2015 Women's Soccer Coaches
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Drew Burwash
Head Coach - 13th Season

 

Drew Burwash begins his 13th season as the Lindsey Wilson College women’s soccer head coach in 2015.

Burwash led the Blue Raiders to the program's fourth NAIA National Championship in 2014, the second national title in three years. It marks the fourth championship banner Lindsey Wilson has collected since Burwash took over the program in 2003.

For his efforts, Burwash was named the NAIA Women's Soccer Coach of the Year in 2014 for the third time in his career. He was also named the the Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year for leading the Blue Raiders to both the MSC regular season and tournament titles last year.

2014 saw seven Blue Raiders earn NAIA All-American honors, five student-athletes earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors, 10 all-conference performers and 18 academic all-conference honorees.

In 2012, Lindsey Wilson captured the NAIA National Championship with a 3-2 win over Olivet Nazarene in the title match. The championship is the women’s soccer’s third title -- all under Burwash’s direction.

Burwash has led Lindsey Wilson to the NAIA National Tournament in each of his 12 seasons, including reaching six of the last nine national semifinals.

Burwash holds a 4-1 all-time record when reaching the national championship game.

In 2004, Burwash led the Blue Raiders to a 19-0-6 record -- the program’s only unbeaten season -- and the program’s first national championship. He again led the Blue Raiders to a national championship in 2006 with a four overtime 2-1 win over Azusa Pacific (Calif.).

The lone championship match loss came in 2003 where the Blue Raiders fell to Westmont (Calif.) 2-1 in an NAIA-record seven-overtimes.

Burwash is a three-time NAIA National Coach of the Year (2004, 2006 and 2014).

Under Burwash’s direction, Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer has amassed a 235-36-18 record, including a 73-1-2 conference regular season record.

He currently ranks No. 6 on the NAIA Women's Soccer all-time winningest active coaches list, with his .844 winning percentage being the highest.

Burwash has coached 52 NAIA All-Americans, including two NAIA National Player of the Year. During Burwash's tenure, 118 student-athletes have earned All Mid-South Conference honors, including 11 MSC Players of the Year.

In addition to the four national championships, Burwash has led the Blue Raiders to 11 Mid-South regular season titles and 11 tournament championships. He is a six-time Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year.

In his first season at the helm of the women's soccer program, the Blue Raiders scored an NAIA record 162 goals during the season and won a program-best 20 consecutive games while compiling a 25-2-0 record.

Prior to taking over the women’s program, Burwash served as an assistant coach for the women’s team for one season and for the men’s program for five seasons, where he helped the Blue Raider men win four NAIA National Championships.

Prior to becoming a coach, Burwash was a standout goalkeeper at Lindsey Wilson, where he was a two-time NAIA All-American (1992-93).

Burwash was a member of the 1992 Blue Raider squad that became the first team in school history to qualify for the NAIA Men's Soccer National Tournament.

Burwash was also a member of the United States Men's Soccer Under-16 National Team during the 1987 FIFA World Championship.

For his efforts during his playing days, Burwash was elected to the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Lindsey Wilson College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.

Burwash graduated from Lindsey Wilson in 1994. He and his wife, Laura, have three sons, Eli, Ty and Trey.

 

Collegiate Coaching Career

Lindsey Wilson College: Men’s Assistant Coach (1998-2001)

Lindsey Wilson College: Women’s Assistant Coach (2002)

Lindsey Wilson College: Head Coach (2003-present)

 

Contact Information

Office: Soccer Offices

Phone: 270-384-8182

Fax: 270-384-8078

Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728

E-Mail: [email protected]

 

Drew Burwash’s Collegiate Career

Year

School

Overall

Record

Conf.

Record

Postseason

Highlights

2003

Lindsey Wilson

25-2

4-0

NAIA Finals

MSC Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

NAIA Region XI Champs

2004

Lindsey Wilson

19-0-6

3-0-1

NAIA Champions

MSC Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

NAIA Region XI Champs

NAIA Champions

NAIA Coach of the Year

2005

Lindsey Wilson

16-5-1

5-0

NAIA First Round

MSC Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

2006

Lindsey Wilson

24-2

5-0

NAIA Champions

MSC Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

NAIA Region XI Champs

NAIA Champions

NAIA Coach of the Year

MSC Coach of the Year

2007

Lindsey Wilson

17-3-3

5-0

NAIA Semifinals

MSC Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

2008

Lindsey Wilson

21-2

6-0

NAIA Semifinals

MSC Co-Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

MSC Coach of the Year

2009

Lindsey Wilson

19-3-2

7-0

NAIA Quarterfinals

MSC Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

MSC Coach of the Year

2010

Lindsey Wilson

16-7

8-0

NAIA Second Round

MSC Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

2011

Lindsey Wilson

19-1-2

8-0

NAIA Quarterfinals

MSC Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

MSC Coach of the Year

2012

Lindsey Wilson

20-4-1

9-0

NAIA Champions

MSC Champs

NAIA Champions

MSC Coach of the Year

2013

Lindsey Wilson

21-4-0

8-1

NAIA Semifinals

MSC Tournament Champs

2014

Lindsey Wilson 18-3-3 6-0-1 NAIA Champions

MSC Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

NAIA Champions

MSC Coach of the Year

NAIA Coach of the Year

Totals

Lindsey Wilson

235-36-18

73-1-2

 

Totals

Overall

235-36-18

73-1-2

 

 
Elisha Fry
Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Elisha Fry begins her first season as a Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer assistant coach in 2015.

Fry comes to Lindsey Wilson after previously working as the men’s and women’s soccer assistant coach at NCAA Division III MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill., including serving as the interim head coach with the women’s program in the spring of 2015.

She also served as a graduate assistant with the women’s soccer program while pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Rio Grande.

Prior to Rio Grande, Fry had an outstanding playing career with the Lindsey Wilson women’s soccer team from 2008-12. She helped lead the team to the 2012 NAIA National Championship as a senior, completing her career with 32 goals and 13 assists.

Fry ranks in the program’s top-10 list in career games played with 89, earning NAIA Honorable Mention All-American honors once and being named to the Mid-South Conference First Team twice in her career.

As a player, Fry was named the Middlesborough College Player of the Year for 2007-08 in England, an NSCAA All-American in 2010, and served as captain of England’s Under-19 women’s team in 2008. She has spent time playing with Sunderland WFC, Leeds United FC, Middlesborough FC and Marton FC.

She also served as a youth soccer coach while attending Lindsey Wilson before helping to coach the Chattanooga FC Boys Under-14 team in 2014-15.

Fry graduated from Lindsey Wilson in 2012 with her bachelor’s degree and later earned her master’s degree from Rio Grande in 2014.

Collegiate Coaching Career

University of Rio Grande: Assistant Coach (2013-14)

MacMurray College: Men's and Women’s Assistant Coach (2014-15)

Lindsey Wilson College: Assistant Coach (2015-present)

 

Contact Information

Office: Soccer Offices

Phone: 270-384-8694

Fax: 270-384-8078

Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728

E-Mail: [email protected]

 
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