The University of Olivet

Olivet College Athletics
320 South Main Street Olivet, MI 49076
Division 3 Michigan Midwest
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Doug Carter

Doug Carter was named the head men's soccer coach at The University of Olivet on November 19, 2019. He also serves as head coach for the Comet women's soccer program.

Carter came to Olivet after a successful coaching career at Northwood University in Midland. He was the head coach for the men’s program from 2001-17, while also leading the women’s team from 1998-2010. In 29 combined years, the Wolves posted a 239-246-31 record.

On the men’s side, Carter had a 148-119-20 record. He was named the Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year in 2003 and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Coach of the Year in 2004. Carter guided the program to the GLIAC Tournament championship match in 2007 and a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2012.

Most recently, the Wolves won the GLIAC championship in 2015 and 2017, and the GLIAC Tournament championship in 2014 and 2015. The 2014 campaign saw Northwood win the GLIAC Tournament with a 1-0 win over Saginaw Valley State University. The Wolves earned the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region and hosted an NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.

Northwood posted a 91-127-11 record during Carter’s tenure as the women’s coach. He mentored the only GLIAC Player of the Year in program history (Amanda Watson, 2010) and Freshman of the Year (Margaret Humiecki, 1999).

Carter played collegiate soccer for the University of Surrey in England. He started all three seasons and was team captain for two of those campaigns. He also played 11 seasons for the Civil Service Football Club in London.

In 1992, Carter graduated from the University of Surrey with a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology and sports studies. He and his wife, Kelly, have two sons, Liam and Ethan.

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Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson is in his fourth season as an assistant men's soccer coach at The University of Olivet in 2023. He also serves as an assistant coach for the Comet women's soccer program as well as the recruiting coordinator for both programs.

Anderson came to Olivet after a successful three-year coaching stint at Davenport University. He served as the assistant men's coach from 2016-2019, combining a role as head coach of the reserve team for two seasons (2016 & 2017) with his work for the varsity squad. Anderson's role with varsity primarily focused on video analysis, game warm-ups and goalkeeper practice.

During his time on staff, Davenport compiled a 25-20-7 record, advancing to the NAIA National Tournament semifinals in 2016, where the Panthers lost on penalty kicks to No. 2-ranked University of Rio Grande. During this season, Davenport had a player named as an NAIA All-American Third Team (Jake Love) and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention (TJ Ifaturoti). In all, the Panthers had five players named to the All-Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) First Team, two named to the All-WHAC Second Team and six NAIA/Daktronics Scholar-Athletes.

In 2017, Anderson helped Davenport win the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament championship game with a 1-0 victory over Saginaw Valley State University. During this season, several players won accolades, including Stephen Carroll (GLIAC Defensive Player of the Year, All-GLIAC First team) and Brogan Shrimpton (GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year, All-GLIAC First Team, D2CCA First Team All-American, D2CCA Midwest Regional Player of the Year). In all, the Panthers had three All-GLIAC First Team selections and two All-GLIAC Second Team selections.

"Having coached against (Olivet Head Coach) Doug (Carter) at the collegiate level, I am now delighted to be on his staff and I am excited to work with the talented women's soccer team," said Anderson. "I want to thank Doug and Athletic Director Ryan Shockey for this opportunity, and want to help build this program into something that current players and alumni can be proud of!"

A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Anderson coached within the academy of professional club Hibernian FC prior to moving to the United States. He has also coached for Michigan Fire Juniors and Michigan Rush Lansing soccer clubs. In 2013, Anderson graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a bachelor's of science degree in sport and exercise science/sports coaching. In 2019, he earned a bachelor's of administration degree in business from Davenport.

Anderson and his wife, Brittney, reside in Grand Ledge with their two sons, Miles (born September 2019) and Peyton (born March 2022)

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