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

Head Coach Adam Boyer enters his eighth season at the helm of the Spalding men’s soccer program. In his first seven seasons Boyer has taken the program to new heights winning a pair of SLIAC regular season championships while compiling a 70-55-4 overall record.


TEAM/STUDENT-ATHLETE HONORS AND ACCOLADES


2-time SLIAC Regular Season Champions (2016, 2018)


Academic All-American: Joey Lesher (2016)


SLIAC Player of the Year: Osman Hussein (2016)


SLIAC Defender of the Year: Joey Lesher (2016)


SLIAC Newcomer of the Year: Osman Hussein (2016), Julio DeLeon (2012)


35 SLIAC All-Conference selections


34 SLIAC Academic All-Conference selections


5 NSCAA All-Central Region selections


3 NSCAA Scholar All-Region selections


SPALDING HIGHLIGHTS


2016 SLIAC Coach of the Year (2017, 2018, 2019)


First SLIAC regular-season men’s soccer championship in school history (2016)


Guided program to first postseason appearance in 2014


Finished 2nd in the nation in scoring offense in 2014 averaging 3.42 goals per game


In 2012, led Spalding to first winning season in five years


NOTABLE DATES


August 31, 2012: First career win as a head coach, 2-1, in overtime over Knox College


September 12, 2015: First win over a ranked team, 3-1, over #23 Emory University


October 25, 2016: Topped Webster, 1-0, in overtime to clinch first SLIAC regular season crown


September 13, 2017: Earned 50th career win, 5-0, over Berea College


October 23, 2018: Golden Eagles top Greenville, 2-1, to clinch second SLIAC regular season championship in three years


PRIOR TO SPALDING


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, 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.


PERSONAL


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 seventh 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 a winning tradition at Spalding.


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 and served as a coaching director with Mockingbird Valley Soccer Club (MVSC). Previously, 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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