Alderson Broaddus University

Alderson Broaddus University
101 College Hill Dr. Philippi, WV 26416
Division 2 West Virginia Northeast
Private Small Competitive team

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Scott Phipps

Scott Phipps enters his fourth season as the Alderson Broaddus head men's soccer coach.


This past season, the Battlers finished with an 11-7-2 overall record & were the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Champions following a 2-1 overtime victory against Cedarville to clinch the Championship. Shavon John-Brown, Alec Andall, & Ashley Sibisi were all named to G-MAC All-Conference teams as well as the NSCAA All-Region team.


In 2016, Phipps led AB to a 10-7-3 record & a berth into the G-MAC Championship game. Phipps was named the G-MAC Coach of the Year following the season & junior defender Alec Andall received G-MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors.


Midway through the 2015 season, the Battlers received their first ever ranking in the Top-25 Poll. The Battlers got a nod at No.16 prior to its October matchup with No.5 Charleston.


In his first season with the Battlers in 2014, Phipps led the team to eight wins and 5-4 mark in the G-MAC earning AB a spot in the conference tournament. The Battlers defeated Kentucky Wesleyan 1-0 in the G-MAC opening round game.


Phipps had three players selected to the G-MAC All-Conference Team and help Deshawn Parker achieve ECAC Freshman of the Year honors.


Phipps came to ABU after spending five seasons as the first assistant at Rockhurst University. He also served as the team's recruiting coordinator and was responsible for scouting and opponent analysis.


While at RU, Phipps helped develop a program that won four conference championships, two regional championships and made three trips to the NCAA tournament. The Hawks compiled a 70-25-10 record while Phipps was on the staff and reached the NCAA Division II men's soccer national semifinal in 2013.


The Hawks were one of Division II men's soccer's elite programs during Phipps’ five seasons at RU. RU was a Final Four participant in 2013, reached the National Tournament Regional Final in 2012, were Midwest Regional Champions (2011, 2013), captured Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Tournament titles (2012, 2013) and was GLVC champion in 2011 and 2012.


Prior to his stint with the Hawks, he served as the head men's soccer coach and assistant women's soccer coach at Division III Buena Vista University (2007-09). He coached two All-Conference players with the Beavers.


Phipps was the graduate assistant women's soccer coach at Hastings College (2006-07). While at Hastings College, he coached four All-Conference players, recruited a future First Team All-American and helped the team qualify for the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament.


He spent the 2005-06 season as the men's and women's assistant soccer coach at Iowa Central Community College. ICCC was a 2005 women's National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament qualifier and finished seventh overall. Phipps coached a pair of National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Americans and eight All-Conference players at ICCC.


Phipps played four collegiate seasons at University of Alabama-Huntsville and Park University (Mo.).


He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from Park University in 1999 and his Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Hastings College in 2008.


Phipps resides in Clarksburg, W.Va. with his wife Candice & daughters Berlyn & Bella Jo.

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Haris Miftari

Haris Miftari enters his first year as an assistant coach for men's soccer at Alderson Broaddus.


Miftari graduated from AB last year with a degree in Sports Management, and played under Coach Phipps as a member of the soccer team his junior and senior season after transferring from Iowa Central Community College.


During his two season with the Battlers Miftari accumulated five goals and 8 assists, while serving as the team captain his junior and senior year.


Miftari is from Des Moines, Iowa. He is the son of Rafet and Azra Miftari, and his brother Edis was on the Alderson Broaddus men's soccer team as well.

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Shaun Soderling

Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

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