In 2018, Steve Hamilton enters his fourth season as Head Coach of the Patriots' Women's Soccer team and his 14th season coaching collegiately. Coach Hamilton has guided the Patriots to a 27-24-5 (9-9-3 Mid-South Conference) record, including a 1-3 mark in Mid-South Conference Tournament play.
Hamilton earned his first MSC Tournament coaching victory when No. 4-seeded University of the Cumberlands defeated No. 5-seeded Shawnee State 3-0 on 11/3/16.
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, MA. He was recognized as the Coach of the Year in 2007. He also coached ENC to its first-ever home conference (TCCC) playoff win in 2011, its first ECAC Tournament in school history in 2013, and its first-ever home conference playoff semifinal game in 2014. Previously, Coach Hamilton was at Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY where he went 20-16 in two seasons.
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 graduatiing, he continued his playing career as 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. He also earned a Masters of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from California University of Pennsylvania.
During his previous two coaching stints, he has coached 38 All-Conference players and one All-Region player.