Cumberland University

Cumberland University Athletics
One Cumberland Square Lebanon, TN 37087
NAIA Tennessee Southeast
Private Small Competitive team


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Brian Davies

Brian Davies, a long-time assistant and head coach at the collegiate level, was named head coach at Cumberland in December 2016 after serving two years as a full-time assistant with the program.

Last season, the Phoenix finished with a 16-3-1 record defeating the #1 ranked Southeastern University 2-1 along the way. The Phoenix finished ranked 19th.

The Phoenix posted a 13-5-2 mark in 2016, earning an at-large berth into the NAIA Championships and defeating John Brown University, 2-1, in the NAIA Championship Opening Round, to reach the final site in Orange Beach, Ala., for the fourth time in five years.

In Davies' first season as an assistant, Cumberland struggled with injuries and the loss of seven seniors from the 2014 squad that reached the quartefinals of the national tournament. CU posted a 9-9-0 mark, with Olivia Chu earning First Team All-MSC accolades and seven players - Shires, Kisiloski, Kambeitz, Holloway, Aplin, Connie Awuku-Darkoh and Kiley Sanson - were named Second Team All-Conference. Chu, Weslosky, Taylor Nay and Maddie Barbier garnered Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades and Chu was voted Honorable Mention All-America.

Davies career as a collegiate coach includes stops as head coach at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., and Caldwell College in Caldwell, N.J. He was also an assistant coach at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., and served as head coach at Southeast High School in Bradenton, Fla.

He has spent the last four years with the Murfreesboro Soccer Club in Murfreesboro, Tenn., serving as head coach of two Premier clubs, including a U15 girls squad ranked in the state of Tennessee. His duties included off-season training and personal training with the players.

Davies served as head coach at Green Mountain 2001-02, posting a 32-10 mark and earning Mayflower Conference and NSCAA/Adidas Region X Coach of the Year honors in 2001. The Eagles were ranked No. 1 in the region and ranked in the Top 20 nationally during both seasons, making an NAIA National Tournament appearance in 2001. He coached five All-Americans and two conference players of the year while at Green Mountain.

He then moved to Caldwell College for two seasons, registering an 18-19-2 mark, including 11-8-2 in 2004, the program’s first winning seasons. The Cougars tallied an 8-2 record in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference in his second season as well, the best CACC mark in school history, posted the first conference tournament win for the program before losing on penalty kicks in the semifinals, and received the first-ever bid to the ECAC Tournament for Caldwell. Davies coached five All-Conference players and the Newcomer of the Year during his tenure.

He served as an assistant coach at Eckerd College for five seasons, assisting with practice, game preparation and recruiting as well as off-season training and personal training.

Davies coached three seasons at Southeast High School, posting a 34-10-8 mark, including an 11-win improvement in his first campaign. The Seminoles won a district championship and reached the region semifinals in 2011.

He served as President and Director of Coaching at Soccer11 Advanced Training in Wall, N.J., for seven years during his time in the Northeast and also was an assistant coach at Green Mountain for four seasons.

Davies received his bachelor’s in Liberal Studies from Green Mountain in 1996. He earned First Team All-Mayflower Conference honors three seasons and was twice named All-American and NSCAA All-New England. He was inducted into the Green Mountain College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996 and is the program’s all-time leading scorer.

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Scott Davidson

Scott Davidson joined the Cumberland women's soccer coaching staff as a full-time assistant in March 2018.

Davidson spent the last year serving as head coach for Nashville Rhythm FC in the Women’s Premier Soccer League as well as serving as Age Group Director and Lead Coach for the Nashville United Soccer Academy. He was also the Assistant Executive Director/Director of Coaching for the Williamson County Soccer Association for one year.

He worked the 2015 season as an assistant men’s coach and goalkeeper coach at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga., assisting with team and individual workouts as well as recruiting. The Lions earned a berth in the NCCAA National Tournament that season, finishing the year 7-9-3 overall.

Davidson spent the 2014 campaign as assistant men’s coach at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga., serving as camp director as well as leading recruiting for the Bears.

He worked two years as a graduate assistant for the women’s program at Trevecca University, helping the Trojans improve from 4-11-2 in 2010 to 8-8-2 the following season. Davidson also spent two years as an assistant for the men’s team at Bryan College, with the Lions registering marks of 12-4-2 and 11-8-0 in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

The Newarthill, Scotland, native played collegiately at Bryan College, scoring 23 goals with six assists as a senior to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors. The Lions compiled a 49-26-3 mark during his four seasons in Dayton.

Davidson played professionally with the Sioux Falls [SD] Spitfires (2007) and Spokane [WA] Spiders (2008) as well as two years with the Nashville Metros (2009-10). He also spent time with Albion Rovers FC Youth (1998-99), Hamilton Academicals FC (2000-02) and Lanark United (2003) in his native Scotland before enrolling at Bryan.

He received his bachelor’s in Communications from Bryan College in 2008 and earned a master’s in Teaching K-6 from Trevecca in 2013. He has earned USSF National “D” and “E” coaching licenses as well as Goalkeeping Levels I and II from United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA). He has also received a Director of Coaching Diploma and Advanced National Diploma from the USC.

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Melanie Trumbull

Melanie Trumbell is beginning her second season as the Women's Soccer Graduate Assistant. She primarily works with the goal keepers and helped develop 2018 First Team Mid-South Conference Keeper Ashley Kambietz.

Trumbull attended Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon where she played her first two years of collegiate soccer. She led Clackamas to a 14-4-4 record in 2012 and a 13-5-2 record in 2013. From Clackamas she transferred to Oregon State University where she started three games in the next two years.

Trumbull attended high school at North Eugene High School in Eugene, Oregon where she started all four years at goalie. She earned Honorable Mention All-State Honors as well as All-Midwestern League all four years.

Trumbull received her Associate of Science from Clackamas Community College in December 2013 and recieved her Bachelor of Science, Public Health from Oregon State University in June of 2016. She is currently working on her master's degree in exercise science at Cumberland.

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