Adam Pearce Named Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
July 24, 2009
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Adam Pearce, who has served the last three seasons as the head men's and women's soccer coach at Spring Hill College, has been named Oregon State assistant men's soccer coach head coach Steve Simmons announced on Friday.
'Adam Pearce is an up and coming coach with an extreme passion for teaching the game. He's acquired different coaching and playing experiences across the country and internationally in a short time,' Simmons said. 'There's no doubt his coaching ability, in particular his work with goalkeepers, and roots in the Willamette Valley makes this situation a great fit. In the end, I'm excited to have Adam (Pearce) and his wife, Anna, become a part of the Beaver family.'
In three seasons under Pearce, Spring Hill College (Mobile, Ala.) tallied a 26-22-7 record in women's soccer and a 12-34-6 record in men's soccer. In 2007 and 2008, the Lady Badgers posted their first consecutive winning seasons in program history, finishing second in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) in '07. Pearce finished his tenure with the most career wins in SHC women's history.
Pearce had three men and seven women named All-GCAC in his time at SHC. Two male and seven female athletes were named Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athletes along with two of his women's teams achieving recognition as NAIA Scholar Teams. In 2008, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) also selected his women's team to receive a Scholar Team Award.
Prior to Spring Hill College, Pearce spent two seasons as an assistant coach with Concordia (Ore.) University and served as an assistant coach at Central Arkansas for one season. In addition, Pearce served as the head coach at Ridgefield (Wash.) High School and was a graduate assistant coach at Akron for one season.
Pearce played for three seasons at Concordia, where he was a two-time all-conference selection and earned NAIA Honorable Mention All-America honors in 1999. He then went on to play professionally for the Portland Timbers and participated in professional trials in England and Ireland.
Pearce graduated magna cum laude from Concordia University with a bachelor of arts in physical education in May 2000 and earned a master's of education from Akron in May 2004.