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SOCCER -- Loucks to lead WCHS teams

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Jeff Loucks

Former Cumberland head coach
Jeff Loucks, former coach at Lebanon High and Cumberland University, will head the soccer program at Wilson Central High school.

According to athletic director / assistant principal Chip Bevis, Loucks will join the WCHS faculty as a chemistry teacher and will coach the girls team in the fall and the boys team in the spring.

"Jeff has an extensive soccer background, at the club, high school and collegiate level," Bevis said.

"I'm happy for our kids that we can bring in a man of his experience to lead our program."

Loucks served six seasons at CU, coaching both the men's and women's programs for three years.

His teams went 35-53-7 with the men's team and coached seven first team all-conference selections and nine second team all-league honorees. Forty-eight players were named Conference Scholar-Athletes.

In three seasons with the women's team, Loucks posted an 11-27-3 record.

Prior to his time at Cumberland, Loucks worked at Lebanon High where he coached both the boys' and girls' soccer teams.

He served as the head coach of the boys' team for five years and the girls' team for one season. Loucks was also an assistant coach for three seasons at LHS and one year at Mt. Juliet.

He served as the head coach of a club soccer team in Lebanon for five years as well, with the team earning three state runner-up finishes.

The 2006 inductee into the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame in Wellsboro, Pa. earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Cumberland, where he was a member of the university's first varsity soccer team.

Loucks, a devoted fan of the New York Yankees, was the starting goalkeeper and co-captain his last two seasons at CU.

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