John Cossaboon
John Cossaboon
Title: Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Phone: 479-979-1210

John Cossaboon enters his first season as assistant men's coach. Cossaboon served as the head coach from 2009-2013.

At Ozarks

  • Enters first season as the assistant coach.

Head Coaching Experience

  • University of the Ozarks (2009-2013)
  • UC Santa Barbara (1995-1997)
  • Southern Methodist University (2002-2006) 
  • University of San Diego (1999-2002)  
  • Cal State Hayward (1991)
  • Japan's women's professional league (1993-1995)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Guided 2009 and 2013 University of the Ozarks teams to the playoffs (men)
  • Earned Conference USA Coach of the Year twice (women)
  • Guided SMU to a pair of conference titles (women)
  • Helped SMU to a 17-5-1 overall record and a 8-1-0 mark in Conference USA (women)
  • In 2006, led SMU to the College Cup, advancing to the second round (women)
  • Led SMU to a No. 24 ranking in the final poll (women)  
  • In his first season at SMU, recorded a 17-3-2 mark, finished 22nd in the nation and won the Western Athletic Conference (women) 
  • Guided University of San Diego to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (women)
  • Compiled an overall record of 73-43-6 and West Coast Conference mark was 25-15-2 at University of San Diego (women)

Assistant Coaching Experience

  • Paris Junior College (Texas)
  • Gonzaga University (2007-2008)
  • Santa Clara University (1992-1993)
  • Duke (1978-82)
  • North Carolina (1977)

Additional Experience

  • Director of Coaching for the North Texas State Soccer Association from 1982-90
  • National Staff Coach for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America
  • National Staff Coach for the USSF

Collegiate Playing Career

  • Cortland 

Collegiate Playing Accomplishments

  • All-Conference

Coaching License

  • NSCAA "A" License


  • Bachelor's degree from State University of New York-Cortland
  • Master's degree from the University of North Carolina 


  • Rochester, New York