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Jeb Burch
Jeb Burch
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (859) 238-5253
Email: jeb.burch@centre.edu
Year: 15th year at Centre
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
College: Centre College `94

Jeb Burch (159-60-27) has been the head coach of Centre men's soccer since the 2002 season. A 1994 graduate of Centre College, Burch went on to serve as the assistant coach until the end of the 2001 season.

Currently, the Colonels have not experienced a losing season in 27 years, which ranks them 10th nationally in consecutive winning seasons. Based upon winning percentage, Burch is ranked in the top 25 nationally among active division III coaches.  The Colonels annually play one of the nation’s most difficult schedules as they prepare for the Southern Athletic Association conference tilt.

Burch’s influences are Tony DiCicco, Frans Hoek, and Sir Alex Ferguson.  Burch spent his formative years as a goalkeeper attending the newly formed Tony DiCicco Soccer Plus Goalkeeping Schools.  He later served on the coaching staff with SPGS before being invited to join the staff of FIFA World Clinician Frans Hoek at his 3-week seminar in Sonoma, California.  Burch was fortunate to have a captain whose brother played for Arsenal FC.  Burch attended the Manchester United at Arsenal match in Highbury on a Sunday in 2004.  He spent time at the Arsenal Training Grounds after their Champions League clash with Chelsea on a Wednesday leading up to their Sunday match with United.

Burch continues to develop a successful coaching tree.  Former assistant coach Mark Hudson is Head Coach at Austin College, David Horne is Director of Soccer Operations at the University of Louisville, Adam Boyer is Head Coach at Spalding University, James Kusak is Assistant Coach at Spalding University, and Brian Bouhl is the Director of Soccer Operations for the University of Kentucky. 

Burch’s 26 years at Centre include his time with Kentucky’s leading soccer camp.  He is the Owner / Operator of Player Development Programs, LLC, (www.BurchSoccerCamps.com) and has worked with over 11,000 players. 

Burch spends time in his community; recently helping renovate Danville’s Jackson Park dilapidated tennis courts into Futsal courts.  He enjoys live music, travel, golf, canoeing, hiking, and BBQ.  He is married to Centre College 1994 graduate Laura Jack.        

2014 (8-4-6) 3rd Place SAA

The Colonels play the nation’s 19th most difficult schedule out of 400+ programs including a tie at OWU who eventually played in the Final Four. 

- Jeremy Carlson named SAA Player of the Year
- Carlson named NSCAA Academic All-American
- Carlson named to the NSCAA South Atlantic 1st Team
- Carlson named Centre College Male Athlete of the Year
- 12 players named to SAA Academic Honor Roll
- Caleb Vogel named to All SAA Sportsmanship Team 

2013 (9-6-3) 3rd Place SAA

Jack Goblirsch scores a game winner vs. nationally ranked Kenyon College that becomes one of the top 10 goals scored in Centre history.  His strike came late in the match on a one-time volley from a 60-yard pass.

- Jeremy Carlson named NSCAA All Region
- 6 players named all SAA
- 7 players named to SAA Academic Honor Roll
- Miles Hill named to All Sportsmanship Team

2012 (15-4-3) SAA Champions

Ryan Garvey rewrites 5 scoring records that have stood on the books for 20+ years for the Colonels, scoring his 22nd goal to down the defending national champions in the NCAA tournament. 

- NSCAA Great Lakes Region, Ranked 4th
- 1 Player named D3Soccer.com All-American
- 2 Players awarded NSCAA Regional All-American
- 1 SAA Player of the Year
- 5 Players named to All-SAA teams
- 7 Players named to Academic All-SAA teams

 

2011 (13-6-2) 2nd place SCAC

The Colonels defeat national power Trinity University in their final meeting together in the SCAC in a thrilling overtime conference tournament semi-final match-up.   

-NSCAA Great Lakes Region, Ranked 4th
-1 Player awarded NSCAA Great Lakes All-Region
-1 Player awarded NSCAA Academic All Great Lakes
-1 Player awarded CoSida All-Region
-6 Players awarded All-SCAC Honors
-5 Players awarded All Academic SCAC Honors 

 

2010 (11-6-2) 4th place SCAC

-NSCAA Great Lakes Region, Ranked 5th
-4 Players awarded All-SCAC Honors
-6 Players awarded All Academic SCAC Honors

 

2009 (14-4-2) 2nd place SCAC

The Colonels defeat NAIA power Berry College in the Bob Allen Nissan Classic 5-4.  Future SAA member Berry would only lose twice in 2009.  Ben Van Nevel scores one of the fastest goals at the start of a game in NCAA history.  The goal was scored in 11 seconds at Sewanee – University of the South. 

- NSCAA Great Lakes Region, ranked 4th
  
- 1 Player awarded NSCAA Great Lakes All-Region
  
- 1 Player awarded NSCAA East Academic All-Region
  
- 4 Players awarded All-SCAC Honors
  
- 8 Players awarded All-Academic SCAC Honors
   

2008 (15-5-0) 2nd place SCAC

- NSCAA National Top 20 Ranking
  
- 1 Player awarded NSCAA Academic All-American honors
  
- 1 Player awarded NSCAA All-American honors
  
- 2 Players awarded NSCAA Regional All-American honors
  
- 4 Players awarded All -SCAC honors
  
- 7 Players awarded SCAC All-Academic honors 

2007 (14-4-1) 3rd place SCAC

The Colonels become the only SCAC team to defeat Birmingham Southern as they transition from division I to division III.  The Colonels win for the first time at Depauw University in the final contest of the season.  The match honored Paige Cotton, who announced his retirement at the beginning of the season.  The consensus was the winner of this match would receive an NCAA bid, but that did not happen for the Colonels.      
  

- NSCAA National Top 10 Ranking
- 5 Players awarded All SCAC Honors
- 3 Players awarded NSCAA All – Region Honors 

2006 (12-4-1) 3rd place SCAC 

- NSCAA National Top 25 Ranking
  
- 5 Players awarded All SCAC Honors
  
- 3 Players awarded NSCAA All – Region Honors
  
- 1 Player awarded NSCAA Academic All – America Honors 

2005 (13-3-2) 2nd place SCAC    

- NSCAA National Top 10 Ranking
  
- 6 Players awarded All SCAC Honors
  
- 4 Players awarded NSCAA – All Region Honors 

2004 (11-5-2) 5th place SCAC 

- 3 Players awarded All SCAC Honors
  
- 2 Players awarded NSCAA All – Region Honors
  
- 1 Player awarded CoSIDA Academic All – America 

2003 (11-6-1) 5th place SCAC   

- 3 Players awarded All SCAC Honors
  
- 2 Players awarded NSCAA All – Region Honors 

2002 13-3-2, 4th place SCAC

The Colonels set the NCAA Division I, II, III record for fastest back-to-back goals scored by the same team.  The goals were scored in the span of 5 seconds vs. Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Danville.    

- NSCAA National Top 10 Ranking
  
- 5 Players awarded All SCAC Honors
  
- 4 Players awarded NSCAA All – Region Honors