Jason Palkovic enters his 12th season as an Assistant/Goalkeeping Coach for Herkimer in 2016. He began as assistant coach for the Generals in 2004. He has helped lead the Generals to five National Championships (2005, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013). Palkovic holds a State Goalkeeping & Advanced Regional Diplomas from the NSCAA.
Known as JP, Palkovic was a standout at Palmyra Area High School, near Hershey, PA, where he held the high school's record for total points in a season. During his time at Palmyra Area High School he received numerous accolades. He was named to the Patriot News Big 11, Lebanon Daily News 1st team, MVP, 1st team Mid-Penn All-Star, Central Penn All-Star and led his team in goals & assists his senior year.
He played soccer in the Greater Pittsburgh Outdoor Premier League, where he won the golden boot for top goal scorer, for two years before moving on to coach the Rome Free Academy varsity girls soccer team (1999 and 2000) and the Westmoreland-Oriskany boys varsity soccer team (2001). He also helped in the forming of the local soccer club the Rising Stars. With the Rising Stars he was Director of Coach & Player Development.
Palkovic holds an A.A.S. degree from Herkimer College, and in addition to his coaching duties he is employed full-time as a Technical Assistant in the Athletic Department.