About Coach Sweeney

About Coach Jacob Sweeney

Back Ground

Coach Sweeney played his own club soccer in two national hot spots, Irving, Texas with the Saints and Olney, Maryland with the Olney Boys and Girls Club. He played his high school soccer at Sherwood High School in Olney, Maryland and played for several adult club teams while earning a Bachelors Degree from the University of Utah.


Coach Sweeney also has a passion for teaching- a passion he fulfills daily in his full time job as a teacher for Polk County Schools. Off the field, Sweeney regularly volunteers his time with his church where he has served in youth ministry for over 8 years.


Coach Sweeney is married to his wife Jessica, and has two kids.

Coaching Experience and Education

BS in Marketing from the University of Utah

Teaching Certificate form Polk State College

USSF D Coaching license

NSCAA National Coaching Diploma

FYSA Olympic Development Program Staff Coach

National Soccer Coaches Association of America Member (NSCAA)

Florida Athletic Coaches Association Member (FACA)



Assistant Coach Polk State College 2016-Present

FYSA, Olympic Development Program Staff Coach 2015-Present

McKeel Academy Girls Varsity – Lakeland, FL / 2009-Present

Technical Trainer LFC – Lakeland, FL/ 2015 – 2016

Lakeland FC Coach U18 Girls (Comp) – Lakeland, FL 2014-2015

Lakeland FC Academy Girls Head Coach (Comp) – Lakeland, FL 2011-2014

Lakeland FC Assistant Coach Girls U16 (Comp) – Lakeland, FL 2010-2011

Rowdies FC Head Girls Coach U16 (Comp) – Lakeland, FL 2011-2012

Florida Athletic Coaches Association Boys All-Star team coach – West, FL / 2009

McKeel Academy Boys Varsity – Lakeland, FL / 2008-2009

Lakeland FC (Rec) U18 Girls – Lakeland, FL / 2008

McKeel Academy Girls JV coach – Lakeland, FL / 2007-2008

Lakeland FC (Rec) U14 Boys – Lakeland, FL / 2007

Centerville Youth Soccer Club (Rec) U8 Girls – Centerville UT / 2001

Olney Boys and Girls Club (Rec) U14 Girls – Olney, MD / 1997

Coaching Achievements

FACA 3A-9 District Coach of the year 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017

Florida 2A State “Sweet 16″ 2016

3A-9 McKeel Academy District Champions 2010, 2016 and 2017

3A McKeel Academy Regional Quarterfinalist 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2015, 2017

District Runners up

Playing Experience

University of Utah: 2003

High School: MD, Sherwood High School 1993 – 1997

Club Playing: Olney, MD, Olney Boys and Girls Club 1986 – 1997, Irving TX, Saints 1983-1986