Jaymee Highcock is in his first year as Head Women’s Soccer Coach.
Highcock, who also coaches the men's program (16-20-3 record), has guided three men to first-team all-Heart recognition.
Highcock comes to William Penn from Avila University in Kansas City, Mo. where he served as assistant coach for the men’s and women’s programs in 2013 and 2014. He helped the Heart of America Athletic Conference men’s team to its most wins in 20 years in 2014 and helped two Avila players to all-conference recognition. Highcock also assisted the program to the 2013 HAAC Tournament--its first trip to the postseason ever.
Highcock also brings experience from the club level, coaching the Kansas City Legends U-11 and U-13 girls’ teams and U-14 boys’ team from 2012-2014. He also headed the Puma FC U-10 boys and U-12 and U-15 girls in 2012 as well as the Futura FC U-12 and U-17 boys and U-14 girls from 2009-2012.
Highcock has gained knowledge from numerous summer camps around the country and has a plethora of coaching qualifications from English FA, USSF, and NSCAA. He has also played and shadow-coached several professional organizations in the United States and Europe.
Highcock graduated from Benedictine with a degree in Physical Education. He also earned his Master’s of Organizational Management from Avila in 2015. An accomplished player at Benedictine, he was a team captain and helped his team to a 42-12-2 record in his tenure. Highcock was a part of the 2009 HAAC championship team that reached the NAIA National Tournament.
Following his time at Benedictine, Highcock played two years for the Kansas City Brass of the PDL/USL.
Simon Brown is in his first year as Associate Head Soccer Coach.
Brown came to William Penn from Hastings College (Neb.) where for two years he served as a graduate assistant on the women’s team and a volunteer assistant on the men’s squad. In his first year, he was the goalkeeper coach and helped the women’s keeper earn Great Plains Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year laurels. In his second season, he was the forwards coach and guided three players to first-team all-conference recognition, including one being named GPAC Offensive Player of the Year.
While at Hastings, the women’s squad won two GPAC regular season titles (perfect 21-0 league record) and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament. Brown also helped the men to the 2016 NAIA title.
Brown has also recently coached at the youth level, guiding the U-18 Lincoln Maroon squad to a third-place finish in the Nebraska State Cup and a first-place finish in the Nebraska U-19 league.
Brown’s coaching background also includes time at alma mater Ashford University (volunteer assistant coach) as well as with the Bettendorf Soccer Association (head coach of U-13 girls and U-14 boys teams) and with Pleasant Valley HS (assistant varsity and head JV coach).
A 2013 graduate of Ashford with a degree in Finance and Business Administration, he was a team captain of the 2013 team that reached the NAIA national semifinals. Brown was also a member of the 2012 team that also advanced to nationals. He was named a Capital One Academic All-American.
Prior to being at Ashford, Brown was a captain for North Iowa Area CC and led the team to a conference title. An Honorable-Mention All-American, he collected a Second-Team Academic All-NJCAA accolade as well.
Brown also played for the Quad City Eagles while in college, helping the squad to two division titles.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Brown owns a USSF Coaching D license and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 and 2 certificates. He is currently working on his Master’s degree from Hastings.