Jeff Bateson is in his first season as an assistant coach at UNCG on Justin Maullin’s staff. Bateson brings 16 years of collegiate head coaching experience to the program, including the past 10 years as the head coach at Guilford College.
Bateson was head coach at Guilford since 2006 and has coached 19 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) selections during his tenure. Also, his coached a pair of All-Region performers in Scott Meguid (2008) and Freddy Gomez (2013).
Bateson spent two seasons as the head coach at Tri-State University (now Trine University) where five of his student-athletes earned All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) recognition.
Bateson began his coaching career as the head coach at his alma mater, Alma College, from 2000-04. He coached a pair of All-Region selections during his time at Alma and 11 All-Conference selections. The Scots enjoyed their finest year under Bateson in 2000 when Alma finished 11-6-2 and placed second in the MIAA with an 8-2-2 record.
Bateson was a third team All-America selection as a senior and helped the Scots to the regional finals in Alma’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. He was named the MIAA Most Valuable Player in 1997.
Bateson played with the Premier Development League’s Mid-Michigan Bucks (1997-98) and the Colorado Comets (1999-2000) before devoting himself fully to coaching. He spent the 1998 and 1999 seasons as an assistant coach at Alma, helping the Scots to a 30-9-3 record, including an appearance in the NCAA Division III semifinals in 1999.
Bateson earned his Premier coaching diploma from the NSCAA in 2006. He was an assistant coach with the Carolina Dynamo in the United State Soccer League’s Premier Development League in 2010 and has served as the Boys’ Director of Coaching for the Guilford United F.C. (now part of Greensboro United).
Bateson earned his Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration from Central Michigan University in 2009. He and his wife Kristy, reside in Colfax with their daughters Halena and Neala.
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