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Men’s Soccer Coaching Staff

Published or Revised October 12, 2017

Head Coach

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Sylvester Jallah

Coach Sylvester Jallah begins his second season this year heading the men’s and women’s soccer programs, bringing experience as both coach and player.

Coach Jallah came 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. He may be contacted at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

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Zach Zellmer

Coach Zach Zellmer begins his first season at PJC this year as assistant coach of the men’s soccer program. This is his first college-level coaching job and he looks forward to helping the team and school achieve everything that they can.

Zellmer comes to PJC after graduating from Dallas Christian College in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree. He played soccer while at Dallas Christian College where he was team captain in 2014.

While he was on the team, the Crusadors were Southwest Regional Champions, placing fourth at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships in 2016. Zellmer was named the college’s Defensive Player of the Year. The team made the Association of Christian College Athletics National Tournament in 2014 and was NCCAA Regional Champion in 2015.

Prior to Dallas Christian College Coach Zach played at Central Christian College in McPherson, Kansas from 2010-2011. Zach also played soccer with the DFW Tornados PDL team and other teams around the DFW area. He has traveled all over the United States playing soccer, as well as playing overseas in Australia.

His daughter Carter is five years old and just starting school this year. She lives in the DFW area and is looking forward to watching the women’s and men’s soccer teams in action this year.

Coach Zellmer may be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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