Jay Willis

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Jay Willis
Personal information
Full name Jason Willis
Date of birth (1981-07-07) July 7, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Ludlow, Massachusetts, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Western Mass Pioneers
Number 3
Youth career
1999 Holyoke Cougars
2000–2004 Southern New Hampshire Penmen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005– Western Mass Pioneers 106 (4)
2008– Massachusetts Twisters (indoor)
Teams managed
2010– Worcester State Lancers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 8, 2010.

Jason "Jay" Willis (born July 7, 1981 in Ludlow, Massachusetts) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Western Mass Pioneers in the USL Premier Development League. He is also the current head men's soccer coach at Worcester State University.


Youth and College[edit]

Willis attended Ludlow High School, winning two state championships[1] and played one year of college soccer at Holyoke Community College before transferring to Southern New Hampshire University as a sophomore. He was named to the ALL NE-10 second team in 2003.[2]


Willis turned professional in 2005 with the Western Mass Pioneers, and has been ever-present since then, anchoring the Pioneers defense, and helping the team to the USL2 regular season title in his debut year. In his five years at Lusitano Stadium, Willis has played almost 100 games for the Pioneers, scoring four goals. In 2007, he was named to the USL Second Division All-League First Team, as voted on by club general managers and coaches.[3] He played his 100th game for Western Mass on Junt 19, 2009 in a PDL regular season game against the Albany BWP Highlanders.[4]

Willis also has indoor soccer experience, having played for several seasons with the Massachusetts Twisters in the National Indoor Soccer League.[5]


In January 2010 Willis was hired as the new head men's soccer coach at Worcester State University.[6]

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