Former Miner standout Jo Radcliffe will be in her second year as an assistant coach for the squad in 2011. She starred for the Miners from 2007-09, and served as a student assistant following the conclusion of her career.
Radcliffe was a three-year starter for UTEP, compiling 24 points on 10 goals and four assists. She started 61 of her 62 career games played, and earned 76.3 minutes per game on average. Radcliffe was among the team leaders for assists, goals and points in each of her campaigns, and the Miners forged a combined record of 39-20-4. She was a strong student, as well, twice earning placement on the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.
Her best season for the Orange and Blue was also her last, with the native of Phoenix, Ariz., garnering placement on the All C-USA third team in fall 2009. She used her ball-winning ability and marking skills to limit the opposition to a 1.30 GAA and only 5.3 shots on goal per game. The defensive-minded midfielder was also a factor offensively, with four goals and an assist.
Radcliffe first came to the Sun City in 2007, and she made an immediate impact. She started 21 of 22 contests, contributing four goals and a helper while helping propel UTEP into the semifinals of the C-USA Tournament. Two of her strikes on the year served as match winners.
She earned a spot in the starting 11 all 21 matches of her junior season, and finished with six points (two goals, two assists). Radcliffe logged the second-most minutes (1737-82.7) of any player of the squad, and her play was instrumental in the team finishing with a mark of 13-7-1 for the second straight year.
Radcliffe started her collegiate career at Paradise Valley Community College, garnering NJCAA All-American honors after scoring 13 goals and registering nine assists for 35 points. The effort set school standards in each of the categories, and the squad concluded the campaign with a program-best 14-3-2 record. PVCC won the ACCAC title and earned a No. 12 national ranking, in addition to securing runner-up honors at the Region I tournament.
Prior to her time at PVCC, Radcliffe was a two-time first team all-state honoree for Glendale Ironwood High School.
Radcliffe graduated from UTEP with a bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary studies in May 2010. She is married to UTEP assistant director of speed, strength and conditioning, Jordan Johnson.