Jan. 8, 2008
Baylor head soccer coach Marci Miller Jobson announced the hiring of three individuals to her soccer staff Monday. Paul Jobson, Chuck Codd and Brett Hall have all begun their duties on the Bears' soccer staff.
Jobson, who spent the last three seasons with his wife, Marci, at Northern Illinois, will serve as the Bears' associate head coach and fill the role of the program's day-to-day administrator, planning and structuring practices and organizing summer camps.
"He's produced results while coaching young women at many levels. With his office organization, passion for the game and business experience, we make a great team," Miller Jobson said.
In 2005, Jobson served as the junior varsity soccer coach at Milton High School in Alpharetta, where he guided one of the best JV programs in the state of Georgia. Jobson also served as the Executive Director of the Atlanta Youth Soccer Association. Jobson earned his USSF National `B' license in 2005.
In 2002, Jobson resumed his work in soccer when he took a position with the Atlanta Beat of the WUSA (women's professional soccer league). In his role with the team, Jobson was able to work in many different facets of the soccer world, including promotion, youth soccer development and game day operations.
The Atlanta, Ga., native was a three-year letterman at Presbyterian College in South Carolina and was a member of the squad which made the school's first NCAA Division II championship appearance. The Blue Hose compiled a 17-3-1 ledger that included the South Atlantic Conference regular season and postseason tourney championships.
Codd, who spent last season as a volunteer assistant coach at Northern Illinois, will coach goalkeepers and defenders, along with his recruiting duties. Prior to Northern Illinois, Codd served as the girls' team director for the Chicago Sockers club team based in Palatine. Prior to that role, he was an assistant coach at Northwestern for four seasons, working one year with the men's program and the final three with the women's team.
"He comes with great experience both as a player and coach, having been an assistant with us and at Northwestern, and the director of coaching for the Chicago Sockers girls' program," head coach Marci Jobson said. "Not only does he know talent, but he is also great at developing the talent he already is working with. Chuck has a magnetic personality and his players love to play for him."
As a professional soccer player, Codd won three national championships with the Chicago Stingers/Sockers outdoor team from 1997-2000. Prior to his outdoor stint, Codd spent seven seasons playing for the Chicago Power, Cincinnati Silverbacks and Buffalo Blizzard of the NPSL. Codd is married to Charmaine Hooper, a member of the Canadian National Team who is regarded as one of the top women's soccer players in the world. The couple has a daughter named Charlie.
When searching for the final member of her staff, head coach Marci Miller Jobson needed to look no further than Brett Hall, who begins his first season as volunteer assistant coach at Baylor.
"Bret has proven to be one of the best coaches in the country," head coach Marci Miller Jobson said. "He has coached me personally at every level, including the Women's National Team, and everywhere he goes he produces results."
Hall comes to Baylor with coaching and playing experience at every level, having coached professional youth soccer for 23 years and played professionally for 16. Hall was an assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Team and was a 2004 inductee into the 2004 United Soccer League Hall of Fame.