Simpson University Welcomes New Men’s Soccer Coach

For Immediate Release


Jared RustREDDING, Calif. - Simpson University is pleased to announce the hiring of Jared Rust as men’s head soccer coach.

Rust comes to Simpson from Willamette University in Salem, Ore., where he served as first assistant men’s soccer coach for three seasons, working with many 1st Team All-Conference players. Prior to that, he was a men’s soccer assistant coach at Corban University in Salem, where he also played soccer in 2008-09.

His collegiate soccer career began at Simpson University, where he played two seasons in 2006-07 before transferring to Corban.

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to give back to a program that was able to give me so much my first two years of college as a player,” Rust said. “I look forward to bringing new students to the university to experience a Christ-centered atmosphere on the playing field and in the classroom.”

Derrick Pringle, Jr., Simpson’s assistant athletic director, said Rust is a great fit for the program.

“He knows Simpson University, and he brings a wealth of NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) coaching experience to the soccer program,” he said.

Rust said he loves the Redding area and is looking forward to the upcoming season.

“I plan to bring a style of play and mentality that will give our players the ability to be conference contenders on a yearly basis and grow stronger and closer as a team," he said.


Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s athletic department offers intercollegiate programs in men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, cross-country, and golf; women’s volleyball and softball; and men’s baseball and wrestling. For more information about Simpson University athletics, please visit


Contact: SU Public Relations