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Razorback Soccer adds Jon Harvey to coaching staff, elevates Scofield to associate head coach


FAYETTEVILLE, Arche. – Razorback Soccer has added Jon Harvey to the coaching staff as associate head coach, as head coach Colby Hale announced on Friday afternoon. Harvey comes to Fayetteville after seven seasons in Washington state, helping guide the Cougars to a historic run to the College Cup in 2019 and second (2017) and third (2018) round appearances. Sammy Scofield was also elevated to the rank of Associate Head Coach.

“Jon Harvey is a great choice. He ticked all the boxes that we were looking for in our effort to continue to elevate our program to the national level, ”said head coach Colby Hale. “He’s coached some of the best goalkeepers in college football, he’s a great scout and he’s been on a top-level program!

In 2019, Harvey guided star goalie Ella Dederick to All-Pac-12 honors as she became the Cougars all-time leader in wins and her 16 wins set a school record for wins in one. season. During the 2017 season, Washington State recorded 11 shutouts that placed second for a single season in program history.

In 2015, Dederick and Harvey helped the Cougars maintain a 0.92 goals against average with Dederick being drafted to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team and the NSCAA Pacific Region third team. In his first season in Washington state, the Cougars set the third-best average in program history with a 0.74 goals-against average.

While overseeing the academic achievement of the Washington State program, the Cougars have won 35 Pac-12 All-Academic awards over four seasons, including three first-team and two second-team accolades.

Harvey served in the United States Navy from 2000 to 2005. His decorated military career included tours of Al Anbar Province, Iraq, in 2004 and 2005.

During his three years as an assistant coach, Scofield worked directly with the full back line while helping the Razorbacks win back-to-back SEC regular season titles. In 2018, the Razorbacks recorded eight shutouts, tied for the third most in a single season in program history. The Arkansas defense followed this last season with the lowest goals against average (0.47) in school history for a single season.

“It’s a well-deserved promotion. Sammy [Scofield] is integral to our success and growth, ”said Hale. “She is never satisfied with the status quo and is committed to continuing to elevate this program.”

Hale and the Razorbacks will return this fall in search of the third straight SEC regular season title and eighth trip to the NCAA tournament in nine years.


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