216-143-30 (.594) career head coaching record over 19 seasons between NCAA Division I and III.
Head Coach at Endicott (2005-present)
175-65-23 record (.709) overall record, 108-18-4 (.846) in-conference record at Endicott
Six NCAA Division III Tournament appearances ('05-'09, '13)
2006 NCAA Division III Tournament Round of 16
Four NCAA Division III Tournament Second Round appearances ('07-'09, '13)
Five CCC Championships ('05-'07, '09, '13)
One ECAC Division III New England Championship ('12)
Four-time CCC Coach of the Year ('06, '09, '13, '16)
Coached 36 All-Region players including 2013 ECAC Division III New England Defensive Player of the Year Caitlin Peters '13
Coached 54 All-CCC players including four Offensive Players of the Year and two Defensive Players of the Year
81 student-athletes named to CCC Academic All-Conference Team including two CCC Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Colleen Pepin '12 named Capital One Academic All-America Second Team
Colleen Pepin '12 named Capital One Academic All-District First Team
Chelsea Garlock '13 and Caitlin Peters named Capital one Academic All-District First Team
Head Coach at University of Vermont
41-78-7 (.353) overall record, 22-39-4 (.369) in-conference record at Vermont
1998 America East Semifinalist
Assistant Coach at Harvard (1994-96)
Assistant Coach at Adelphi (1990-94)
Played at Adelphi (1985-89)
Bachelor of Science, Physical Education and Master of Science, Athletic Administration
Four-time All-Conference player
Named an Academic All-American
One of the most successful teams in school history, Endicott’s women’s soccer program has made 15 straight appearances in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament including nine championships. Head Coach Jodi Kenyon, who is about to begin her 12th year at the helm, has had a big part in that success. She has led the Gulls to five conference titles and six NCAA tournament appearances, where they have collected six victories, and has compiled a record of 153-53-18 (.723), making her second among active Endicott coaches in winning percentage. She is a two-time CCC Coach of the Year (2009, 2013).
Kenyon’s players and teams have shined in conference play, where she has coached them to a mark of 96-13-3 (.894). Gulls women’s soccer players have also received numerous conference awards and all-conference recognition, highlighted by eight student-athletes earning the conference player of the year and two receiving rookie of the year honors.
While Kenyon has a history of building teams that produce results on the field, she maintains that developing her players into “whole” individuals is the focus of her coaching mentality. Kenyon holds the philosophy that the lessons she uses to develop champions on the field has also bred student-athletes who can achieve their full potential and commit to being the best they can both in and out of season.
“While we train hard and play a very rigorous schedule, it is my belief that the work ethic and discipline carry over onto all areas of our player’s lives. If they work hard on the field, they will work hard in the classroom, get the best internships and later in their career be highly marketable. We ask our players to commit to being the best they can all the time, not just in season.”
Part of that commitment includes a year-round training program, which Kenyon believes is paramount in importance for her players. “ While there are definitely periods of recovery and low impact, it is important that they maintain some level of fitness so they aren’t beginning at baseline every summer.”
Kenyon demands that her players are committed in the classroom as well, and her expectations have not gone unnoticed. Under her watch, Kenyon’s teams have consistently maintained cumulative grade point averages of over 3.0 and have six times been recipients of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Academic Team award. Under Kenyon’s watch, Senior forward Colleen Pepin made Endicott history in 2012, becoming the first player to receive NSCAA Academic All-Region status and the first Gull to be named Capital One Academic All-America, earning a First Team nod. Two additional players, Caitlin Peters and Chelsea Garlock, also received All-Region accolades for their outstanding academic achievements. Two players, Pepin and 2014 graduate Sarah Person, have been named CCC Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year under Kenyon’s reign.
One of Kenyon’s keys to success is communication and cohesion, whether it is between her and her players or among the student-athletes. This is equally as important off the field as it is on it, says Kenyon, who keeps updated on her player’s classes, plans and personal lives through regular individual meetings. “Being direct and honest with players is important to me so they know their role. I don’t want surprises and I want them to be comfortable in their surroundings.”