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Cumberland University

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

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Scott Davidson

Scott Davidson was named head coach of the Cumberland women's soccer program in July 2020 after serving two years as the women's full-time assistant coach at CU. He will begin his third year with the Phoenix program in the 2020 season.


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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Judith Perez

Judith Perez is beginning her first season as the Women's Soccer Graduate Assistant.


Perez attended the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama where she played four seasons of college soccer as a goalkeeper. She led Montevallo with a .769 save percentage in 2016, a .824 save percentage in 2017 and a .792 save percentage in 2018 while posting a record of 4-1-1. She was selected to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll in 2016 and was a two-time member of the Gulf South Conference All-Academic team in 2017 and 2018.


Perez received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Montevallo in 2020.

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