2017 Men's Soccer Coaches
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Jon Mannall
Head Coach: 8th Season
Phone: 563-333-5859

Jon Mannall was named the St. Ambrose University head soccer coach in March 2010. He has coached the SAU women's team since 2003 and added the men's coaching duties in 2010.

In the program's first two years in the CCAC, Mannall led the Bees to the CCAC Tournament semifinals in both 2016 and 2017. The Bees finished 9-10-1 overall each season.

Mannall guided the 2013 men's team to a 13-8 record and to the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament championship match. That came on the heels of a 10-6-2 record in 2012.

In his seven years coaching the men, Mannall has compiled a 58-68-10 record.

Mannall is well on his way to finding the success with the men's program that he has already found with the women.

He has turned the Queen Bees into a nationally-recognized program and has won 166 matches since being named head coach in 2003. He has been named the conference coach of the year five times and has won seven regular-season conference championships and four conference tournaments.

His 2008 team made the program’s first-ever appearance in the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship and his 2009 squad finished 18-2-1 overall, setting a program record for wins in a season, and 7-0-1 in the MCC. The success continued in 2011 and again in 2013 as the Queen Bees won both the MCC regular season and tournament titles and returned to the NAIA National Championships. In 2015, he led the women's team to a 3-2 win over Hastings in the opening round of the National Tournament to get the team past the first round for the first time in school history.

"I am definitely excited for this opportunity and think this is a huge step in the right direction for St. Ambrose Soccer," said Mannall. "This will be a new challenge but I’m excited to get to interact with the men’s program."

A native of London, England, Mannall graduated from Marycrest International University in Davenport, Iowa, in 2001 while playing soccer and basketball for the Marauding Eagles. Mannall joined St. Ambrose as an assistant women’s soccer coach in 2002 before taking over the program in 2003.

Mannall spent six years as the head girls’ soccer coach at Davenport North High School and is the lead coach for the EISA Black Select club team.

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Emlyn Jacoby
Assistant Coach: 8th Season

Emlyn Jacoby joined St. Ambrose University in the fall of 2010 as the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach. Before coming to SAU, Jacoby served as a four-year starter for NAIA perennial powerhouse, University of Maine at Fort Kent. While at UMaine Fort Kent, Jacoby was a member of the most successful soccer program in the University’s history with a combined record of 71-6-3.

He helped the Bengals reach three NAIA National Tournaments in four years while winning four regular season titles and four conference tournament titles. Jacoby was a three-year captain and led his 2007 team to the national "Sweet 16" round, and in 2008 to the national "Elite 8" round. Jacoby was an instrumental part of the Bengal team that attained #4 in the national rankings in 2009.

During his four years at UMaine Fort Kent, Jacoby collected numerous awards. He was a three-time All-American, two-time Academic All-American, three-time All-Region team selection, four-time Conference scholar-athlete, four-time Conference first team member, the 2006 Sunrise Conference Rookie-of-the-Year and UMaine Fort Kent 2007 Athlete of the year. Jacoby currently holds the University of Maine at Fort Kent all-time single-season record for assists (21) and the all-time career record in the same category (60). Jacoby was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Fort Kent in 2011.

Jacoby, a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, was also part of the Maine Sting, captaining the NPSL team in their inaugural season in 2008. Jacoby is currently a co-captain of the NPSL Quad City Eagles. During their 2013 campaign, the team won the Midwest Conference - Central Division, for the first time in club history. Jacoby started his career as a member of the WITS University FC Academy of Excellence in South Africa. Jacoby also was a junior national team member for his native country of South Africa.

Jacoby also has years of coaching experience working with players from all ages across the board. While in South Africa, Jacoby was heavily involved in youth soccer working at many youth clubs, local elementary and high schools. During his tenure in the States, he is actively involved with many local area high schools and soccer camps across the United States.

Jacoby earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine Fort Kent, and his Master's of Business Administration at St. Ambrose University in 2012.

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Jon Sandoval
Assistant Coach: 2nd Season
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Kourtney Mannall
Goalkeepers Coach: 6th Season

One of the top goalkeepers in St. Ambrose history is now in charge of coaching the Bee goalkeepers. Kourtney Burkhalter joined the coaching staff in the spring of 2012 to assist both the men's and women's soccer programs.

After graduating from Rock Island High School in 1999, Burkhalter stepped right in as the starting goalie for the Queen Bees. A four-time first team all-conference pick, she twice earned All-American honorable mention and was named to the all-region team three times. She was also successful in the classroom, earning NAIA Scholar-Athlete recognition twice.

Since graduating from St. Ambrose in 2003 with a degree in Elementary Education, Burkhalter has worked at North Scott since 2003.

She started her coaching career as an assistant at North High School before becoming the goalkeeper coach at North Scott from 2005-07. She was named the boys assistant coach in 2009.

Burkhalter has also worked with the Strikers and Force as an assistant, specifically working with the goalies. She has also run goalkeeper clinics for children of all ages with the North Scott Soccer Club.

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Javid Wood
Assistant Coach: 4th Season

Born and raised in Port Antonio, Jamaica, Wood played soccer at Titchfield High School and St. Elizabeth Technical.

He earned a scholarship to West Virginia Tech in 2009 before transferring to Ashford University in 2010. He was the starting center or right back at Ashford for three years and helped AU to two conference tournament championship matches. He helped lead the Saints to a top-15 national ranking and a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NAIA National Tournament during his senior season.

After graduation from Ashford in December 2013 with a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing, Wood volunteered as an assistant coach with the St. Ambrose men's team in the fall of 2014.

Wood continues to play as the starting center back for the Quad City Eagles, a semi-professional team.