Jamie Franks (soccer)
|Full name||Jamie Franks|
|Date of birth||September 25, 1986|
|Place of birth||Medford, New Jersey, United States|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|2005–2008||Wake Forest Demon Deacons|
|2005||Ocean City Barons||4||(0)|
|2009||→ Charleston Battery (loan)||2||(0)|
|2012–2015||Denver Pioneers (assistant)|
|* 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
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.
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.
It was announced on March 21, 2012 that Franks would be leaving Wake Forest to become an assistant coach at the University of Denver.
On January 30, 2015 it was announced that Franks was the new head coach of the Denver Pioneers men's soccer team.
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
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2011-01-15.
- "Jamie Franks Joins Men's Soccer as Volunteer Assistant Coach".
- "Jamie Franks Hired as Assistant Coach at University of Denver".
- "Jamie Franks Bio - The University of Denver Official Athletic Site".