Boys Soccer Program
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 program is led by Program Director and Head Coach Tim Broderick who is entering his sixth season leading the Eagles. The soccer teams practice on the River Field and Knight Field and play games on Pajcic-Hunt Field. The Boys Soccer Program consistently sends athletes to compete at the college level with 30 former players going on to play collegiately.
Girls Soccer Program
The Episcopal Girls Soccer Program is under the leadership of Program Director and Head Coach Kate Bowles. The program has a Middle School team, a co-ed Middle School team, a Junior Varsity team, and a Varsity team. The soccer teams practice on the River Field and Knight Field and play games on Pajcic-Hunt Field. The Varsity Girls team has advanced to Regional play in each of the last six years.
About the Coaches
Kate Bowles currently serves as the head girls soccer coach. Coach Bowles was the co-coach of the The Bolles Schools’ girls' junior varsity soccer team in 2005 and the girls' varsity assistant coach since 2006. During that same time period, Coach Bowles served as a head coach at Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club for a variety of age groups. As a collegiate student-athlete, Coach Bowles participated in two Division I programs. A four-year starter at 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 currently shares the individual record for most games played in a season (20). She was also an All-Conference USA candidate. In addition to her successes on the field, she also experienced success in the classroom, as evidenced by her being recognized as a member of the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She earned her degree in business administration with an emphasis in management from USM in 2002. 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 two seasons with the Jacksonville Jade, a women’s semi-pro team. Coach Bowles currently teaches at Wilkinson Junior High School and has been a teacher in the Clay County School System since 2005. In addition to teaching, she is currently the head coach for Jacksonville Youth Soccer Under-18 Premier girls’ team, co-coach for the Under-17 Elite girls’ team, and assistant coach for the Under-15 Elite girls’ team.
Tim Broderick has been coaching for 21 years, eight of which have been at Episcopal. He has been the Boy's 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 while playing for the Saints he 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 EISL (Easter Indoor Soccer League) in the United States 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 (8) 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 (www.theagbfoundation.com) in honor of their daughter, Allie, who passed away at the age of one (1). Tim and Erin created the foundation to help other families who suffer the lose of a child. Coach Broderick and his wife both graduated from JU together in 2004 and enjoy raising their 3 children (Evan 8, Alex 6, and Emily 6 months).