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Head Coach Jake Slemker


Slemker_Jake_153Jake Slemker was named head coach of the Wright State men's soccer program in July of 2018 after being involved as a player, assistant coach, and associate head coach for the Raiders.


During his time on the WSU staff, the Raiders have risen to new levels of excellence, advancing to four Horizon League finals, posting four double digit winning seasons and recruiting two national Top 40 classes.


Slemker joined the Wright State staff in March 2010 after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Scottsdale (AZ) Community College. While at SCC, that program hit new heights with most wins (12) in school history in 2009 when they defeated defending national champions Yavapai. SCC also made their first Play-Off appearance ever in 2008.


A native of Englewood, Ohio, Slemker played for the Raiders from 2003 to 2006 and was a four-year starter in the backfield. Following his WSU career, Slemker played professionally with the Dayton Dutch Lions, Arizona Sahuraos, Cincinnati Kings, Albany Admirals, and Cleveland Internationals.


Slemker graduated from Wright State in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and earned a master's degree in applied behavioral science in 2012.


Assistant Coach Alex Van der Sluijs



Alex Van der Sluijs joined the Wright State men's soccer coaching staff in April 2022.


Van der Sluijs joined the Raiders after a four-season stint as the head men's soccer coach at Wilmington College, while he also spent seven years at Defiance College, including serving as the school's head men's and women's soccer coach.

At Wilmington College, Van der Sluijs guided the Fightin' Quakers to four consecutive winning seasons and was named the 2021 OAC Coach of the Year after leading the team to 12 wins, its most victories in a season in 15 campaigns. Under his tutelage, Wilmington earned 19 All-OAC awards, including garnering the OAC Forward and Defender of the Year honors in 2021. Additionally, forward Yusef Muqtadir garnered First Team All-OAC recognition and earned Third Team CoSIDA Academic All-American honors. During his time at Defiance, Van der Sluijs guided the men's program to its first winning season in 11 years, and its most-ever conference wins, in the 2013 campaign. On the women's side, Van der Sluijs led Defiance to the program's first-ever winning season in 2012. He currently still has the second-most wins in both Defiance men's and women's program history.

Van der Sluijs returned to Wilmington College following three years at Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton, where he served as head boys' soccer coach and led the Eagles to three consecutive winning seasons. A 2007 graduate of Wilmington, Van der Sluijs was a three-time First Team All-OAC selection as a player and was named OAC Forward of the Year on two occasions. He was a key offensive figure on a team that won Wilmington College's most recent OAC regular season title in 2004.

Van der Sluijs resides in Beavercreek with his wife, Paige, son, Yori and daughter, Annika.