Rhein has served as an assistant coach the past five seasons
Jim Rhein is in his eighth season with the women’s soccer program at The University of Tulsa. He was promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2013. During his tenure, the Hurricane has compiled a 67-56-20 mark.
Last year, TU tallied an 11-8-2 overall record and a 4-4-1 mark in American Athletic Conference play, marking the fourth-straight year for the Hurricane to post double-digit wins and a winning record. Rachel Thun was named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women’s All-Northeast Region second team, picked up American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year honors, and was tabbed to both the all-conference and all-Rookie teams. Two others were tabbed to the all-Rookie team, while a TU player was named the league’s Player of the Week five times.
Tulsa recorded an 11-6-4 overall mark and a 4-3-3 record in league play during the 2013 season, marking the third-straight year for the Hurricane to post double-digit wins, a winning record and advance to the Conference USA tournament. TU posted 12 shutouts, a new school record, including five-straight to tie the previous best set in 2011. Jordan O’Brien was named to the All-C-USA second team and NSCAA All-Central Region team, while Lana Bermel picked up All-Freshman team accolades.
TU posted a 12-6-4 overall record and a 6-3-2 mark in Conference USA in 2012. Tulsa advanced to the C-USA Championship match, three players were named to the All-C-USA teams, three were selected to the league’s all-tournament team and one was named to the all-freshman team.
In 2011, Rhein helped the Golden Hurricane register a 10-8-3 overall record and a 4-5-2 mark in Conference USA, marking the first time since 2000 that TU posted double-digit wins and had a winning record. Tulsa also advanced to the C-USA Championship for just the second time since joining the league in 2005. TU scored 29 goals, posted 11 shutouts, including five-straight, to set a new school record for both shutouts in a season and consecutive shutouts, and had three players named to the All-Conference USA teams.
TU posted an 8-9-2 overall record and pick up three wins in Conference USA play in 2010. Freshman midfielder Jordan O’Brien was tabbed as the C-USA Freshman of the Year, while both Claire Nicholson and O’Brien were selected to the All-Freshman Team and earned All-C-USA honors.
In 2009, Tulsa concluded the season with a 7-10-2 overall record, including five shutout victories, and a 4-7 mark in C-USA. Four players earned all-C-USA accolades, the first for Tulsa since joining the league in 2005.
In his first season, Rhein helped Tulsa post an 8-9-3 record and 41 goals in 2008, nearly tripling the win total and scoring almost six times as many goals as the 2007 edition. The Golden Hurricane recorded seven shutouts on the year, and 17 student-athletes scored goals, including 11 players with multiple goals.
Rhein, 41, came to Tulsa from Bixby High School where he compiled a career 131-53-2 coaching record in 13 years as the Spartans’ head girls coach. He coached 21 players to all-state accolades and guided the team to the state tournament in each of his 13 seasons. His teams advanced to the state quarterfinals six times and the state semifinals in 2002 and 2007. Rhein also coached the Spartans to 11 district championships and two runner-up performances.
On the Club level, Rhein served as the Technical Assistant to the Director of Coaching for the Hurricane Futball Club. Rhein helped the HFC ’84 record 15 tournament titles, including the state championship in 2002, while that team also earned a No. 6 national ranking in July 2002 by NationalSoccerRanking.com. Rhein has also worked with the HFC ’88 boys and girls teams, as well as the HFC ’94 girls team.
Rhein was a four-year letterwinner at Northeastern State, where he received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and social studies in 1993.
He and his wife, Amy, have two children; Ali and Eli.
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