Spalding University

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


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Adam Boyer

Adam Boyer is entering his seventh year as the Head Coach for the men’s soccer program. The 2016 SLIAC Coach of the Year, Boyer led Spalding to the 2016 SLIAC Championship and has posted an overall winning record of 49-41-3 in his five seasons.

The Golden Eagles 2016 fall campaign came in historic fashion, as the team won the first SLIAC Championship in their NCAA program history. Spalding posted a perfect 9-0-0 conference record en route to the regular season title, and ended the year at 12-7-0 overall. Senior defender Joey Lesher was named an NSCAA Academic All-American, and SU swept all the major conference awards. In addition to Boyer’s SLIAC Coach of the Year honors, Lesher was named SLIAC Defender of the Year, while freshman forward Osman Hussein was named SLIAC Player of the Year and SLIAC Newcomer of the Year.

In his fourth season at the helm in 2015, Boyer led Spalding to the program’s first win over a nationally-ranked opponent, knocking off #23 Emory University in a 3-1 victory. The Golden Eagles finished the year 9-9-0 overall and 6-3-0 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC), which had them T-4th in the conference standings. The 2015 season saw a program-best six players earn All-SLIAC awards.

In just his third season at the helm in 2014, Boyer guided the team to their first-ever postseason appearance as a member of NCAA Division III. The Golden Eagles posted a 12-6-1 overall record, including a 6-2-1 record and 3rd place finish in the SLIAC, which earned them a berth in the SLIAC Tournament.

In just his second season in charge in 2013, Boyer guided the team to their first winning season in five years, going 10-9-0 overall and earning a 5th place finish in the SLIAC. After inheriting a team that went 1-15-0 in 2011, Boyer has made strong strides in turning the program around.

In his first season as head coach in 2012, Boyer guided the team to a 6-10-2 overall record and 6th place finish in the SLIAC, a five-win increase from the previous season.

In his first five seasons, Boyer has coached one NSCAA Academic All-American, two NSCAA Scholar All-Region selections, and four NSCAA All-Central Region selections. He has also seen 25 players earn SLIAC All-Conference honors, while he has had one SLIAC Player of the Year, one SLIAC Defensive Player of the Year, and two SLIAC Newcomers of the Year. Overall, 27 players have also earned SLIAC All-Academic honors.

The Golden Eagles have improved in every major category in all five seasons under Boyer, including finishing with the second best Scoring Offense in NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer in 2014, averaging 3.42 goals per game.

Most recently, James Kusak, who served under Boyer for two years as his assistant, went on to take the position of Head Men's Soccer Coach at Bluffton University (NCAA Division III). Prior to that, Boyer’s first GA, Will Van Nostrand, was hired as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Brescia University (NAIA).

A Louisville native, Coach Boyer came to Spalding after spending three years as the Assistant Coach at his alma mater, Centre College.

Boyer spent three seasons at Centre as the full-time Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, helping guide the Colonels to two 2nd place finishes in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), a berth in the inaugural SCAC Tournament Championship game, and a combined record of 38-16-6. During that time, he coached one All-American and one NSCAA Academic All-American.

In addition to coaching at Spalding, Boyer serves as a coaching director at Louisville Soccer Alliance. Prior to that, he worked as the Technical Director for the Boy’s teams at Bluegrass Soccer Club, while also coaching the U23 Men’s team at Louisville Soccer Alliance and directing the U9/10 Academy at Central Kentucky Soccer Club. He currently holds his USSF “C” License and NSCAA National Diploma and NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and History from Centre College and recently began pursuing his Masters of Business Communication at Spalding.

As a player at Centre, Boyer was an NSCAA 2nd Team All-American and NSCAA 1st Team Academic All-American in 2008. A three-time captain, Boyer was also a two-time 1st Team All-SCAC performer and three-time NSCAA All-Region selection.

Boyer went on to play three seasons of professional indoor soccer with the Louisville Lightning of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL), where he finished as the organization’s all-time leading goal-scorer. Prior to his collegiate career, Boyer won the 2006 USYSA National Championship with his youth club team, Javanon ’87, in addition to winning USYSA Region II Championships in both 2003 and 2006.

Boyer resides in Louisville with his wife, Marina Hoe Boyer. He enjoys the outdoors, reading and writing, and avidly supporting Arsenal FC.

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Darren Yeagle

Darren Yeagle is in his sixth season as the Assistant Coach for the men’s soccer program at Spalding.

Yeagle, who serves as a recruiting coordinator, has played a major role in building Spalding into the 2016 SLIAC Championship team.

Darren has worked primarily with the SU forwards and midfielders, and on the way to a perfect 9-0-0 SLIAC record in 2016, helped the team in outscoring their opponents 34-8 in conference play. Spalding scored 65 goals in 2014 and finished the season with the second best Scoring Offense in NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer, averaging 3.42 goals per game. The Golden Eagles also tallied 54 goals during the 2013 season, finishing 15th nationally in all of NCAA Division III for Goals Per Game.

Yeagle, a Louisville native, also coaches for Kentucky Fire Juniors as their U10 Academy Director, having previously worked with their U13 andU18 Boys teams. Yeagle also serves as the Talent School Director for Mockingbird Valley Soccer Club (MVSC). He coached for a season as an Assistant at his alma mater, Trinity High School, where he led them to the KHSAA State Tournament and a Top 5 ranking in Kentucky.

As a player, Yeagle posts an impressive resume, including four caps and one goal with the United States U20 Men’s National Team.

Yeagle played collegiately at Indiana University, where in 2006 he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, an NCAA First Team Freshmen All-American, and was a Second Team All-Big Ten selection. During his time in Bloomington, he led the Hoosiers to two Big Ten Championships, a berth in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, and two trips to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.

Prior to his time at Indiana, Yeagle was named 2004 Kentucky High School Player of the Year and 2005 Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year, in addition to earning NSCAA High School All-American honors. He helped his youth club team, Javanon ‘87, to a USYSA National Championship in 2006, where he earned the Golden Boot Award, and also led them to USYSA Region II Championships in 2003 and 2006.

Most recently, Yeagle played professionally with the Louisville Lightning of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL), where he led the team in scoring in the 2010-11 season.

Darren has his USSF “C” License and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University.

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