PHCC Hires New Women’s Soccer Coach

March 5, 2018

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Patrick Henry Community College’s (PHCC) Athletic Director Brian Henderson is pleased to announce the hiring of Annalies Jobsis as PHCC’s new Women’s Soccer Coach.

Jobsis is coming to Martinsville from Asheville, North Carolina where she currently serves as the Head Coach of the girl’s classic team and the boy’s and girl’s academy and challenge teams for the Highland Football Club. Last spring, when she served as the assistant coach at Durham School of the Arts, the team secured its best record in school history. She has also coached for Duke University’s summer soccer camp and the North Carolina Powerade State Games. 

Although originally from Durham, North Carolina, Jobsis is no stranger to Southern Virginia. Before moving back to North Carolina to coach for the Highland Football Club, Jobsis attended Averett University in Danville, Virginia playing for the Averett soccer team all four years of her college career. While at Averett, she led the USA South Conference in goals, shots, and points in regular season play.

“Annalies is a great fit for our women’s soccer team,” said Henderson. “Her coaching model syncs with our strategy for the entire athletics department. At PHCC, we are mentors first and coaches second – preparing our athletes to compete well in life and school… and on the field or court. When we met Annalies, it was easy to see that she has the same student-first mentality that we all do at PHCC.”

Jobsis won’t start pre-season training with the Patriots until later in the summer, but she is already planning her play strategy.

“For a strong play strategy, it is extremely important to develop a competitive culture that empowers players to make good decisions both on and off the field,” says Jobsis. “Soccer can build leadership, integrity, and accountability and it starts with the team culture.”

Soccer seems to be Jobsis’ passion. At the age of four, she started playing with recreational leagues and never stopped. Jobsis says that soccer became more than just a sport for her; it’s also a tool to build self-confidence and to relieve stress. As coach, Jobsis wants all of her players to have that same confidence-building outlet. “I always want players to leave feeling more confident than when they started.”

Jobsis believes PHCC to be “a great school. I think PHCC provides academic and athletic opportunities that empower players.”

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