James Cottage enters his second season as the head coach of the Bethel men's soccer program.
Cottage graduated from Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Oklahoma, in 2012, with a degree in sport management, and immediately took a position as an assistant soccer coach there.
He became head coach for the men's soccer program at SCU in 2014, serving for two seasons. In 2016, the Eagles won the National Christian College Athletic Association national tournament and Cottage was named NCCAA Coach of the Year.
In 2017, Cottage moved to a Division II program at California State University, Monterey Bay, where he served for one season before returning to Oklahoma, where he was a volunteer assistant coach for the University of Oklahoma women's soccer.
Cottage also has 10 years of experience coaching high school and club soccer.