Women’s Soccer Moves in New Direction

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University Director of Athletics Alex Ricker-Gilbert announced the search for a new women's soccer coach on Thursday, May 3. The department has decided to move in a new direction, parting ways with former head coach Brian Copham.

"We are very appreciative of Coach Copham's commitment to the program and the University," said Ricker-Gilbert. "The team was able to capture an ASUN title during his time here and enjoyed great success in the classroom. We would like to thank him for his ten years of service here at Jacksonville University."

During his 10 seasons at the helm of the program, Jacksonville finished first or second in the league on three occasions (2010, 2011, 2013). Under Copham's direction, the team shared a three-way tie for first place in 2011. He led the Dolphins to the 2013 ASUN Tournament Championship for the program's third and most recent NCAA Tournament appearance.

The team posted a 4-8-5 record in the ASUN Tournament as 16 players earned All-Tournament Team accolades, including the 2013 ASUN Tournament MVP (Sarah Sierra).

Katherine Crump will remain on the staff as an assistant coach. A national search for a new head of the program will begin immediately.