Jason Kubbins, the winningest coach in school history, has been in control of the Ursuline soccer program since the fall of 2006. With his recruiting efforts and established style of play integrated into the program, Ursuline won a school record 15 matches and the program’s first Great Midwest Athletic Conference championship in 2014.
Kubbins was inducted into the Ursuline College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016 for his career accomplishments thus far.
The Arrows have gone 81-42-7 since the start of the 2009 season, the year his first recruiting class led the team as seniors. Prior to his arrival, the team was just 24-57-4 (.306) all-time.
In each of the last four seasons, his club advanced all the way to the conference final. In 2011, third-seeded Ursuline played for the Ohio Independent Championship and the following year, the Arrows made it all the way to the first-ever Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Championship match.
In 2013, UC was seeded fourth and knocked off regular season champion Cedarville University in the conference semifinals before losing the title match to Davis & Elkins College in overtime. In 2014, the Arrows went 8-2 in conference play during the regular season to win the title outright and then defeated Trevecca Univeristy by a score of 2-1 in the title bout. The 2014 team ranked seventh in the country in scoring offense (2.79 goals per game) and 20th in goals against average (0.59).
His peers have taken notice of his success in Pepper Pike. He split the 2014 G-MAC Coach of the Year award with Trevecca’s Mark Foster. Prior to that, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) named Kubbins the runner-up NCAA Division II Ohio Coach of the Year in 2011.
That same year, his student-athletes cleaned up the postseason awards, including four NCAA Division II All-Ohio honorees. The Arrows put the maximum six players on the All-OIC team, including three first team selections.
In 2012, four Arrows earned G-MAC all-conference honors while Anna Feitl and Alix Shanks were each named to the All-Ohio squad. Six players earned all-conference honors in 2013.
Ursuline cleaned up awards in 2014. Vanessa Consiglio was selected as the recipient of the Academic All-America® of the Year award for Division II women's soccer and was also named the G-MAC’s Offensive Player of the Year. Daktronics Inc. named Consiglio, Cassie Cripe, Brittany Prato and Paige Rowan to its all-region second team and that quartet earned first team all-conference honors alongside Feitl and goalkeeper Helen Jazzar. Six of his players earned All-Ohio honors in 2014.
Before Kubbins took over, Ursuline never had a Freshman of the Year in the conference (two since) or a first team all-conference performer.
Kubbins played collegiate soccer at Walsh University and was the team's starting goalkeeper for three seasons. While a Cavalier, Kubbins earned first team All-Ohio and second team All-American Mideast Conference honors his junior year. During his senior year, he achieved honorable mention All-American Mideast Conference status. Kubbins led a Walsh defense that was consistently among the top-20 in goals against average in the NAIA.
He began coaching with the Canton Soccer Club in 1996. In 2001, Kubbins kicked off his college coaching career as a men’s assistant at Notre Dame College. In 2002, he moved to Walsh University where he assisted the men's team before transitioning to North Canton Hoover High School to serve as a varsity girl's assistant in 2003.
Kubbins made the switch to women’s collegiate soccer in 2005 when he became an assistant coach at his alma mater. He helped guide the Cavaliers to an 11-6-2 record along with their first playoff appearance in five years.
His other coaching experience includes Great Britain Buckeye soccer camps, the Green Soccer Association, Soccer Plus Goalkeeper Schools and goalkeeping instruction for the Ohio North Youth Soccer Association. Currently, Kubbins is a staff coach and goalkeeping instructor for the Akron Metro Futbol Club and Internationals Soccer Club.
Kubbins graduated from Walsh with a degree in history and also earned a Master’s Degree from Walsh in education. He holds the NSCAA National Diploma, Advanced National Diploma, Premier Diploma, National (Level III) Goalkeeping Diploma and the USSF National 'C' Coaching License.
He resides in Norton, Ohio with his wife, Amy, and twin boys.