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Jeb Burch
Jeb Burch
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (859) 238-5253
Email: jeb.burch@centre.edu
Year: 12th year at Centre
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
Previous College: Centre College `94

Jeb Burch (142-50-18) is entering his 12th season as the Head Coach of the Colonels. His teams have won 11 or more games each season he has served as the head coach. Currently, the Colonels have not experienced a losing season in 24 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.

Burch's most recent squad, the 2012 Colonels, won the regular season SAA Championship, received a bid to the national tournament, where they defeated the defending national champions Ohio Wesleyan University in the first round. His 2012 Colonels witnessed 5 Centre scoring records rewritten by the boot of Ryan Garvey, who was named SAA Player of the Year and to D3Soccer.com All-American team. Robbe Tarver (Houston, TX) finished in the national top 10 in assists while Garvey finished in the national top 10 in goals scored. Garvey joined Jeremy Carlson (Seattle, WA) on the NSCAA Regional All-American teams. The Colonels in 2012 played the second most difficult schedule in the Great Lakes Region.

Three of Burch's teams have set impressive scoring marks within the NCAA. His Colonels set the NCAA Division I, II, and III record for fastest back to back goals scored by the same team (5 seconds). The Colonels also hit the 6th fastest consecutive goals scored by opposing teams (Centre & Trinity), along with one of the fastest goals scored at the start of a game (11 seconds).

Burch led the program to its first national top ten ranking and his Colonels have been nationally ranked 6 of the past 10 seasons.

Burch has served as Kentucky's Head Goalkeeper Coach for boys and girls with the Olympic Development Program as well as the coach the U15 Boys State Team. He is the founder of the Keeper Edge Soccer Program, which has trained thousands of goalkeepers over the past 20 years. Burch has been instrumental in working with generations of Kentucky's youth soccer players of all ages. Many of his former campers now help coach at his camps and clinics.

Burch has seen all three of his assistants find head coaching positions at the college level. Mark Hudson (Head Coach, Austin College), David Horne (Louisville Lightning, Director of Soccer Operations, University of Louisville), and Adam Boyer (Head Coach, Spalding University) are all former Colonels and join a significant number of alumni who are involved in coaching at the youth and collegiate level today.

Burch holds the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and the USSF "B" license. He has been an active member of the NSCAA over the past 15 years and currently serves on the Great Lakes Region ranking committee.

Burch has been fortunate to spend time with some impressive people during his growth as a coach. Burch was a student in the early days at Tony DiCicco's Soccer Plus Goalkeeping Schools and was later brought on staff to work for SPGS. Frans Hoek, FIFA's World Clinician of Goalkeeping and formerly of the Dutch National Team, brought Burch on board for his 3-week seminars in Sonoma, California. Burch joined the Arsenal FC staff in London, England, during the week of their UEFA Champions League clash with cross town rival Chelsea FC, followed by a Sunday fixture at Highbury with Manchester United. The Colonels place a premium on technical training due mostly to the time spent at the Arsenal Training Grounds.

The technical development is enhanced by a sponsorship with Kwik Goal, the world's leading soccer and equipment provider.

Burch graduated from Centre College in 1994 along with his wife, Laura Jack. They have a 12-year-old boy named Charlie Hall and reside in Danville, Ky. He enjoys live music, travel, BBQ, and playing golf.

Centre College year-by-year highlights under Jeb Burch:

2012 15-4-3, Regular Season SAA Champions

- Colonels returned to the NCAA Tournament, defeating defending national champions 
- NSCAA Great Lakes Region, Ranked 4th
- 1 Player awarded 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
   -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
    - 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

   - Ben Van Nevel scored one of the fastest goals at the start of a game for an
   NCAA Div. III men's soccer record. The goal was scored in 11 seconds.

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

2006 12-4-1 , 3 rd 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 , 2 nd place SCAC 
   - NSCAA National Top 10 Ranking
   - 6 Players awarded All SCAC Honors
   - 4 Players awarded NSCAA – All Region Honors

2004 11-5-2 , 5 th place SCAC 
   - 3 Players awarded All SCAC Honors
   - 2 Players awarded NSCAA All – Region Honors
   - 1 Player awarded CoSIDA Academic All – America Honor

2003 11-6-1, 5 th place SCAC
   - 3 Players awarded All SCAC Honors
   - 2 Players awarded NSCAA All – Region Honors


2002 13-3-2, 4 th place SCAC
   - NSCAA National Top 10 Ranking
   - 5 Players awarded All SCAC Honors
   - 4 Players awarded NSCAA All – Region Honors