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 10th 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 102-71-11 overall record.


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

Academic All-American: Joey Lesher (2016)

SLIAC Offensive Player of the Year: Osman Hussein (2016), Kornell Hilliard (2019)

SLIAC Defensive Player of the Year: Joey Lesher (2016), Trevor Massa (2019)

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

53 SLIAC All-Conference selections

55 SLIAC Academic All-Conference selections

6 United Soccer Coaches All-Region selections

3 NSCAA Scholar All-Region selections


2016 SLIAC Coach of the Year

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

2018 SLIAC regular-season championship

3 SLIAC tournament championship game appearances

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


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

October 23, 2021: Coach Boyer earns 100th career win, 3-2, over Westminster in overtime


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, 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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