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Centre College

Centre College Athletics
600 West Walnut Street Danville, KY 40422
Division 3 Kentucky Midwest
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Jay Hoffman

Centre alumnus Jay Hoffman (240-67-24) has been the head coach of Colonels women's soccer since the 2004 season. A 1996 graduate of Centre College, Hoffman has led the program to conference, regional and national success.


Highlights of Hoffman’s tenure include eight consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2011-present), seven straight Southern Athletic Association titles (2012-present) and a 2015 NCAA Final Four run.


Most recently, Centre completed the first and second ever undefeated and untied regular seasons in program history. The Colonels are 42-1-1 overall across 2018 and 2019, and a pristine 14-0 in-conference, marking the program’s sixth and seventh SAA regular season titles since the league began in 2012. They finished undefeated during both regular seasons - doubling down on the historic 2018 season by repeating the feat in 2019.


Centre captured its seventh and eighth SAA Tournament crowns during the previous two seasons, as well, remaining the only team to ever claim the SAA Tournament Championship. All told, Centre has 15 of 16 SAA titles between the regular season and tournament.


Hoffman mentored a host of highly-touted individuals during the recent stretch. In 2018, he coached three All-Americans in Jessie Turner, Averi Faulk and Alana Hughes. He was named SAA Coach of the Year for his efforts, while Turner (Defensive POY), Hughes (Offensive POY) and Cameron Zak (Newcomer) each garnered major conference honors. In 2019, Hughes and Turner repeated as All-Americans and conference Players of the Year, and Hoffman gathered another SAA Coach of the Year award.


Undoubtedly the best season in program history came in 2015, when the Colonels advanced to the NCAA Final Four for the first time ever while winning a record 21 matches. That remarkable season came on the heels of a NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 2014.


A big player during those runs for Hoffman was Destinie Graves, the program’s first-ever two-time First Team All-American (2015 & 2016). Graves, a two-time SAA Offensive Player of the Year, set the single-season goals record with 27 in 2015.


Hoffman himself has garnered several accolades, including conference and regional Coach of the Year honors.


Coach Hoffman lives in Danville, Ky. with his wife Laura and his daughters Kate and Rebecca. As well as being head coach for the Colonels, Coach Hoffman also coordinates the transportation for all of the athletics at Centre.

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Trip Rogers

Trip Rogers joined the Centre women's soccer coaching staff in the spring of 2022.


Rogers joined the Colonels with 15 years of coaching and development experience. He spent the last two season as the head coach at the University of Findlay, a Division II school in Ohio. He led the Oilers to a 21-3-5 record over those two seasons, helping the program navigate the pandemic-shortened 2021 spring season with a Great Midwest Conference Tournament championship. While at Findlay, 13 of Rogers’ student-athletes earned All-Conference honors and the team earned a no. 24 national ranking in both of Rogers’ seasons.


Prior to Findlay, Rogers spent five years as the assistant coach at Morehead State University, where he served as recruiting coordinator and trained the goalkeepers. Rogers was also the head coach of Midway College from 2010-15. During those years, Rogers’ program led the Midway campus in student retention, team GPA, new student enrollment and community service. He got his collegiate coaching start at Georgetown College in Kentucky, where he served as a men’s soccer assistant from 2008-10.


In addition to his college coaching experience, Rogers worked for the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association’s Olympic Development Program from 2007-21, working primarily with goalkeepers.

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