St. Clair County Community College has announced the addition of two coaches to lead Skippers Athletics teams in women’s soccer and Esports. Todd Stank will serve as the women’s soccer coach and James Jordan will be the Esports coach.
Both women’s soccer and Esports were added to the college’s athletic offerings last fall. In doing so, SC4 became the sixth community college in Michigan to offer women’s soccer and was among the first 50 of 520 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) member institutions nationwide to field an Esports team.
The women’s soccer team will begin its play in 2020-21. The Esports team will begin NJCAA Esports competition this semester, potentially competing in Rocket League, FIFA 20, Overwatch and Super Smash Bros.
Stank has served as head coach at Rochester University (women’s), Waterford Kettering High School (women’s) and Capac High School (men’s and women’s). A former Michigan Olympic Development Program evaluator, Stank holds licenses from both the United States Soccer Coaches Association and the United States Soccer Federation.
Jordan brings six years of Esports coaching and managing experience to the college. He has coached and competed at various skill levels from minor events to premier competitions against top talent from around the world. In 2019 Jordan coached and competed in various international competitions against top teams from Europe, South America and Oceania.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.