Soccer has been one of the greatest teachers of our lives.
For over 30 years, I had the great fortune of being a soccer player and teammate, even experiencing soccer at the highest competitive level possible.
Growing up in a family as the “baby” of eight kids prepared me to be the ultimate teammate. Family isn’t always perfect or pretty, but it was my first team. We learned to work with one another, challenge each other, accept one another unconditionally, and grow together. Those years instilled a passion for the game that my siblings and l still share to this day.
As a mother to our four amazing boys (Miller, Grey, Nash, and Jett), I know soccer prepared me for the ultimate role of being a mother. Through the years, soccer was my teacher and looking back, offered me lessons about adversity, sacrifice, and selflessness that every parent knows are keys to family.
The wisdom I’ve been given from soccer has helped me inspire athletes and shape leaders over the years. I crave pushing athletes out of their comfort zones because I know it will help them to lead productively and teach by example. There are few things as rewarding to me as seeing leaders emerge, along with seeing my sons learn to become kind and generous people.
Through this platform of soccer, you get to learn about life and adversity and then you get to impart that wisdom. Our camps, trainings and curriculum are designed to share that journey and wisdom I learned as a “starter” and a “sub” and a “bencher”— through excellence and injury and travel all over the world as a player and coach.
When you engage with Jobson Soccer, our hope is that you deeply get to connect your game to your life. We want to maximize your growth as a player, as a person, as a family member, and as a person seeking to RISE.
We believe that learning the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of the game are key to your development as a player. Jobson Soccer is as much about fitness, wellness and competition as it is about accountability, compassion, and communication.
We hope you’ll join us for a unique and extraordinary experience together.
Marci Jobson and Paul Jobson
Marci (Miller) Jobson grew up defending her plate of pasta at the dinner table against seven hungry siblings. The final “M” link to the family of eight “M&M” kids (Mark, Monika, Mike, Mary, Mindy, Marty, Maggie, Marci –Miller), Marci was required to report to the backyard family soccer games at the age of five. With the stakes high for the winning sibling team – getting first dibs at “candy bar” prizes – Marci developed a tenacious grit that eventually brought her to the U.S. National Women’s Team in 2005 to serve as a center midfielder.
By the time Marci was in junior high, she was burning her siblings on the family field, traveling the country for soccer camps, and playing Olympic Development soccer that revealed her promise as an elite athlete. Marci grew up in St. Charles, Illinois, where she led St. Charles East High School to two state soccer championships and was named All-American for two consecutive years. She helped mentor and train a generation of players that led St. Charles to a #1 national ranking and eight state championships within a decade.
Even with all those accolades, her soccer career was just beginning: Marci attended and played college soccer for the nationally ranked University of Wisconsin–Madison; after two years, she transferred to Southern Methodist University. After her successful college career ended, she then played for the Chicago Cobras of the W-League for four seasons, FFC Turbine Potsdam of the women’s Bundesliga for a season, and the Atlanta Beat of the WUSA for three seasons. In 2004, she played for the W-League’s Charlotte Eagles and Atlanta Silverbacks.
Although she first trained with the National Team in 1997 and was a member of the U.S. U-20 National Team Pool in 1999, Marci became a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2005 through 2007. Known for her remarkable head ball wins and unmistakable defensive toughness, Jobson became the second oldest player to earn her first cap on June 26, 2005 against Canada at the age of 29 years old. Subsequently, Marci was one of the 18 players named to the 2007 U.S. Women’s World Cup roster, retiring after the 2007 event.
In 2004, Marci was named head coach at Northern Illinois University and spent three years steadily building the program’s soccer fortunes. While splitting time between the U.S. National Team and her Northern Illinois head coaching responsibilities, Jobson led the Huskies to a pair of Mid-American Conference Tournament (MAC) appearances and improved the program’s win total each year. In 2007, her NIU team posted the program’s best record in the past 11 years and advanced to the MAC Tournament semifinals for the second consecutive year for the first time in nearly a decade.
In 2008, Marci was recruited as the head coach at Baylor University. Six years later, Marci became the most winningest coach in program history. Marci and Paul Jobson swiftly turned around the Baylor program by leading the Baylor Bears to winning seasons, including two NCAA appearances and a Sweet 16 berth, the Big 12 Conference Championship, #11 National Ranking, and a defensive stalwart of a team that continuously ranked nationally for the lowest goals against average. In addition, Marci focused on the development of outstanding professional leaders, boasting 10 or more Academic All-Big 12 selections for nine consecutive seasons.
Marci and Paul have trained thousands of young athletes through their soccer academies over the past fifteen years. They now have their own tribe of four boys under 9 years old, and are actively training them to hold their own during the annual family tournament where her siblings (and 20 nieces and nephews) are still after the sweet taste of victory.
Besides being a rock-star father to his four boys, Paul Jobson’s favorite former role was his position leading operations and development for the Atlanta Beat of the WUSA league. This is where he met his future bride, Marci (Miller) Jobson who was playing for the team. The power duo married in August 2004 and began their coaching and training dynasty together.
As an All-State soccer player from Salem High in Georgia, Paul continued to flourish at Presbyterian College (PC) in South Carolina and was a member of the soccer squad which made the school’s first NCAA Division II championship appearance. During his senior season at PC, Jobson served as a student assistant coach while finishing his bachelor’s degree in accountancy in 1999. Upon graduation, Jobson moved into a role as assistant men’s soccer coach and assistant sports information director at Presbyterian.
Paul holds the most acclaimed coaching license—the National “A” designation. He is entering his tenth season at Baylor University and third as head coach after spending the 2013-14 seasons as co-head coach with his wife; Marci is currently the assistant coach for the Baylor program, focusing on their brood of four.
During his time at Baylor, Jobson helped guide the Bears to some of their best seasons in recent memory. Since arriving at Baylor in 2008, he has played a significant role in increasing or tying the program’s win total in five of the last seven years, culminating in 2017 with the program’s secong Big12 Championship title in five years and deepest run in the NCAA Tournament. The 2017 squad’s historic run came to an end in the Elite 8 and finished the season tying the school’s highest ranking in 2012 with the 11th spot in the United Soccer Coaches Poll.
Paul’s focus at Baylor is also building amazing professional leaders. Academically, BU earned the NSCAA 2014-15 Team Academic Award with a 3.46 team GPA for the fourth time in five years while having 10 or more Academic All-Big 12 selections for the ninth consecutive season.
Paul is also well known for producing results. As a sports management and operations luminary, Paul helped create the Baylor LEGACY program campaign that funded the new $3.3 million complex in the Williams Family Soccer Center in 2015.
Prior to Baylor, Jobson was on the Northern Illinois staff as an assistant coach from 2005-06 and was named associate head coach for the 2007 season. Paul led the development of Jobson Soccer academies that he and Marci have offered for over 15 years to thousands of youth soccer players.
Soccer and youth have always been one of Paul’s greatest passions. Paul served as the Soccer Director and Program Supervisor for the Snellville (Ga.) Parks and Recreation Department as well as the Athletic Coordinator for Recreation and Select Soccer for the Alpharetta (Ga.) Recreation and Parks Department. Prior, Paul was the junior varsity soccer coach at Milton High School in Alpharetta, Ga., where he guided one of the best JV programs in the state of Georgia. Finally, he shared his love for the game as the Executive Director of the Atlanta Youth Soccer Association. In 2005, Jobson earned his USSF National `B’ license (but trumped that with his “A” license later!)
Paul’s cool and calm play-making skills still intimidate his extended family opponents during intense beach soccer bouts, where his wife is captaining the opposing team and his little boys frequent the field as attacking strikers. Paul Jobson shares the “baby of the family” status as he is the youngest of three children from Conyers, GA.
For inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can help you RISE up to your next level.