|TOTAL||133||31||12||.790||5 UAAs||8 NCAAs|
|CAREER||337||136||27||.701||5 UAAs||13 NCAAs|
Jim Conlon has led the Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team to a pair of NCAA Division III Runner-Up finishes and five University Athletic Association (UAA) championships in his eight seasons on the Danforth Campus.
Conlon and the Bears tied a single-season record with a 20-3-1 overall record in 2015, and finished as the NCAA Division III National Runner-Up. The Bears advanced to the Final Four for the third time in school history and claimed a share of their 10th UAA title. In addition, Conlon and his staff earned UAA Coaching Staff of the Year honors.
In 2009, Conlon made his mark at WashU in just his second season, leading the Bears to an NCAA Runner-Up finish after falling to No. 1-ranked and defending national champion Messiah College, 1-0, in San Antonio, Texas. WashU tied a then-school record with a 17-4-3 overall mark, and won its fourth-straight UAA championship.
Conlon led WashU to an 18-5 mark and an appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2011, and then posted a 19-2-1 mark in 2012 and a second-consecutive trip to the Elite 8.
The Bears posted a school-record 20-1-1 mark in 2013, advancing to their third-straight NCAA Quarterfinal and won their second-straight UAA Championship with a perfect 7-0 mark. WashU had a 14-game winning streak, second longest in school history, and outscored its opponents 78-8. Conlon and his staff was also named the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year for the first time in his career, and he was also named the NSCAA Central Region Coach of the Year for the second-straight season.
In eight seasons, Conlon has guided WashU to 133-31-12 (.790) overall record and eight trips to the NCAA Tournament.
He has mentored eight student-athletes to 10 All-America awards, including two-time NSCAA All-American and 2014 D3soccer.com Midfielder of the Year Lillie Toaspern. She also earned 2014 UAA MVP honors, and played the 2015 season with the Chicago Red Stars.
He also mentored two-time NSCAA All-American Libby Held, 2009 NSCAA First-Team All-American and UAA Most Valuable Player Caryn Rosoff, and 2012 NSCAA First-Team All-American and UAA MVP Anna Zambricki.
In 2015, Olivia Lillegraven and Katie Chandler earned first-team NSCAA All-America honors, becoming the first WashU pair of first-team honorees in the same season.
Conlon arrived on the Danforth Campus on March 13, 2008, after serving for eight seasons as the head women’s and men’s soccer coach at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. He is the third women’s soccer coach in WashU history and the second full-time coach.
As the first full-time soccer coach in Wartburg history, Conlon posted a 108-48-10 overall record with the men’s team and a 96-57-5 mark with the women’s team. He led the men’s squad to five NCAA appearances, advancing to the Sectional semifinals in 2005 and 2006, and to the Sectional final in 2004.
In 2007, the Wartburg women’s team won the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) title and advanced to the NCAA Sectional round, the squad’s first NCAA berth in school history.
Conlon was named the NCAA Division III West Region Coach of the Year in 2006, and garnered IIAC Coach of the Year honors in 2003 and 2004. He had 64 student-athletes earn Academic all-IIAC honors, four ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District honorees and four NSCAA All-America selections while at Wartburg.
He has a 337-136-27 (.701) record in 16 seasons coaching collegiate soccer, which includes eight seasons as the men’s and women’s soccer coach at Wartburg College (2000-07). Conlon coached the 500th game of his career in the 2015 NCAA Division III National Championship Dec. 5 in Kansas City.
A 1998 graduate of Loras College, Conlon played for four seasons on the Loras men’s soccer team and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in business management and sports management.
Upon graduation, he served as the assistant women’s and men’s soccer coach at his alma mater for two years, while pursuing a Master of Arts in physical education with an emphasis in athletic administration.
Conlon and his wife Jeanne have two children: Courtney (10) and Carson (eight).