University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY 40769
Kentucky Midwest
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Steve Hamilton

Coach Steve Hamilton is in his 3rd season as the Head Coach of the Patriots Women's Soccer team. It is his 13th season coaching at the collegiate level overall. Coach Hamilton has guided the Patriots to a 27-24-5 record over the course of his three season at UC.


Coach Hamilton has had three players garner First Team All-Conference honors, while six players have received Second Team All-Conference recognition. In 2017, Sara Randez became the first Patriot player in program history to be named the MSC Freshman of the Year. In addition to his success on the field, the Patriots have had 25 players earn Academic All-Conference accolades, while three players have been named Daktronics All-Americans.


Prior to UC, Hamilton spent eight seasons as the Head Coach of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts. He was recognized as the Coach of the Year in 2007. He also coached ENC to their first ever home conference (TCCC) playoff game win in 2011, their first ECAC Tournament in school history in 2013, and hosted their first ever conference playoff semifinal game in 2014. Previously, Coach Hamilton was at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York where he went 20-16 in his two seasons there.


Coach Hamilton began his career as a soccer player as well as a track and field athlete at Roberts Wesleyan College from 1996-1999. He graduated in 1999 with a degree in Education and Psychology. After graduation, he continued his playing career at a member of the United Soccer League (USL), playing for Frazier Valley in 2001.


Hamilton earned Advanced National and Premier Diplomas (2006-2011) and earned a World Football Academy Periodization Diploma in 2014. Hamilton also earned a Masters in Science in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from California University of Pennsylvania.


During his previous two coaching stents, he has coached 38 All-Conference players and one All-Region player.

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John Newbery

John Newbery is entering his third season as an assistant coach with the Patriots staff for the Women’s Soccer program. Over the past three years, Coach Newberry as worked with goalkeepers, assisted in recruiting, and served as the Head JV Coach.


Prior to UC, while living in Washington state, Coach Newberry served as an assistant and goalkeeper coach for the Trinity Lutheran College Men’s and Northwest University Women’s Soccer programs.


As a goalkeeper, John played at the college, semi-pro, and professional level. In his four years of collegiate play at the University of the Cumberlands, he was a part of a team that was consistently in the top 25 for the NAIA and ended his junior and senior year ranked nationally in the top 15. John played semi-pro in the PASL-Premier league (Snohomish Skyhawks) and professionally in the PASL-Pro (Tacoma Stars). John currently holds a USSF National "D" Coaching License.


Coach Newberry is originally from Westport, KY where he was graduated from North Oldham High School. John attended and graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. In the past three years at UC, John has completed his Master of Arts in Christian Studies and Masters of Arts in Education (Secondary Biology).


Coach Newberry has been married to Kaitlyn Newbery for 3 years and they welcomed their first child, Evangeline, in July.

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Chris LeFevre

Chris LeFevre begins his 2nd season as Head Coach for the UC Men’s Soccer program. Coach LeFevre has guided the Patriots to a 14-8-6 record over the course of his two seasons at UC.


LeFevre has had five players garner Second Team All-Conference honors. In addition to his success on the field, the Patriots have had 35 players earn Academic All-Conference accolades, while two players have been named Daktronics All-Americans.


LeFevre is originally from Stockholm, New Jersey. Him and his wife of 11 years, Betsy, have two sons, Isaac and Micah. He graduated from Adelphi University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York in 2006 with a Masters' Degree in Sports Administration.


After his playing career, LeFevre became the head coach at Genessee Community College bolstering the program into a major player with an overall record of 41-17-1 in three seasons. While there his teams were the Western New York Conference Champions in 2006 and 2007 and made an appearance in the Regional Final Four.


LeFevre made a stop at NCAA DI Binghamton University in 2008 as an assistant helping the team finish with a 10-5-3 record and a 6th straight conference final appearance before spending time at Adrian College (Michigan) from 2009-2013. There he garnered a 31-53-13 record over five seasons and had the highest winning percentage in school history earning the first winning season record since 1983.


In the 2015-2016 season LeFevre was the head coach at NCAA DIII McMurray University. He has coached numerous NCAA All-Region players along with NJCAA and NSCAA All-Americans over his tenure and his experience in the coaching realm is vast covering all aspects of the game of soccer on all levels.


"This is a tremendous opportunity. UC has a beautiful campus and has the reputation as a strong academic institution. Not only is the university warm and welcoming, it's also a winner," said LeFevre. "The Patriots have a great tradition of success."


Coach LeFevre describes himself as relentless, detailed, and rational. He expects his players to work hard every day in every way with full effort. He wants his players to care about their teammates and the program.


UC Athletic Director Chris Kraftick commented, "Chris really impressed both myself and the committee during the interview process. His passion and energy for recruiting and developing players will be the cornerstone of his program. I cannot wait to see what he can do with the assets available to him at UC."

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Jack Hutton

Jack Hutton is in his first season as assistant coach for the University of the Cumberlands Men’s Soccer team. In his first season at UC, Hutton helped lead the team to a 8-7-3 record.


Hutton was captain of the UC soccer team in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and was named to the Mid-South Conference All-Conference Team in 2014,2015, and 2016. In Hutton’s senior season he played and started all 20 games and was a crucial part of the Patriots backline that accrued five shutouts and only allowed 1.45 goals per game. He is finishing off his degree in Business Administration and Communication Arts. Hutton will be continuing his studies towards a MBA in Business Management.


Before UC Hutton went to Runshaw College from 2011-2013 and Mid Continent University 2013-2014.

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Will Lukowski

Will Lukowski is in his first season as an assistant coach for the University of the Cumberlands Men’s Soccer team. In his first season at UC, Lukowski helped lead the team to a 8-7-3 record.


Will graduated from Wright State University in December 2016 with a degree in Organizational Leadership. While at Wright State he played two seasons, helping them to reach the conference finals each of those two years and winning their first ever conference championship. Prior to he attended University of Indiana for two semesters, helping the Hoosiers reach the NCAA tournament for a record 27th consecutive season.


Lukowski also graduated with an Associates in Coaching in 2013 from Iowa Western Community College. At Iowa Western he helped the Reivers to an undefeated season (25-0) and an NJCAA Division 1 national championship. He also had a record 42-0-1 and was a two time All-American, and holds records for most shutouts, and minutes played.


“I have always had a passion for soccer and to be able to help young players to grow both as a person and as a player is an opportunity that I am very excited to get here."


Lukowski is currently perusing a Master of Science in Health and Human Performance.

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