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Spalding University Announces New Men’s Soccer Coach

Spalding University Athletic Director Roger Burkman is happy to announce that Adam Boyer becomes the new Men’s Soccer Coach for the Golden Eagles. Boyer comes to Spalding after spending three years as the assistant coach at his alma mater, Centre College.

“As we prepare to officially begin competing as a NCAA D-III institution, we are excited that Adam is joining us as we continue to elevate the athletic offerings for our students”, says Athletic Director Roger Burkman. “He is the right man for the job to take men’s soccer to the level we envision”.

A Louisville native, Boyer returns to his hometown to take over a Golden Eagles program which posted a 1-15-0 record last season, finishing in 9th place in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC). Spalding has just wrapped up its final year as a provisional member of NCAA Division III and will be eligible for postseason play for the upcoming 2012 fall season.

A 2009 graduate of Centre College, Boyer spent three seasons at Centre as the full-time assistant men’s soccer coach, helping guide the Colonels to two 2nd place finishes in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) and a combined record of 38-16-6.

“I am extremely excited to accept the position of head men’s soccer coach at Spalding University and want to thank Roger Burkman for the opportunity to return to Louisville and lead the Spalding Men’s Soccer program forward.” Boyer said. “I believe in the progressive vision and bright future of Spalding athletics and I am delighted to join the Spalding University community.”

In addition to coaching at Centre, Boyer most recently worked as the Technical Director for the boy’s teams at Bluegrass Soccer Club out of Versailles, Ky., while also coaching the U23 men’s team at Louisville Soccer Alliance and directing the U9 Academy at Central Kentucky Soccer Club.  He currently holds his NSCAA National Diploma and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and history from Centre College.

Boyer was named as an NSCAA 2nd Team All-American and NSCAA 1st Team Academic All-American during his senior year at Centre in 2008. He has continued his playing career professionally with the Louisville Lightning of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL), finishing his third season this past spring.