Jamie Franks (soccer)

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Jamie Franks
Personal information
Full name Jamie Franks
Date of birth (1986-09-25) September 25, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Medford, New Jersey, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2005–2008 Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Ocean City Barons 4 (0)
2006–2008 Carolina Dynamo 31 (4)
2009 Wilmington Hammerheads 17 (1)
2009 Charleston Battery (loan) 2 (0)
2010 Rochester Rhinos 25 (0)
Teams managed
2012–2015 Denver Pioneers (assistant)
2015– Denver Pioneers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2, 2010.

Jamie Franks (born September 25, 1986 in Medford, New Jersey) is an American soccer player who last played for Rochester Rhinos in the USSF Division 2 Professional League. He is currently the head coach for the University of Denver. Franks is one of four brothers; Ryan, Brad, and Kyle.


Youth and College[edit]

Franks attended Shawnee High School, where he was the 2004 New Jersey High School Player of the Year, a NSCAA/adidas High School All-American and a two-time NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American, and played club soccer for Medford Speed and the PDA Conquistadors.

He played college soccer at Wake Forest University from 2005 to 2008, appearing in 93 games for them in this period. In his senior year he had 3 goals and 11 assists. He compiled 7 goals and 20 assists over his four years, appeared in three college cups and won the 2007 National Championship.

During his college years Franks also played for both the Ocean City Barons[1] and Carolina Dynamo[2] in the USL Premier Development League.


Franks was drafted in the fourth round (49th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by Chivas USA, but was not offered a contract by the club, and eventually signed with the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL Second Division. He made his professional debut on April 25, 2009 in Wilmington's 2–2 opening day tie with the Charlotte Eagles.[3]

He moved to USSF Division 2 club Rochester Rhinos in March 2010.

Franks joined the coaching staff at his alma mater, Wake Forest, in March 2011.[4]


It was announced on March 21, 2012 that Franks would be leaving Wake Forest to become an assistant coach at the University of Denver.[5]

On January 30, 2015 it was announced that Franks was the new head coach of the Denver Pioneers men's soccer team.[6]

After a successful 2016 season which saw the Pioneers reach their first ever College Cup, Franks won the NSCAA College Coach of the Year. The Pioneers finished third in the final NSCAA rankings and posted a 20–1–3 record.


While in college Franks played for the USA Under-18s national team.



Rochester Rhinos
Wilmington Hammerheads
Wake Forest University



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