WOMEN'S HEAD COACH JILL SERAFINO
Jill Serafino became the head women's soccer coach at Simpson on Jan. 29, 2015. She will enter her third season as head coach in 2017.
Serafino led the Storm to a 5-13 mark in her first season on the sidelines in 2015. She guided Simpson to its best mark since 2012. In 2016 the Storm went 2-6 in conference, only missing post season by 1 point.
Serafino came to Simpson from Springfield College in Massachusetts, where she served as an assistant coach for three seasons. There, she helped Springfield to three straight NEWMAC Conference Championships as well as three trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Boasting coaching experience at all levels of NCAA soccer, Serafino also served as the head coach of the New England Mutiny, a Women’s Premier Soccer League team based out of Springfield. Prior to her stint at Springfield, she helped NCAA Division II American International College undergo a 13-win turnaround from 2006 to 2010.
Springfield posted a 39-14-10 record in Serafino’s three seasons on the staff, qualifying for the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2012, 2013 and 2014. In her first season at American International, she helped engineer a six-game turnaround, from 1-15-1 in 2006 to 7-13 in 2007. After spending a season on the staff at Division I SUNY University at Albany, Serfanio returned to AIC in 2009. In 2010, the Yellow Jackets went 14-7-1 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Originally from Belchertown, Mass., Serafino becomes the fifth head coach in Simpson women’s soccer history. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Psychophysiology and Fitness Management before earning a master's in Athletic Counseling from Springfield in 2006.