Northwest head soccer coach announces his retirement

    Northwest will be looking for a new head soccer coach after Peter Jarjoura, who's been with the program since its inaugural season in 2002, announced his retirement on Friday.

    "I've got mixed emotions," Jarjoura said. "I'm sad I'm leaving, but I'm happy to start a new chapter in my life. It was a great experience for me and I matured a lot in 11 years. There were good times and bad and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I gave it all I had. To see the program and facilities progress over the years is great to see. I hope the future coach continues to take the program in the right direction."

    Jarjoura came to Northwest in 1991 and spent 12 years working in the physical plant before starting the soccer program in 2002. 

Jarjoura coached both teams for 11 seasons, posting a 70-76-9 mark with the women and 69-84-9 record on the men's side. He tutored five NJCAA All-Americans during his tenure and also saw his teams excel academically with 19 players earning NJCAA Academic Achievement awards.

    Jarjoura led the women to the 2006 MACJC North Division Championship during a school record 14-5 season, along with three north division runner-up finishes (2002, 2003, 2004) and two state and region runner-up finishes (2004, 2006). The men's team finished as division runner-up in 2002, 2008 and 2009.

    Charlie Baldwin, who has been the assistant coach for both teams since 2006, will be promoted to head men's soccer coach and the search for a women's head coach will begin immediately.

    Those interested in applying can visit www.northwestms.edu for the job posting.