Jennifer Scanlon

Professor of Physical Education and Women's Soccer Coach
  • Expertise


    Jennifer Scanlon has been the head coach of the Pomona-Pitzer women's soccer team since 2003. During her tenure, she has been honored as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Coach of the Year, and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) West Region Coach of the Year. She guided the Sagehens to a SCIAC championship and to the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2005, while her 2004 team had the second-best won-loss improvement in the nation. 

    Off the field, her Pomona-Pitzer teams have ranked in the top three in the nation in team grade point average four times (with a combined 3.55 or better), including three second-place rankings.

    Scanlon holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “B” license and has experience coaching competitive club soccer and in the Olympic Development Program. She is a member of both the NSCAA and the USSF, and has served on the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer committee, including acting as the chair of the West Region and Great Lakes Regions.

    Research Interests

    • Girls and women in sports
    • Speed and Agility Training
    • Strength and Conditioning

    Areas of Expertise


    • Division III Women’s Soccer
  • Education


    Master of Science
    University of New Hampshire

    Bachelor of Arts
    Macalester College

    Professional Experience

    Scanlon came to Pomona-Pitzer after serving as head coach at Kenyon College for three and a half years. As an undergraduate at Macalester College, she was a three-time All-American and two-time conference player of the year for the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Scanlon served as an assistant coach at her alma mater between 1996 and1998 and a graduate assistant at the University of New Hampshire from 1998 to 2000.

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Archery Beginning
    • Intercollegiate Athletics
    • Physical Education Activity
    • Playground Games
    • Varsity Team: Women's Soccer