Jim Wade has been coaching youth soccer, as well as college soccer for over 20 years. Originally from Northampton, MA Jim spent years as the Director of Youth Development for Northampton Soccer Club in the mid-90’s. After moving to Maine, Jim became Assistant Coaching Director for Coastal Soccer Club based in Brunswick. When Coastal Soccer Club merged with Seacoast United, Jim continued as Boys’ Coaching Director.
Jim became Assistant Men’s Coach at Bates College from 2000-2004, then Assistant Men’s Coach at Colby College from 2005-2011. He was the coach of the Boys’ Brunswick Jr. High team from 2000-05 and is now back as Boys’ Director for both their 7th and 8th grade teams.
Jim was on the Regional Staff for ODP for 5 years, working both at Rider College in New Jersey and call-back camps at Bowdoin College, Kutztown University, and Penn State.
A long time head coach also at Team Prep in Casco, ME, Wade has coached numerous high school boys and girls teams including Northfield Mt. Hermon, Taft School, Governor’s Academy, St. Paul’s, Pingree, Loomis, and more.
Jim holds two "A" licenses: The NSCAA Premier License and the KNVB (Dutch Royal Coaching Association) Advanced National. Coach Wade has taken a total of 5 premier teams to the Region I Championships, holding a record 15 state championship titles in Maine. Jim currently coaches the U12 girls Premier Team & U18 Boys Premier Team for Seacoast United Mariners.