Former Terrapin standout Jake Pace is in his first season as assistant coach after serving as director of soccer operations for the previous four seasons.
As director of operations, Pace manages the Terps' budget, fundraising, travel logistics and team events. During his time as director of ops, Maryland has won two Big Ten Regular Season titles and three Big Ten Tournament titles. Between 2012 and 2016 as a player and staff member, Pace played a role in five consecutive conference tournament championship squads (ACC and Big Ten).
After seeing action as a reserve defender as a freshman, Pace moved up top to the striker position where he shined in his final three seasons at Maryland. He finished his career with 13 goals, including a career-high six as a captain his senior year. Pace played an important role in back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference championships in 2012 and 2013 and helped guide the Terps to the College Cup in each of his last two seasons at Maryland.
"I am very excited to add Jake to our staff," Cirovski said. "Jake is one of the hardest working players I’ve ever coached and he possesses all the characteristics we desire in our program. As a fourth generation Terp, Jake is extremely committed to the University of Maryland and we are thrilled to keep him in College Park.”
Pace won a pair of state championships with River Hill High School as a two-time Baltimore Sun First Team All-Met selection prior to his arrival to College Park. He earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Maryland.