Jonathan Harvey joined the Georgia soccer staff in February 2011 as a volunteer coach and works primarily with the goalkeepers. He helped All-SEC and All-Region keeper Ashley Baker finish her career in the Bulldog record books in nearly every category, going on to sign a professional contract in England and earn a call-up to the Senior National Team's camp following her time at Georgia and with Harvey.
Harvey returns home to Athens after five successful seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at NCAA Division II North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Ga. Harvey helped the Lady Saints to a 48-34-8 record in his five seasons, a stint that culminated in 2010 with the program's first ever NSCAA Top-25 ranking and finish as the Peachbelt Conference Tournament runner-up.
As the assistant at North Georgia, Harvey was instrumental in lowering the Saints' goals-against average from 1.79 in 2005 to 1.03 in 2010, a program-best. While at NGCSU, Harvey recruited and trained 13 PBC All-Conference performers, five NSCAA All-Southeast Region selections, and one NSCAA All-American and PBC Freshman of the Year. Harvey worked closely with head coach Chris Adams on day-to-day operations, practice planning, fundraising, travel, and recruiting.
Harvey is no stranger to youth soccer in Georgia having served as Georgia ODP Staff Coach for the 92 and 96 Girls teams. Harvey has also trained goalkeepers at United Futbol Academy and Gwinnett Soccer Association over theprevious two years. He is on staff at Last Defense Goalkeeping Academy in Atlanta, which provides specific technical and tactical training for goalkeepers. Harvey has extensive summer camp experience as well having been on staff at Clemson Soccer Camp, Western Carolina Soccer Camp, and the University of Georgia Soccer Camps.
Harvey played his collegiate soccerat Oglethorpe University and also served in the United States Navy from 2000-2005. This stint in the Navy included decorated combat tours in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq, in 2004 and 2005.
Harvey holds the USSF B License, NSCAA Levels I, II, and III Goalkeeping Diplomas.A native of Athens, Ga., Harvey earned his bachelor's degree in political science form North Georgia College and State University. He is married to the former Raegan Yeomans of Jesup, Ga., a graduate of the University of Georgia.