JACKSON, Tenn. – Feb. 28, 2005 – Brandon Boylan has been named the head coach of the new Union University women’s soccer team that will begin this fall.
Boylan, a 1996 graduate of Union and a native of Jacksonville, N.C., will begin his coaching duties immediately. He is already on staff at Union as associate director of wellness services.
“It is an honor and privilege to be named to this position,” Boylan said “As an alum of Union, it was always a goal of mine to be a part of starting a women’s soccer program at Union.”
“We are very excited to have Brandon join our department as the women’s soccer coach,” Union athletic director David Blackstock said. “He has previous coaching experience at both the high school and NCAA Division I level. Brandon brings a good work ethic to the program that will mesh the women’s soccer program into an already successful athletic department.”
Now Boylan is busy recruiting for his first season, which will begin in August.
“My job is challenging because I want to take the winning tradition of the Union athletic department and bring that to the women’s soccer program,” Boylan said. “I want to build the women’s program with young ladies who will excel on and off the field.”
During his undergraduate years at Union, Boylan was instrumental in starting and building Union’s first soccer program. He was a part of the first Union club soccer team which became a varsity team in 1998.
After graduating from Union in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health, Boylan was head coach of the Covington (Tenn.) High School soccer team until 1999. From there he went to East Tennessee State University, where he was an assistant soccer coach.
He is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and holds a coaching license from the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Boylan is working on a master’s degree from the University of Memphis.
For more information about the women’s soccer program, call Boylan at (731) 661-5293.
Steven Aldridge, Sports Information Director