain was South Lakes Soccer Club Staff Coach from 2009 to 2016, and from 2005 to 2008 he was Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Shawnee Soccer Association. The association doubled in size and began competitive and academy programs while he was director.
In addition to coaching, McCain taught elementary physical education for seven years and was named Shawnee Early Childhood Center Teacher of the Year in 2015. He played four years of varsity soccer for Bixby High School in Oklahoma, serving as team captain his senior year. He also played club soccer for West Side Alliance; the team was runner-up in state competition in 2002.
McCain has bachelor of arts degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University in Religion and Leisure Service Management. He also has his USSF National D License.