Spalding University

Spalding University Athletics
824 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203
Division 3 Kentucky Midwest
Private Small Competitive team


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Shilo Rayburn

Coach Shilo Rayburn enters his seventh season as the Spalding Head Women’s Soccer Coach.

Under Rayburn's guidance, the Golden Eagles made great strides reaching the SLIAC tournament two of the past three seasons. Under Rayburn’s tutelage, Spalding has had 19 players selected to the SLIAC All-Conference Team, including Dee Dee Sliter, the 2014 and 15 SLIAC Player of the Year and 2013 Newcomer of the Year. Rayburn has also had three players named to the NSCAA All-Region team, as well as 22 SLIAC Academic All-Conference selections. Further, in 2017, Alyssa Logan became the first student-athlete in school history to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American.

Prior to taking the helm of the women’s soccer team, Rayburn served as an assistant coach for both men’s and women’s soccer teams from 2009-2011. In 2009, Rayburn’s first season as an assistant, he helped guide Spalding men’s soccer team to a 12-6 record, and USCAA National semifinal showing. During his tenure as an assistant, Rayburn was an integral part in the advancement of Spalding’s soccer programs, as well as the athletic department’s transition to NCAA Division-III.

Coach Rayburn has over 15 years of advanced coaching, at the high school and collegiate levels, holds his NSCAA National Diploma, and is in the process of obtaining his USSF “C” license and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Coach Rayburn also coaches on the club level at the Derby City Rovers in Louisville, Ky.

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Holly Freeland

Coach Freeland is currently in her fifth year at Spalding. While at Spalding, Freeland has helped Head Coach Shilo Rayburn and the women's soccer team reach new heights progressively impoving yeat to year. In 2015, the Golden Eagles finished 10-5-2 and 7-1-1 in SLIAC conference play earning the number two seed in the 2015 SLIAC Championship Tournament.

Freeland, a Bowling Green, Kentucky native and Western Kentucky University graduate, began her coaching career at Highland Youth Recreation (HYR). Following her time at HYR, Freeland became a coach at Jefferson East Youth Soccer Association (JEYSA), and at Net-Surfers Soccer Club. Coach Freeland also has coaching experience on the high school level, where she coached Atherton High School and received E License accreditation.

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