Coaching Records & Season Highlights
Brandon Boylan begins his fourth season as
head coach for the Union University Lady Bulldog soccer team. Boylan has
built this young program from the its inaugural season in 2005 to a
conference and region contender in each of the past two seasons. Boylan not only coaches the varsity
women's soccer program, but also leads the junior varsity program that is
now in its third year.
Boylan and the Lady Bulldogs are coming off a second
straight year of record setting performances. Union posted a
record-high 13 wins and finished third in the TranSouth, one win away from
placing first. Union also boasted a third place finish in the conference tournament. The team earned a
bid to their second straight NAIA Region XI Tournament. His three-year
coaching record is 27-25-1 (.519).
In addition to coaching women’s soccer,
Boylan will continue his responsibilities with the Student Life team as the
Associate Director of Wellness. He is a member of the National Soccer
Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), in which he has a soccer coaching
diploma. Boylan also holds a coaching license from the United States Soccer
A 1996 graduate of Union, Boylan received
a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health.
Boylan, a native of Jacksonville, North
Carolina, has served on several different soccer staffs since graduating
from Union. In 1996, he was hired as the acting head coach for Covington
High School where he stayed until 1999. His responsibilities at Covington
included all on-field preparation of the team during practice and games for
both the men’s and women’s teams. Other responsibilities included
scheduling, fund-raising and working closely with the athletic director in
regards to eligibility. Boylan also served as assistant coach at East
Tennessee State University, an NCAA Division I program, from 1999 through
2000. Some of his responsibilities at ETSU included contributing to on field
preparation for the team during practices and games, and also traveling for
the purpose of recruiting athletes for the soccer program.
As a player, Boylan has experienced
soccer in several different regions of the country from Arizona to North
Carolina. He also has four years of international experience in Japan during
his high school career.
During his time at Union as a student,
Boylan was instrumental in the starting and building of Union’s first ever
soccer program, which became varsity in 1998. He played four years for the
Union club soccer team that participated in the Southeastern Collegiate Club
Boylan is married to the former Rachel
Rice of Munford, Tenn. She is a graduate of Union with a degree in Biology
and is currently working as a Pharmacist with ‘Super D’ Drug Stores. Boylan
and his wife are the proud parents of Chase, born on June
2, 2006, and Caleb, born August 5, 2008.
Isaac Brooks is now in his third
season as the assistant coach for the Union women’s soccer program. Brooks played
three years of soccer during the early years of the men's program from
1999-2002 and will be able to give valuable guidance for the young Union
women’s soccer program.
In the spring of 2007, Brooks led his club team, the 91 Lady
Flyers, to the Division III State Title in just his first season with the
team. He is also a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), in which he has a soccer coaching diploma.
In 2008, Brooks was selected to be a board member for the Jackson Area Wide Soccer (JAWS) organization.
Brooks, a native of Ridgetop, Tenn.,
graduated from Union in 2002 with a bachelors degree in Christian Ministries
and Recreation. He has spent the past few years working for the Memphis
Athletic Ministries. Brooks has also spent time as a coach for the Chicago
Eagles and a counselor for Young Life at Camp Trail West in Buena Vista,
Brooks is the son Greg and Naomi Brooks,
both of Ridgetop, Tenn.