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University of Alabama - Huntsville

UAH Chargers Athletics
205 Spragins Hall Huntsville, AL 35899
Division 2 Alabama Southeast
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John Carrier

John Carrier is in his fourth season as the head men's soccer coach at UAH after being named the program's head coach on July 2, 2018, returning back to Huntsville where he was an assistant for three seasons from 2014-16 before serving as the top assistant at Bryan in 2017.


The most recent season under Carrier came during the 2020-21 academic year when the soccer season was moved to a special GSC Spring Championship Series in which UAH qualified for the SCS tournament as the second seed from Group A after going unbeaten in three of the four regular season matches by going 1-1-2.


Carrier's second season in charge saw UAH advance to the semifinals of the GSC tournament for a second consecutive year under his watch, and his team had a pair of First Team All-GSC honorees who both were also D2CAA All-South Region choices.


During his first year at the reigns of the Charger men's soccer program, Carrier guided UAH to a 10-win season while leading the team to the semifinals in the GSC tournament. Under his direction, UAH had four players named all-GSC including two First Team choices, and the Chargers also had a pair of D2CCA All-South Region selections.


While at Bryan in 2017, Carrier aided the Lions in posting a 14-6 record en route to an appearance in the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament semifinals, and the squad featured an All-American in addition to the AAC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year and six all-AAC first team selections.


During his three seasons as an assistant in Huntsville, the Chargers reached the GSC tournament each year and enjoyed particularly strong success in 2014 and 2015.


In Carrier's first season, the Chargers posted a strong 13-4-2 record – including a perfect 8-0-0 mark at Charger Park – while appearing in the national polls for the first time since the 1997 season after a terrific 7-1 start. In recognition of the team's strong play, the Chargers featured a conference-best seven all-GSC selections.


Carrier helped the team to a 10-6 mark in 2015, including a strong 7-1 mark in the Rocket City and a second-place finish in the regular season with a 7-2 record in conference play. Under Carrier's mentorship, the team featured three all-region performers and six all-GSC selections.


In 2016 the Chargers placed three on the all-GSC teams while also featuring a pair of all-region choices.


Carrier starred as a player at Tennessee Wesleyan, helping turn a program around as the team reached the national tournament for the first time in more than 10 years. Carrier was a four-time all-conference selection, leading the Bulldogs to a pair of conference championships. A three-time NAIA All-East Region selection, he led TWC in assists each of his four seasons and ranked in the top five in the country in assists in 2012.


Carrier also played for Bridges FC in Chicago his freshman year and also played five seasons with Chattanooga FC of the NPSL. A fan favorite, Carrier helped the team to four conference championships, three region championships, and two appearances in the national finals.


Prior coming to America, Carrier was a part of the academy at Norwich City FC in England.

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Josh Horne

Josh Horne is in his fifth season as an assistant with the Chargers, coming to UAH prior to the start of the 2017 season.


During his time in Huntsville, UAH has advanced to the semifinals of the GSC tournament in each of the three seasons in which it was held (the league played a special Spring Championship Series in the spring of the 2020-21 academic year) including a championship game appearance in 2017.


The Stoke-On-Trent, England, native came to UAH after his playing career at Hastings wrapped up, and while with the Broncos, Horne was a member of the 2016 NAIA national championship squad.


He graduated from Hastings with a degree in exercise science and kinesiology

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Jason Ward

Jason Ward is in his third season as a graduate assistant with the Chargers.


The Norwich, England, native came to UAH after graduating from Bryan College. At Bryan, he served as a team captain for three seasons and achieved AAC All-Conference First Team status.


Ward graduated from Bryan with a degree in exercise and health science.

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