Crowder College

Crowder College Athletics
601 Laclede Neosho, MO 64850
NJCAA Missouri Midwest
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Steven Harrison

Steven Harrison was named the head coach of the men’s soccer program at Crowder College in January of 2018.

Coach Harrison has coached at the junior college level for 15 years. He started his coaching career at Neosho County Community College in the fall of 2005 as the men’s and women’s assistant coach. In the spring of 2007 he took over the men’s program as the head coach. During his time there he won 2 KJCCC conference titles and was named KJCCC coach of the year in 2015.

After his time at Neosho, Coach Harrison took over the men’s head job at Northeast Texas Community College. He was the head coach there for 3 seasons and led the team to a winning record each season. He led the team to 3 straight Region 14 tournament appearances in what a lot of people see as the toughest NJCAA soccer region.

Coach Harrison attended Fontbonne College in St. Louis, MO and played soccer there all 4 years. He was named a two time all-conference player and was team captain his junior and senior season. He graduated from Fontbonne with a degree in communications/public relations. After attending Fontbonne, Coach Harrison attended Webster University and received his master’s in media communications from there.

Coach Harrison is originally from Columbia, Missouri and is married to Melissa Harrison.

“I am excited to be here at Crowder College. I would like to thank the president and the hiring committee for giving me this opportunity. This area has a lot of good soccer players that I hope to get to Crowder College, and compete for Region 16 titles.”

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Erik Pereira Soares

Coach Soares is in his first year as assistant coach for the Roughriders. His soccer career began at Young Harris College, an NCAA Division II program where he played for two years. During His time at Young Harris they won the Peach Belt Conference regular seasons and tournaments in both 2014 and 2015.

He transferred to Waldorf University where they won the first conference title in school history as well as the school’s first National Game.

His career continued in the National Premier Soccer League for three years, playing one year for the Georgia Revolution and two years for the Demize.

Soares graduated from Waldorf University in 2018 with a Bachelor Degree in Sports Management.

“I am really excited for the opportunity of being an assistant coach at Crowder College. I am looking forward to helping Coach Harrison and the players earn the Region 16 title. I would also like to thank the committee and the Coach Harrison for their trust in me,” stated Soares.

Soares is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he played for the America Futbol Club as a youth.

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