Jeff Cummings served as NKSA's Director of Coaching from 2006 to 2015. During most of that time, Jeff was also the head coach of the men's and women's teams at Thomas More College. On December 3, 2014 he stepped down as the head men's soccer coach, but will serve as the assistant men's coach and continue as the head women's coach.
Cummings has been heavily involved with soccer at the youth level. Prior to joining NKSA, Jeff was the Director of Coaching at Newark Area Soccer Association and has worked with the Olympic Development Program in Kentucky and the former Westside Soccer Club in Cincinnati. Jeff holds a National Youth Coaching License and a “B” License from the United States Soccer Federation. In addition, he has helped numerous local coaches achieve their licenses. Cummings is a 1999 graduate of Northern Kentucky University.
Cummings guided the Thomas More women’s soccer team to seven Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) regular season titles in the last nine seasons. The 2014 Saints finished ranked #7 in the nation after finishing the season 23-2 and advanced to the "Elite 8" in the NCAA tourney for the first time in school history. In 2013 season No. 13th after posting a 19-2-2 overall record and advanced the sectional semifinals of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship for the first time in program history. The Saints tied or set three school records in 2013 as their 17 shutouts and 14-match winning streak set new school records and their 18-match unbeaten streak tied the school record.
In 2012, he guided the Saints to their second straight and third overall PAC Championship Tournament title and advanced to the program's second straight and third overall NCAA Division III Championship Tournament after posting a 20-2-1 overall record and a perfect 9-0 mark in PAC matches. In 2011, Cummings led the Saints to a 12-5-1 overall record and 7-1-1 PAC regular season record. The Saints also won the PAC Championship Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
During his first tenure at the helm, he helped build the women’s program to national prominence. The only women’s soccer team to reach the National Tournament was comprised of his recruiting classes.