soccer program

Boys Soccer

The Boys Soccer program consists of a Middle School team, a co-ed Middle School team, a Junior Varsity team, and a Varsity team. The Boys Soccer program consistently sends athletes to compete at the college level, with more than 30 players going on to play collegiately.

The program is led by Program Director and Head Coach Tim Broderick who is entering his eighth season leading the Eagles. The soccer teams practice on the River Field and Knight Campus fields and play games on Pajcic-Hunt Field. Soccer is also offered on the St. Mark’s and Beaches Campuses to students as an extracurricular sport.

Girls Soccer

The Girls Soccer program includes a Middle School team, a co-ed Middle School team, a Junior Varsity team, and a Varsity team.The Varsity Girls team has advanced to regional play in each of the last six years. The 2020 team made a run to the state quarterfinals, upsetting the number two and number six seeds along the way. The teams are under the leadership of Program Director and Head Coach Kate Bowles. Soccer is also offered on the St. Mark’s and Beaches Campuses to students as an extracurricular sport.

About the Coaches

Kate Bowles currently serves as the Program Director and Head Girls’ Soccer Coach. Coach Bowles’s prior experience coaching was at The Bolles School and at the Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club for a variety of age groups. She is currently a coach at the Florida Elite Soccer Academy. As a collegiate student-athlete, Coach Bowles participated in two Division I programs. A four-year starter as a defender in college, she began her career at Boise State University before transferring after her freshman year to the University of Southern Mississippi. As a senior defender at Southern Miss, she helped her team set the school record for shutouts in a season (seven), and she currently shares the individual record for most games played in a season (20). She was also an All-Conference USA candidate. Prior to college, Coach Bowles was a two-time All-Conference and All-State performer at Orange Park High School, where she led her team to two state final fours. She also played for two seasons with the Jacksonville Jade, a women’s semi-pro team. 

Tim Broderick has been coaching for 21 years, eight of which have been at Episcopal. He has been the Boys Soccer Program Director and Varsity Head Coach his entire time at ESJ. Before coaching at Episcopal, he was an assistant coach at Jacksonville University and has coached multiple club teams at Armada FC Youth Academy over the years. He played collegiately at Flagler College and was a two-time team captain. He forewent his senior year to play professionally. Coach Broderick played one year of professional indoor soccer in the Eastern Indoor Soccer League as well as three years with the Jacksonville Cyclones and Hampton Road Mariners in the A-League (2nd Division US). He also trained with 3rd Division side Frejus - St. Raphael (France) for an extended period of time and participated in eight Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Tournaments domestically with multiple teams. Coach Broderick and his wife, Erin Broderick, created and operate the Allison Gray Broderick Foundation in honor of their daughter, Allie, who passed away at the age of one. Coach Broderick and his wife both graduated from Jacksonville University in 2004 and enjoy raising their three children Evan, Alex, and Emily.