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 D3soccer.com 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.