BPC welcomes Jayme Dye into coaching staff
BPC Women’s Soccer Head Coach Jayme Dye
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s women’s soccer head coach Jayme Dye begins her first BPC season with a 5-3 win over Florida College last weekend (Aug. 27). The Lady Barons rebounded with the win after a tough, last half 0-3 loss to Thomas University only two days earlier.
“I am a believer that you have to set high expectations if you want to be successful,” said Dye. “Even though we are a developing team, we have the keys to start off being successful. It is all about heart and the will to win! I know these girls have it in them; all they have to do is give it their all.”
Dye comes to BPC from Kansas, where she played both NAIA and junior college-level soccer. During her two seasons at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Overland Park, Kansas, the team was nationally ranked. She finished her career at Ottawa University (OU), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education. She served as team captain at both JCCC and OU.
Though this is her first year as a head coach at the college-level, coaching is not a new profession for her. She led the GE Legends Soccer Club as head coach for the U17 Girl’s Team (Kansas).
“I feel privileged to coach this team. I know that coaching this team right now is God’s will for me and I intend on serving Him through it,” said Dye. “I am proud to call these girls my team and just cannot wait to see what they will do this season.”
BPC Athletic Director Sheila Simmons is proud to include Dye on her coaching staff.
“She brings experience, leadership and determination to her coaching style. She believes that every player matters and brings something to the team,” said Simmons. “She is highly optimistic about the future of the women’s program and believes that the women’s team can be a competitive team in the conference in the future.”
The Lady Barons take on Rhinehardt College in their next home game Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. The community is invited to come out and cheer on the Barons, their hometown college team.
Talking about her team, Dye outlines her coaching strategy.
"We have a very strong center midfield, which include Beatriz Vargas, Sierra Monday and Erin Fogarty; they are going to help create the offense this year. With that being said our center defenders hold us up in the back Andrea Smith, Katelyn Barnard, Heather Snyder and Cristina Zamorano. I believe if we take advantage of the strengths we have in the center of the field, we will go places this season,” she said.
Dye adds her favorite part about coaching is a close tie between mentorship and the ferocity of competition.
“My favorite part of coaching is being around the ladies. They are not only fun but they feel like family. Soccer is not only a passion but my life. God hasa used the sports to change my life. There is just no other game like in the world. The culture that surrounds the sport is unlike others. Soccer players and fans are a different breed of people who are competitive at the root of their identity. It is a sport that prides itself on discipline, work ethic and mental toughness. I love soccer because it helps me to strive to be better, learn new things about the game and to challenge myself in everything I do.”
She and her husband, Mike, reside in Mount Vernon. Mike Dye is the college’s men’s soccer head coach.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.