staff

Brian Pensky | Head Coach

Brian Pensky completed his seventh season at the helm of the Tennessee soccer program in 2018.

Pensky’s Vols ascended to new heights this past season, reaching the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in program history. Tennessee finished 16-3-3 overall in 2018, good for the program’s highest winning percentage (.795) and fewest losses (3) in a single season. UT earned consensus top-10 status following the historic campaign, rounding out the year with a No. 6 ranking from TopDrawerSoccer.com, No. 7 from the United Soccer Coaches and No. 8 in the NCAA RPI.

Tennessee's stout defensive unit limited opponents to a program-best 15 goals on the season, while the Vols' 12 shutouts tied a Tennessee record that has stood since 2003. UT netted 44 goals on the offensive end, marking the first time Tennessee scored 40-plus goals in back-to-back seasons since 2002-03.

JOE KIRT | ASSISTANT Coach

The longest tenured coach on the UT soccer staff, Joe Kirt completed his 12th season at Tennessee and seventh as an assistant coach under head coach Brian Pensky in 2018. Kirt's primary duties include training goalkeepers and implementing defensive strategy, as well as coordinating travel, recruiting and soccer camps.

Tennessee’s defensive unit saw one of the program’s most successful seasons in 2018 as the Vols made their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals. UT limited opponents to a program-best 15 goals on the season, while the Vols' 12 shutouts tied a Tennessee record that has stood since 2003.

JONATHAN MORGAN | ASSISTANT Coach

Jonathan Morgan completed his third season as an assistant coach with the Tennessee soccer program in 2018. The Dover, Del. native arrived on Rocky Top in January of 2016 following a nine-year stint at the University of Maryland.

Morgan helped the Vols to a banner season in 2018, as UT reached its first-ever NCAA Quarterfinal appearance behind a 16-3-3 overall record. Tennessee’s .795 winning percentage was the highest in program history, while its three losses were the fewest in program history. The Vols earned consensus top-10 status following the historic campaign, rounding out the year with a No. 6 ranking from TopDrawerSoccer.com, No. 7 from the United Soccer Coaches and No. 8 in the NCAA RPI.

EMILY JACOBSSEN | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Emily Jacobssen joined the Tennessee soccer program as its director of soccer operations in August of 2014.

As UT's director of soccer operations, Jacobssen helps plan and coordinate the team's travel and meals, oversees the team managers and assists with various day-to-day responsibilities that contribute to Tennessee's status as one of the nation's top soccer programs.

Jacobssen, who graduated from The University of Tennessee with a degree in history in 2010, joined the UT soccer staff after working for the Diocese of Knoxville for a year and a half as an associate in health services and stewardship. She earned her master's degree in Sport Management from UT in May of 2018.

MARTY BAKER | VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT Coach

Marty Baker completed his second season on the Tennessee Soccer staff as a volunteer assistant coach in the fall of 2018. A Knoxville native, Baker assists Joe Kirt with goalkeeper coaching duties and provides assistance with opponent scouting reports.

Baker helped guide the Vols to the program’s first-ever NCAA Quarterfinal appearance in 2018, as UT finished the season 16-3-3 overall. Tennessee’s stout defensive unit limited opponents to a program-best 15 goals allowed, while the Vols’ 12 shutouts tied a Tennessee record that has stood since 2003.

Baker joined UT's staff in the spring of 2017 as a graduate manager before being elevated to volunteer assistant in the fall. He helped coach the Vols to a 15-4-2 record as UT made its first NCAA Tournament since 2012.

All of Tennessee Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).

Note: The University may postpone or cancel this event due to circumstances or conditions beyond its control, such as, but not limited to, natural disasters, acts or war, acts of God, or public health emergencies. Neither party shall be liable for damages for delay or default if such delay or default is caused by circumstances or conditions beyond its control, such as, but not limited to, natural disasters, acts of war, acts of God, or health emergencies. The Parties will consult with other to determine if the event can be rescheduled. -- It is not permissible for boosters to provide expenses for individuals to attend any of the Tennessee Sports Camps. Expenses include but are not limited to, lodging meals, transportation, and/or camp tuition.