Announcing the New Boys Soccer Coach
Posted on 04/24/2024
St. Thomas Aquinas High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Chung, Esq. as the new Head Coach for boys’ soccer. Chung, who hails from Jackson, NJ, recorded impressive stats during his four years of play at Rutgers University and has been coaching with Ironbound Soccer Club, a New York Red Bulls partner, as a u23 Assistant Coach and separately as Assistant Coach and Capitan with the Ironbound UPSL team, which is the 2023 regional champions. In addition, Jason is coaching FC Neshanic 2011 and 2012 boys, EDP league teams.

“Today continues the onward and upward progression in boys’ soccer here at STA,” expressed Athletics Director Jerry Smith. “Under Jason’s leadership, St. Thomas boys’ soccer student-athletes will have the immense opportunity to benefit from a transformational experience, growing as individuals and players.”

Jason graduated from Rutgers University where he was a member of the Honors College and Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society. As a four-year defensive starter for the winningest group of seniors in Raider history (56-31-6), he helped R-N to three ECAC Metro playoffs and an NCAA D-III tournament. As senior Captain and defensive mainstay for Scarlet Raider team which finished 17-6-1, he helped the team reach the NJAC Championship match for the first time in program history and earned the program’s first NCAA Championship at-large berth, starting in each of the 23 matches in which he appeared and helping the Raider defense limit opponents to just 32 goals.

After Rutgers, Jason went to earn his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. While in law school, Jason served as the school’s first Business Law Fellow, and founded and served as the President of the Business Law Society.  Jason served on the panel at the North Carolina Bar Association’s 3rd Annual Minority Pre-Law Conference. Currently, Jason is a partner with Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet.

“I was very impressed with the boys, school administration and parent involvement to support a program that is poised for success,” said Chung. “I am excited to lead a new era of Trojan Soccer, which will come by building off a culture where student-athletes will invest, compete, and enjoy the Trojan Soccer experience. It’s clear to me that the opportunity for young men who are looking for a great high school and soccer experience can find it here.”

"We wanted a coach who was also a mentor and a teacher of quality and character. We wanted someone who could inspire young men who were great students, great people, and great athletes. And of course, we wanted a coach who could bring us a consistent championship program. “said Harry Ziegler, St. Thomas Aquinas Principal.