Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University Athletic Department
1 University Drive, UPO 793 Campbellsville, KY 42718
NAIA Kentucky Midwest
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Daniel Branley

Director of Athletics Jim Hardy announced the hiring of Daniel Branley on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Branley makes Campbellsville his home after a stellar playing and coaching career at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee.

In the last couple seasons as an assistant for the Bryan College men’s and women’s programs, Branley has helped lead the Lions to an Appalachian Athletic Conference Regular Season in 2015 and the men’s program backed that up with a 16-3-3 record in 2016 to earn their fourth appearance in the NAIA Championship Tournament. The Lions ranked nationally in a myriad of stats, had three players recognized as NAIA All-Americans, and six earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.

In his first year aiding the Lady Lions in 2016 the women's soccer team saw their winningest season in recorded history with an overall record of 10-10-2 and 5-5 mark in conference play, while also finishing as Runner-Up in the AAC Tournament.

In 2017, the Lady Lions went 12-7 overall and 9-2 in AAC play enroute to winning their first-ever AAC regular season title. Bryan lost a heartbreaker to Martin Methodist College in the NAIA Championship, 1-0, in overtime.

Branley has also had a chance to develop his coaching skills at the youth level by working at Middle Valley Soccer Association in Chattanooga, Tenn. Before accepting the position at CU, He helped coach youth soccer for the Chattanooga Football Club Academy.

Prior to playing at Bryan College from 2011-2014, Branley competed for academies in England. While at BC, Branley earned many individual playing accolades as a part of the men’s soccer program -- AAC Regular Season MVP, NAIA All-East Region First Team, AAC Tournament MVP, AAC Offensive Player of the Year, and multiple AAC Player of the Week awards.

In his junior year, he finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation for game winning goals (10) and received All-American honors. Daniel was part of the 2013 AAC regular season and tournament championship winning side.

Overall throughout his career, Branley scored 35 career goals, including 16 his junior season. He also accounted for 82 total points for the Lions.

Branley holds the NSCAA National Diploma and USSF National D license and is currently working towards the C license. He's also furthering his education by studying for his master's degree in Sports Management through Bryan.

Branley is married to the former Katie Shaffer.

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Ivana Damnjanovic

Ivana Damnjanovic, which is pronounced, e-VONN-nuh DOMM-YAWN-nuh-vitch, joined Campbellsville University women's soccer staff in the summer of 2018.

The Belgrade, Serbia native is familiar with the Mid-South Conference as she competed for Lindsey Wilson College from 2014-2017. She helped lead the Blue Raiders to three-straight MSC regular season titles, four tournament championships and in 2014, Damjanovic led LWC to a national title.

"I am delighted to add Ivana to our coaching staff," said Branley. "Ivana's playing experience combined with her work ethic and desire to help our players grow makes her a perfect fit at Campbellsville University."

In addition to the national title in 2014, Damnjanovic and the Blue Raiders were NAIA Runner-Up in 2015 and she earned Academic All Mid-South Conference honors.

In her career, she played in 74 games for LWC and scored six goals and tallied five assists. Her career-high in points came against the Lady Tigers in 2016, as she netted a goal and dished out an assist.

Before her time at Lindsey Wilson, Damnjanovic competed on the Serbia National Team from 2009-2014 and WFC Red Star from 2010-2014.

After her playing days, Damnjanovic coached youth soccer in Adair County for the last four years and worked as an Academic Success Center Tutor for LWC. In addition, she worked as a resident assistant during her time at LWC.

She completed her degree in Psychology this past spring and earned a minor in communication. Fluent in English and Serbian, Damnjanovic also speaks Spanish.

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Jack Fairbrother

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