|Alma Mater:||Erskine College|
Jack Kimber joined the men's soccer program as a graduate assistant in 2013, earning his Master's degree in Sports Administration in 2015 and being promoted to assistant coach.
In 2015, the program ranked in the final Top 10 NSCAA Southeast Region and advanced to the championship match of the Sun Belt Conference. The Panthers ranked in the top five in the NCAA in scoring (2.28 goals per match). He helped four GSU players earn All-Sun Belt honors, with Eddie Wilding also earning All-Region.
In 2014, he helped GSU in its move into the Sun Belt Conference for soccer as the team finished in second place with four players earning All-Sun Belt recognition. In 2013, he helped the Panthers finish with a 9-9-1 record including a 9-4-1 mark over the final 14 matches of the campaign. Kimber’s collegiate playing experience as a midfielder at Erskine College has had a positive impact on the squad over the past year.
Kimber has coached two professional soccer players during his time at Georgia State. In 2015, he coached former Panther CJ Cochran who previously played for the Atlanta Silverbacks before being picked up by the Oklahoma City Energy in 2015. In 2014, Kimber coached Michael Nwiloh who was drafted 59th overall to the Chivas USA in the MLS SuperDraft.
Kimber coached soccer at various levels each of his final three semesters at Erskine. He interned with the Erskine women’s soccer program under head coach Gary Winchester where he focused on technical skill development in the fall of 2011. He then assisted the Hilton Head High School junior varsity girl’s soccer team during the following spring. At Hilton Head High School, Kimber developed technical exercises for small groups of the team. In the fall of 2012, Kimber coached children aged 3-7 at the Lakeland Toro’s Soccer Academy.
Kimber graduated from Erskine (S.C.) in 2012 following a highly-acclaimed, four-year career. He was a four-time winner of the Ralph Lundy Award, recognizing Erskine’s Team MVP, and a two-time All-Conference Carolina First-Team honoree. He was named to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference Second Team in 2011 and 2010 and earned all-conference third-team honors in 2009. He was also named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Week during the 2010 season. He was a four-year team captain and a two-time NSCAA All-Region player during his four years.
Kimber, who also goes by “JP”, earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education at Erskine in 2012. He is a native of Manchester, England, and is a supporter of Manchester United F.C. Kimber owns a Football Association Level 1 coaching license (England) and a NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeping Diploma. He currently lives in Atlanta.