Lipscomb Hires Davidson Assistant.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Following three seasons as a men’s soccer recruiting coordinator and coach for Davidson College, Kevin O’Brien has been named the head women’s soccer coach at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

O’Brien is the third women’s coach of the NCAA Division I era at Lipscomb. The Bison compete in the Atlantic Sun.

During O’Brien’s three-year tenure at Davidson, the Wildcats cracked the Top 25, defeated four nationally ranked teams and signed three top-150 recruits.

“I can’t thank the administration and (head coach) Matt Spear enough for the opportunity to impact the program at Davidson, ” said O’Brien. “My relationships with the players and staff will be longstanding, and I will carry many great memories from my time here.”

Davidson defeated two nationally ranked teams in the same season twice in his three seasons. In 2009, #25 South Carolina and #6 Duke fell by 4-1 scores, and in 2011, #19 Denver and eventual NCAA National Champion, #2 North Carolina both suffered defeats to Davidson. A strong start in 2009 pushed Davidson into the Soccer America Top 25 in 2009, and the ‘Cats received top-25 votes in 2010. Serving as the program’s recruiting point-person, O’Brien helped assemble a strong incoming class for the 2011 season that included three College Soccer News Top-150 recruits, with one ranking in the Top 50 nationally.

“Kevin has been a wonderful contributor to Davidson,” said Spear. “We thank him and we wish him the very best. He’s ready for this next transition, and it makes me happy when good things happen to good people.”

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