Jonathan Meade
Jonathan Meade
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 614-251-4635
Previous College: Mt. Vernon Nazarene '95

Jonathan Meade enters his seventh season as the ODU head women's soccer coach, having accumulated an overall mark of 68-29-16. In his six years at the helm, ODU has accumulated 38 All-Region, 27 All-Conference, four Academic All-Region, and two Academic All-America selections. Also the Panthers have had seven GLIAC conference player of the week honors, and 64 conference academic awards.

The 2014 season was one of many memorable moments for Meade and the Panthers as they recorded a 15-5-1 season mark, capturing their first regular season GLIAC Championship and making the school’s first appearance in the NCAA national tournament.

Meade, who recorded his 200th career win as a head coach during the 2014 season, was also selected as the GLIAC Coach of the Year.

The 15 wins set the record for most in school history, with seven coming on the road, tying the school mark. Meade led the Panthers to a 10 game unbeaten streak during conference play, including a 1-0 victory over eventual national champions Grand Valley State, as the Panthers finished the season with a 10-1-1 GLIAC record.

After going on a nine game winning streak at the end of the 2011 season, the Panthers captured a GLIAC South Division Championship and advanced to the semi-finals of the conference tournament, where the second seeded Black and Gold fell to the third seed Ashland in a shootout.  

In 2013, Meade led the Panthers to a 10-5-3 overall mark and earned ODU another spot in the GLIAC tournament. With a 7-4-1 record in the GLIAC, ODU was able to earn the fourth seed. The Panthers, however, lost in the Quarterfinals in heartbreaking fashion, losing to Ferris State on penalty kicks.

The 2009 Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Coach of the Year led the Panthers to within a game of back-to-back NAIA National Championship appearances in 2009.

Prior to becoming the third coach in the 14-year history of ODU women’s soccer, Meade was the head coach at former American Mideast Conference (AMC) rival Mount Vernon Nazarene University for nine seasons, where he put together an overall record of 134-61-7.

During his tenure at MVNU, the Cougars won four AMC South Division titles (2003-04, 2006-07) as well as the program's first two NCCAA National Championships in 2003 and 2006.

A 1995 graduate of MVNU, Meade was a four-year letter winner on the men's soccer team from 1990-1993. During his playing career, he played in a school record 81 matches for the Cougars. He was named to the Mid-Ohio Conference Second Team in 1990 and was an MOC Honorable Mention selection in 1993 serving as team captain.

A native of Naples, New York, Meade earned his national diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association in the summer of 2000 and completed his Masters of Science in Sports Coaching from the United States Sports Academy in 2005.

Meade and his wife, DeAnn, currently reside in Sunbury, Ohio with their three children Jadie, Gabbie, and Kinley.


Meade at Ohio Dominican


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