Jeff Wardlaw joined Greenville College in 2010 as associate head men's and women's soccer coach after being the assistant coach of both programs from 2005-08. Wardlaw has been a vital piece of the puzzle that has assisted coach McMahon create a very competitive and nationally recognized program over the past five years. Now in his 10th year of coaching soccer in 2010, Wardlaw has coached at the club, high school, and collegiate levels.
As associate head coach, Wardlaw serves as a coaching director and primary recruiting coordinator. He also assists McMahon in day to day operations and player development of both men's and women's programs.
As a player, Wardlaw competed at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. While there, he captained a No. 1 ranked team in the NCCAA that made two national tournament appearances and competed in the NAIA regional finals where they lost twice to eventual national champions Lindsey Wilson. While at Cumberlands, he was a two year captain and received all-conference honors. As a young player Wardlaw competed in national championships with Team KC, a premier club in the Kansas City area.
Wardlaw received his bachelor of arts in psychology from Mid-America Nazarene University in 2000. After graduation, he worked as a supervisor and team leader at TLC for Children and Families, a boys' and girls' home in Olathe, Kan. Wardlaw completed his master of arts in teaching from Greenville College in 2008.
Wardlaw is also the owner of Southern Illinois Happy Soccer Feet and Legends which is a program that goes to preschools and child daycare centers and introduces "story time with a soccer ball." It introduces advanced balance and physical skills in the most fun way while bringing joy, confidence, and self-concept. Happy Feet participants graduate into Southern Illinois Legends, a soccer club which develops creative, brave, risk takers for life.
Wardlaw currently resides in Edwardsville, Ill., with his wife Kristen.