Northwestern State University

Northwestern State Athletics
468 Caspari Driven Natchitoches, LA 71497
Division 1 Louisiana South
Public Medium National competitor

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Anna Jobe

Northwestern State soccer co-head coach Anna Jobe led the program to 13 wins and a conference tournament championship game appearance in her second year in Natchitoches.


The Lady Demons made their third postseason appearance in four seasons after not making the tournament since 2008.


The Lady Demons finished second in the regular season in 2019, going 8-2-1, and downing champion Lamar, handing the Cardinals their only conference defeat.


NSU finished with the second most wins (8) and second most points (25) in conference play in program history. For her efforts, she and co-head coach Jess Jobe were named co-All Louisiana Coaches of the Year.


Primarily in charge of the goalkeepers, Jobe guided a unit to allow just 1.24 goals per game, the program's best mark since 2009. Senior Kayla Bomben allowed just 0.99 goals per game and was named to the All-Louisiana first team. Acelya Aydogmus recorded six shutouts on the year, which is fifth in school history. Together, they recorded eight shutouts, the most in a season since 2009.


Before NSU, Anna spent 2017 as a volunteer assistant coach at Dallas Baptist, which won the Heartland Conference regular season and conference tournament titles.


The Patriots finished 15-4-2 and advanced to the Division II NCAA Tournament. DBU’s Abigail Olmos garnered All-American status with Lindsay McManus earning Academic All-American status in Anna’s one season at DBU.


Anna cut her coaching teeth with four seasons on the coaching staff at Baylor (2013-16) under coaches Paul and Marci Jobson. The Bears posted winning records in all four seasons and winning Big 12 conference records in Jobe’s two seasons as a full-time assistant.


The Bears reached the Big 12 Tournament all four seasons.


Anna primarily worked with goalkeepers at Baylor and Dallas Baptist.


She continues her role as a mentor and spiritual advisor that started at Baylor and Dallas Baptist.


Anna earned her master’s degree in sports pedagogy from Baylor and her bachelor’s degree in human performance and exercise science from the University of Mobile.


At Mobile, Anna (then Maddox) was an accomplished goalkeeper.


She achieved NAIA All-American status three times, was a two-time defensive player of the year (Southern States Athletics Conference) and a four-time all-conference selection.


During the summer before her senior season, Jobe played semi-professional soccer in the WPSL with the Buxmont Torch.


Concurrent with her playing career, Anna spent two seasons as the head girls’ soccer coach at the Alabama School of Math and Science, leading the Dragons to an undefeated season in her first campaign.


Her coaching licenses include the NSCAA National Diploma as well as the NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma.


The Auburn native married Jess in December of 2016, and they have two Doberman pinschers Cal and Dirk.


The Auburn native married Jess in December of 2016, and they have two Doberman pinschers Cal and Dirk

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Jess Jobe

Northwestern State soccer co-head coach Jess Jobe has taken the program to heights it has not seen since 2005. He helped lead NSU to 13 wins in his second season after leading the program to 10 wins and a Southland Conference Tournament appearance in his first season in Natchitoches after making it only once since 2009.


The Lady Demons finished second in the regular season in 2019, going 8-2-1, and defeating champion Lamar, handing the Cardinals their only conference setback. They made it to the conference tournament championship for the first time since 2005.


NSU finished with the second most wins (8) and second most points (25) in conference play in program history. For his efforts, he and co-head coach Anna Jobe were named co-All Louisiana Coaches of the Year.


Jobe's squad had five players named to the All-Conference teams in 2019, led by Southland Conference Defender of the Year Nicole Henry. The defense was the calling card in 2019, as it allowed just 1.27 goals and 8.5 shots per game. The Lady Demons surrendered one goal or fewer 17 times in 22 matches and registered eight shutouts, which was the most in a season for NSU since 2009.


In 2018, Jobe tutored All-Southland Conference selection April Trowbridge (league best 13 goals, which was tied for 13th in the nation at the end of the regular season) as she led an offense that finished 30th in the nation with 2.10 goals per game.


Before NSU, Jobe spent the past seven seasons on the Dallas Baptist staff, the last two as associate head coach after three seasons as the top assistant and two as a graduate assistant.


The NCAA Division II Patriots have been a Top 25 program in each of those seven seasons, qualifying for six D-II NCAA Tournaments with a 108-35-11 mark in that span.


DBU won the Heartland Conference regular season and tournament titles in 2017, advancing to the Division II NCAA Tournament and finishing with a 15-4-2 record.


The Patriots appeared in the regional championship (Sweet 16) twice, winning the title and advancing to the national quarterfinals in 2015.


Jess helped guide the Patriots to four conference regular season titles (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017) and four league tournament titles (2011, 2015, 2016, 2017).


Five Patriots have achieved D-II All-American status with 12 regional selections and 55 all-conference picks in Jobe’s seven seasons.


Jess has one season of Division I experience as the North Texas goalkeeper coach in 2010. The Mean Green allowed just 17 goals in 21 matches, posting a .78 goals against average and nine shutouts. UNT went 12-7-1 and 7-3-1 in the Sun Belt Conference.


He’s been involved with the North Texas State Olympic Development Program (2010-14), the U.S. Soccer Olympic Development Program (2012-15) and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (2016 to present).


His coaching licenses include an Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma (2015), an Advanced National Coaching Diploma (2014) and a USSF Level ‘D’ Coaching License (2009).


Jess has also been involved in soccer camps around the state, including being an integral assistant at the University of Texas soccer camps under coach Angela Kelly.


After finishing his playing career at Fontbonne University, he served as a student assistant coach and recruiter in 2009.


Jess started his playing career at Georgia Southern as a goalkeeper before transferring to NCAA Division III member Fontbonne.


At Fontbonne, he was a three-time, all-conference performer -- twice as a goalkeeper and once as a midfielder.


Jess completed his master of education in kinesiology from Dallas Baptist (2014) and his bachelor of science in sports management at Fontbonne (2009).


The Denton, Texas, native was married to Anna in December of 2016, and they have two doberman pinschers Cal and Dirk.

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Steffen Gawor

Steffen Gawor enters his second season as graduate assistant with the NSU soccer program.


The Lady Demons made their second postseason appearance in three seasons after not making the tournament since 2008.


NSU’s 10 wins is its second double-digit victory total since 2011.


Gawor worked with a midfield group that produced 12 goals and eight assists on an offense that ranked 30th nationally with 2.10 goals per game.


He also had recruiting and facilities’ management duties.


The German native was a student manager with the Baylor women’s soccer team from 2015-18, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in sports ministry from Baylor’s George W. Truett Thelogical Seminary in 2018.


The Lady Bears won the Big 12 Tournament and advanced to the NCAA’s Elite 8 in 2017.


Gawor helped with organizational preparation for game days, supporting the director of operations, supporting the nutrition staff and aiding with scouting reports among other duties.


Gawor interned with organizations such as Ambassadors Football, Chicago Eagles and Bridges FC.


He’s worked soccer clinics around the world, from the United States (Ohio, Washington, Oregon Illinois and Texas), to Europe (Germany, Northern Ireland, England and Czech Republic) to Asia (India).

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