Mike JeffriesHead Coach
Menace head coach Mike Jeffries has more than 20 years experience as a professional-soccer coach and player, including more than 10 years on the Major League Soccer sidelines. A former member of the United States Mens National Team and the NCAAs player of the year, he has ties to the games international and college levels.
The 2014 Premier Development League Coach of the Year, Jeffries guided the Menace to the league's regular-season championship. In Jeffries's two seasons in Des Moines, the team has gone 18-7-3 in PDL play and won three matches in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Jeffries MLS career includes three seasons (2001-03) as Dallass head coach and two stints with the Chicago Fire. He led the Burn (since renamed FC Dallas) to the MLS Playoffs in each of his first two seasons and was nominated for MLS Coach of the Year in 2002.
The Bethesda, Md., native assisted Bob Bradley during the Fires first three seasons. The inaugural Fire won the 1998 MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup titles; Chicago repeated as Open Cup champion in 2000. After his time in Dallas and four years as a college coach, Jeffries returned to Chicago, where he was an assistant coach from early 2008 until early 2010, and director of player personnel from October 2010 until last September.
Jeffries was a scout for the U.S. national team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, assisting Bradley and his staff in South Africa. In 1984 and 1985, he earned three caps as a member of the national team.
A graduate of Duke University, Jeffries earned the 1983 Hermann Trophy (NCAA soccers equivalent to footballs Heisman Trophy) as a senior. His junior season ended in an epic national-title match an eight-overtime, 2-1 loss to Indiana.
A couple college stops led to a coaching position with his alma mater. A volunteer assistant at Southern Methodist in 2004 and the head coach at The University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio) in 2005, Jeffries was Dukes associate head coach in 2006 and 2007.
From 1984 until 1988, Jeffries played in the countrys top professional ranks. In the final season of the original North American Soccer League, he scored two goals in 10 matches for the 1984 Minnesota Strikers. The first pick of the 1983 Major Indoor Soccer League Draft, he played in the league for the Minnesota Strikers from 1984-1987 and for the Dallas Sidekicks in 1988, when a torn ACL in his knee ended his playing career.
The first stop in his coaching career was New Orleans (A-League), where he was assistant coach in 1993-94 and the head coach from 1995-98.
Des Moines Menace offices
6400 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: (515) 226-9890
Fax: (515) 226-1595
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on game days)
Home matches played at Valley Stadium4440 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Stadium ticket window opens 90 minutes before kick-off.
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