UNLV Hires Assistant Coach
Aug. 15, 2007
LAS VEGAS - Jennifer Klein has been named assistant women's soccer coach at UNLV, head coach Katherine Mertz announced on Wednesday. Klein takes over for Michael Needham, who left UNLV last month for an assistant coaching position at George Mason.
"I'm very excited to have Jennifer join our staff here at UNLV," said Mertz. "She is a bright young coach and will bring lots of energy to our staff. Jennifer has a very good soccer mind and will be able to provide good insight on and off the field. The players along with the coaching staff are looking forward to working with her."
Klein comes to UNLV from Arizona, where she was a volunteer assistant coach for the school after completing a stellar four-year career for the Wildcats from 2002-05. As an assistant, Klein helped in the running of team and individual training, as well as administrative duties for the squad. She also assisted in recruiting and team camps as well. A member of the Region IV ODP staff, Klein served as head coach of the '94 Girls team, which won the 2007 Gothia Cup, and she has also been a coach for the Arizona Rush Soccer Club.
As a player at Arizona, she was a team captain her final two seasons, while helping the squad to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2005 and to its first Pac-10 Championship the previous year. She appeared in 78 games in her career, with 60 starts as a midfielder and outside back. Klein was also a member of the Arizona Heatwave in the W-League from 2003-05.
Klein received her bachelor of science degree in science from Arizona in May of 2006.