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Assistant Soccer Coach

Phone: (205) ***-****  HQ Phone
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham , Alabama 35229
United States

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Employment History


  • bachelor's degree , history
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Jay Yelton enters his 12th season as an assistant soccer coach at Samford University where he has helped guide the Bulldogs to six regular-season conference championships, three NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of conference tournament titles.
As one of the top young goalkeeping coaches in the nation, Yelton continually gets the best out of his talent and perennially places the Bulldogs’ defense in the upper echelon of the Southern Region. Last season, Samford finished Southern Conference play with a stellar 7-2 record and earned the regular-season conference championship.
The Bulldogs also traveled to Auburn, Ala., and knocked off the 18th-ranked Auburn Tigers, 2-1, in a match broadcasted live to the nation on the SEC Network. 15555
In 2011, Yelton played a huge role in Samford’s undefeated conference season as the Bulldogs registered eight shutout victories and outscored their opponents in league play, 17-5.
Under the tutelage of Yelton, Whitehead became one of the most decorated soccer players in Samford history and competed professionally in Sweden.
Yelton worked as a volunteer assistant for a season, before joining the staff full-time in 2004. He was then promoted to the top assistant position in the spring of 2008.
Yelton’s primary responsibility is goalkeeper training. He also plays a large role in Samford’s summer youth and team camps, and assists with on-field coaching. Under his tutelage, the goalkeeping corps has become one of the top units in the country.
In 2009, under the watchful eye of Yelton, Whitehead finished her sophomore campaign ranked first in the nation in both save percentage (.913) and goals-against average (0.31).
In 2008, Yelton helped guide the 6-foot-3 freshman native to All-Freshman SoCon honors after she concluded Samford’s inaugural season in the conference with a 1.07 goals-against average and a 5-3-2 record in goal.
Yelton, who hails from Piney Flats, Tenn., began his coaching career as the goalkeeping trainer for the junior varsity and varsity teams at Parkview High School in Atlanta, Ga. The varsity team, coached by his brother and current Samford Head Coach Todd Yelton, won the 4A state championship in 1999.
Jay Yelton accepted an assistant coaching position at Georgia State University, where he stayed from 2000 to 2001. He then became head soccer coach at Lees-McRae College, a Division II school in Banner Elk, N.C., where he led the team to a 19-3 mark in 2001.
At King College in Bristol, Tenn., Yelton turned in an impressive four-year playing career, and was named team captain in his junior and senior seasons. He was an all-conference selection both years and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player as a senior. In 1998, he completed a bachelor’s degree in history and graduated with honors.
Yelton is married to the former Graham Holt and the couple resides in Homewood, Ala.
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