Union Names Jami Rozell New Girls’ Soccer Coach
Union Public Schools’ Athletic Department has hired Jami Rozell as head coach of the girls’ soccer program.
Rozell steps into this position having served as an assistant coach at Union for the last six years. During that time, Rozell assisted in leading the team to six playoff appearances in six seasons, one first-round finish, one quarterfinal finish, one semifinal finish, three state championships, and two USA Today and Top Drawer National Championships. During that time, Rozell was also honored to serve on the All-State East coaching staff, a game that finished 6-1, East vs. West.
Prior to her career at Union, Rozell was a member of the Broken Arrow High School girls’ soccer coaching staff from 2011-2012. In addition, she was a member of the Tulsa Soccer Club Hurricane coaching staff from 2011-2018, coaching various age groups. Rozell also coached for the Oklahoma Texans from 2010-2011.
“Jami has been an integral part of our girls’ soccer program’s success over the last six years,” said Emily Barkley, Athletic Director for Union Public Schools. “In addition to her wealth of soccer knowledge, Jami has gained the respect and trust of the Union soccer community through her hard work and dedication to the players, staff, and booster club. We feel like Jami is the perfect fit to continue the tradition of excellence and high standards that are synonymous with Union girls soccer. We look forward to seeing the program grow under her leadership.”
Rozell has represented both North Dakota and Oklahoma, coaching within both State Associations’ Olympic Development Programs. She was a member of the Oklahoma Olympic Development coaching staff from 2012-2013, and the North Dakota Olympic Development Coaching Staff from 2009-2010.
Rozell began her competitive coaching career in the Red River Soccer Club in Fargo, North Dakota, as an active student athlete within the soccer community. Her coaching career for Red River Soccer Club extended from 2005-2009. At that time, she also served as a player evaluator for the RRSC, served on the coaching staff for RRSC skills and developmental camps, and officiated matches within the community.
Rozell played Division I collegiate soccer for North Dakota State University from 2004-2007. During her playing career, she was two-time team captain. She was named All-Tournament at both the Bison Invitational and the University of Northern Colorado Classic, and was also named Division I Independent Women’s Soccer Newcomer of the Week during her freshman season. As part of the defensive line, her career included 10 shutouts in 2005, eight shutouts in 2006, and a “goals allowed” average less than one per game during 2005-2006.
Rozell earned a Master of Science in Health and Kinesiology from Northeastern State University in 2014, and currently teaches Physical Education at the Union 8th Grade Center and the Union High School Freshman Academy.