In his first two seasons as the head coach of the Baldwin Wallace University women's soccer program, Jim Wotjkun's team has produced a winning record and increased the seasonal winning streak to eight straight. He enters his third season as coach in 2019-2020. Wojtkun was elevated to the top job in June of 2017 after spending 11 seasons as a part of the Yellow Jacket coaching staff.
Wojtkun's first two teams produced an 11-8-1 and 11-7-1 overall marks and advanced to the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament. In 2017, he had three student-athletes named to the All-OAC team, including the OAC Women's Soccer Forward of the Year, eight named as Academic All-OAC selections,; one All-Great Lakes Region choice, and one CoSIDA/ Google Cloud Division III Academic All-America student-athlete. The 2018 team had a program-record 10 student-athletes named Academic All-OAC with many other awards yet to be announced.
"We set the tone for the future of this program," said Wojtkun. "Although we graduate three outstanding senior ladies who had great careers and were outstanding leaders and student-athletes, we return a nucleus of talented and determined student-athletes for next season. Our job, as a coaching staff, will be to go out and recruit additional talent. We look forward to continuing that challenge this winter, spring and summer."
Wojtkun was no stranger to the BW soccer programs. He served as the associate head coach, goalkeeper coach and recruiting coordinator for the women’s program for 11 seasons prior to replacing current Men's Head Coach Reid Ayers, who served as both the men’s and women’s coach for 14 seasons. Ayers now handles the men's program and Wojtkun the women's squad.
At BW, Wojtkun recruited the program’s first All-American and CoSIDA/ Google Cloud Div. III Academic All-American. He also recruited and retained more Academic All-OAC and Academic All-Great Lakes Region student-athletes than any other school in the OAC.
Prior to BW, Wojtkun served as an assistant varsity girls coach at Bay Village High School from 2003-05. He served as the primary trainer and head goalkeeper coach for the 2003 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Division II State Championship team and the 2004 the OHSAA regional finals team. Wojtkun served as an assistant varsity girls coach and goalkeeper coach at Holy Name High School in 2002. He also served as a volunteer goalkeeper coach at NCAA Division II Notre Dame College for one season.
Wojtkun has been a coach at both the club and Olympic Development Program (ODP) level. He previously served as Regional Director at the GK1 Goalkeeper Academy and as the Head Coach of the Pennine Soccer Club. He previously served as the Director of Operations and Age Group Coach for the Cleveland Cobra Soccer Club from 1994-2012 and as the Age Group Coach and Goalkeeper Trainer for the ODP from 2007-16.
Wojtkun earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications arts from the University of Dayton and received a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Xavier University.
He holds his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National “C” license as well as a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Goalkeeper Level 1 Certification and a NSCAA National Diploma.
Wojtkun and his wife, Sue, reside in North Olmsted. The couple’s daughter, Allie, is a 2009 graduate of the University and a 2008 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Academic All-American.