Jamie Franks Joins Men's Soccer as Volunteer Assistant Coach

March 8, 2011

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Former Wake Forest men's soccer player Jamie Franks has joined the soccer staff as a volunteer assistant coach, head coach Jay Vidovich announced Tuesday. Franks will fill the position left by former volunteer assistant Travis Myernick, who recently accepted an assistant coaching job at Rider University.

"We are very excited to welcome Jamie back to Wake Forest," said Vidovich. "The experience that he brings both from playing professionally and as an integral part of our recent College Cup teams will make him a valuable addition to our staff."

Franks will step in as volunteer assistant coach of the Deacs after most recently playing with the Rochester Rhinos in the USSF Division 2 Professional League.

He played for the Demon Deacons from 2005-08 and ranks fifth in Wake Forest history with 95 appearances in his four-year career, where he totaled seven goals, 20 assists and 34 points and was a member of three College Cup teams, including the 2007 National Championship team. After leaving Wake, Franks was selected by Chivas USA in the fourth round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.

Franks graduated from Wake Forest in 2009 with a degree in communication.



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