Furman University

Furman University Athletics
Timmons Arena - 3300 Poinsett Highway Greenville, SC 29613
Division 1 South Carolina Southeast
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Andrew Burr

Andrew Burr was handed the reigns of the Furman women's soccer program in December of 2004 and has built on the program's tradition of excellence by posting a 175-76-22 (.681) overall record and 83-32-16 (.695) Southern Conference mark while guiding the Paladins to four league titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances in 13 years at the helm.


Last season, Burr earned SoCon Coach of the Year honors after guiding the Paladins to a 13-3-2 overall record, 8-0-1 league mark and a share of the SoCon regular season title. Six Paladins earned first team All-SoCon honors, including Molly Dwyer, Rachel Shah, Sanon Williams, Jordan Evens, Quinn Lombard and Kellsey Weaver. Furman set a single season school record by allowing just 11 goals in 18 matches.


The previous season, Burr led the Paladins to a 13-5-1 record and 6-3-0 SoCon mark, which earned the Paladins a third place finish in the league standings. Furman posted its sixth straight season with 12 or more victories and improved to 76-21-9 overall and 34-8-6 in SoCon play over the past five seasons. Under Burr's leadership, five Paladins garnered All-SoCon honors and three were named to the SoCon All-Freshman squad. The Paladins posted an 8-2-1 record at home, knocked off league champion Samford during the regular season and advanced to the semifinals of the SoCon Women's Soccer Championship by ousting UNCG for the second straight season in dramatic fashion, 1-0.


In 2016, Burr guided Furman to its second SoCon Tournament title in the past three years and another trip to the NCAA Tournament following a second place finish in the SoCon regular season standings. The Paladins, led by SoCon Female Athlete of the Year Stephanie DeVita, posted a 17-5-1 overall record and 7-1-1 league mark. DeVita, who finished as the league's all-time leading goal scorer and earned first team All-SoCon honors, netted all six goals over the course of three league tournament matches, including the match-winning score in a 1-0 SoCon finals victory over Mercer in double overtime at Stone Stadium, to lift Furman to its six SoCon Tournament crown.


The Paladins finished 13-4-2 overall record and 6-1-2 in the Southern Conference in 2014. Junior Stephanie DeVita garnered SoCon Player of the Year accolades for the second time in three season, while senior Catie Moore was awarded the league's first defensive player of the year honor.


In 2013, Burr led the Paladins to a 17-4-2 overall record and 8-1-1 Southern Conference worksheet en route to earning SoCon Coach of the Year honors as the Paladins claimed the league's regular season title, tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Furman notched its highest wins total (17) since 2000 while recording its 16th consecutive winning season.


Under Burr's leadership, the Paladins placed six players on All-SoCon teams, forward Carlie Couch garnered SoCon Freshman of the Year accolades and sophomore Stephanie DeVita earned an invitation to the United States National Team U-20 training camp.


During his 13-year tenure as head coach, Burr has produced 54 All-Southern Conference selections, 29 All-SoCon Tournament picks, five ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees and has had 188 players who have been selected to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.


In his first season at the helm of the Paladin program in 2005, Burr guided Furman to a 14-6-2 overall record and 7-1-2 Southern Conference mark which included a win over tenth-ranked Ohio State. In 2006, Furman compiled a 6-3-1 SoCon record and reached the league tournament finals for the fifth straight year.


Burr's Paladins toppled UNC Greensboro 3-1 in the SoCon Tournament final to claim the league championship and the school's fifth NCAA Tournament berth during the 2007 season. The Paladins finished the season 16-6-1 overall and 7-2-1 in league play. Under Burr's direction, senior forward Anna Betton claimed SoCon Player-of-the-Year honors after leading the league in goals, assists and total points.


Burr's 2008 team posted a 14-6-2 overall record and 7-4 mark in the SoCon behind the play of first team All-SoCon selections Rachel Fry and Kate Myatt. He also guided Furman to its first victory over Clemson, a 2-1 triumph at Stone Stadium in September, with the help of SoCon Freshman of the Year Martha Hall.


In 2010, he guided the Paladins to a 3-0 victory over Southeastern Conference foe Alabama and placed three players on All-Southern Conference teams, including Martha Hall and Shelnutt, who each netted 10 goals to pace the league.


Burr led Furman to a 12-8-2 overall record during the 2012 season as the Paladins claimed their third straight victory over Atlantic Coast Conference foe Clemson and senior Rachel Shelnutt captured Southern Conference Player of the Year honors.


In 2012, Furman fashioned a 16-3-3 overall record, 7-2-2 league mark and advanced to the SoCon finals for the 11th time in school history. The Paladins claimed their fourth victory over instate rival Clemson in five years and finished the campaign on an eight-match unbeaten run. Stephanie DeVita captured SoCon Player and Freshman of the Year honors after leading the league with 19 goals.


A 1991 Furman graduate and member of the Region III ODP staff, Burr spent seven years as an assistant coach with the Furman women's program. His role as an assistant followed seven years as director of sales and marketing for Umbro in Greenville, S.C. During his time with Umbro, Burr served as liaison between Furman and the sports apparel company, which was a sponsor of the men's and women's soccer programs.


Prior to entering the coaching profession, Burr ranked as one of the most heralded players in Furman soccer history. In 1997, he was inducted into the Furman University Athletic Hall-of-Fame for his invaluable contribution to Furman's soccer program. With 50 goals and 19 assists, Burr ranked as the Paladin's all-time leader in goals scored and points. He is a three-time All-Southern Conference selection and two-time member of the NSCAA All-South Region team. A forward, Burr helped Furman to three Southern Conference regular season titles and two Southern Conference Tournament titles.


A native of Atlanta, Ga., Burr also served as the starting place kicker on the Paladin football team. He ranks as the only Southern Conference athlete to lead the conference in scoring in consecutive years in two different sports; he led the conference in soccer in 1990 and in football as a kicker in 1991. A 1991 second team All-Southern Conference selection, Burr (87 points) ranks second on Furman's single season kick scoring ledger.


Burr enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his wife, Dr. Stacy Burr, a 1993 Furman graduate. The couple has a 16-year old son, Casey, 14-year old son, Jeremy and 12-year old daughter, Sophie.

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April Raymer

April Raymer was promoted to the position of associate head coach with the Furman women’s soccer program in May of 2015 after serving as assistant coach for seven seasons.


Last season, Raymer helped the Paladins to a 13-3-2 overall record, 8-0-1 league mark and a share of the SoCon regular season title. Six Paladins earned first team All-SoCon honors, including Molly Dwyer, Rachel Shah, Sanon Williams, Jordan Evens, Quinn Lombard and Kellsey Weaver. Furman set a single season school record by allowing just 11 goals in 18 matches.


With the help of Raymer, Furman posted a 13-5-1 overall record in 2016 to register its sixth straight season with 12 or more victories and 20th consecutive winning season. Forward Carlie Couch and midfielder Rachel Shah earned first team All-SoCon honors as Furman had five players earn all-conference honors and placed three on the SoCon All-Freshman squad.


Raymer helped the Paladins to their six Southern Conference Tournament title and seventh NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015 after the squad posted a 17-5-1 overall record and finished second in the SoCon standings with a 7-1-1 mark. Senior Stephanie DeVita, the league's all-time goal scorer and female athlete of the year, garnered first team All-SoCon honors along with junior Carlie Couch.


Raymer helped the 2014 Paladins post a 13-4-2 overall record and 6-1-2 Southern Conference mark. Six Paladins earned All-SoCon honors, including four on the All-SoCon first team last season. DeVita was named SoCon Player of the Year for the second time in three seasons, while senior Catie Moore was named as the league’s first defensive player of the year.


“Coach Raymer has been one of the keys to our program’s success in recent years both on and off the field,” said Burr. “She is a tremendous on-field coach, outstanding recruiter and our players benefit greatly from her experience as a former Furman student-athlete.”


In 2013, Raymer helped guide Furman to a 17-4-2 overall record, 8-1-1 Southern Conference mark, league regular season title, SoCon Tournament title and the school’s first NCAA Tournament berth since 2007. The Paladins placed six players on All-SoCon teams while earned SoCon Coach of the Year honors and forward Carlie Couch garnered league freshman of the year accolades.


In her first eight seasons as an assistant at Furman, Raymer has led Furman to a 108-46-15 overall record that includes a 63-16-8 mark over the last four seasons. She helped Furman to a string of four victories over Atlantic Coast Conference foe Clemson in six seasons, as well as, victories over Southeastern Conference opponents Alabama and Mississippi State (2x).


The Paladins have produced 32 All-Southern Conference selections, 15 SoCon All-Tournament picks, three league players of the year and three SoCon freshmen of the year during Raymer’s tenure.


Raymer served as head coach at NAIA member Columbia College for two seasons before joining the Furman staff. Prior to her stint in Columbia, S.C., she served as head coach at Travelers Rest High School in 2005.


A native of Marietta, Ga., Raymer helped the Paladins to a 45-20-3 overall record and 29-2-1 SoCon mark in her three-year career at Furman. She led Furman to league regular season titles in 2002 and 2003 while guiding the Paladins to SoCon Tournament crowns in 2002 and 2004. The defender, who scored seven goals and added 10 assists in her career for Furman after transferring from Wake Forest prior to the 2002 campaign, earned first team All-SoCon honors as a junior and senior. She also captured All-SoCon Tournament accolades as a sophomore.


Raymer, Gatorade's Georgia Player-of-the-Year as a senior at Wheeler High School, earned a degree in communication studies from Furman in 2005. She is married to 2006 Furman graduate Sam Tooker and enjoys running and hiking.

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Kat Crump

Kat Crump is in her first season as a member of the Paladin women’s soccer staff after arriving at Furman in July.


“We are thrilled to add Kat Crump to our staff and believe she is a great fit for Furman University,” said Furman head coach Andrew Burr at the time of her hiring. “Kat brings a wealth of knowledge to our program from her time as a player and as a coach on the collegiate and club levels.”


Crump, who will assist in all aspects of the program while training the Paladins’ goalkeepers, comes to Furman after serving as an assistant coach during the 2017 season at Jacksonville University. She also worked with the goalkeepers at Jacksonville Armada FC during her time in Florida.


“I’m honored to be able to become a part of the Furman family,” said Crump. “Coach Burr and Coach Raymer have created an accomplished program and I look forward to being able to contribute to the future of Furman women’s soccer.”


The former goalkeeper was a four-year starter at Regis University in Denver, Colo., prior to her time at JU, starting 60 career games in between the posts for the Rangers. Crump posted 35 wins, a 1.15 goals against average and recorded 19 shutouts during her collegiate career.


In addition to her playing career, she also spent time on the sidelines, helping to coach the Real Colorado and Real Edge club soccer programs in the Denver area.


Crump earned her bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science from Regis in 2017, and is currently pursuing a masters in sport management.


She is originally from Huntsville, Ala., and attended Huntsville High School.

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