Crowder College

Crowder College Athletics
601 Laclede Neosho, MO 64850
NJCAA Missouri Midwest
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Steven Harrison

Coach Harrison is in his 3rd year in charge of the Crowder soccer program.

They finished last season 13-4-2 and advanced to the Region 16 final for the 2nd year in a row.

Steven Harrison was named the head coach of the men’s soccer program at Crowder College in January of 2018.

Coach Harrison has coached at the junior college level for 15 years. He started his coaching career at Neosho County Community College in the fall of 2005 as the men’s and women’s assistant coach. In the spring of 2007 he took over the men’s program as the head coach. During his time there he won 2 KJCCC conference titles and was named KJCCC coach of the year in 2015.

After his time at Neosho, Coach Harrison took over the men’s head job at Northeast Texas Community College. He was the head coach there for 3 seasons and led the team to a winning record each season. He led the team to 3 straight Region 14 tournament appearances in what a lot of people see as the toughest NJCAA soccer region.

Coach Harrison attended Fontbonne College in St. Louis, MO and played soccer there all 4 years. He was named a two time all-conference player and was team captain his junior and senior season. He graduated from Fontbonne with a degree in communications/public relations. After attending Fontbonne, Coach Harrison attended Webster University and received his master’s in media communications from there.

Coach Harrison is originally from Columbia, Missouri and currently resides in Neosho. He is married to Melissa Harrison and they have a daughter named Olivia.

“I am excited to be here at Crowder College. I would like to thank the president and the hiring committee for giving me this opportunity. This area has a lot of good soccer players that I hope to get to Crowder College, and compete for Region 16 titles.”

Coaching History:

2018-Present Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Crowder College (24-11-3) record

2015-2017 Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Northeast Texas Community College/Associate Athletic Director (27-24-2) record

2007-2015 Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Neosho County Community College/Assistant Athletic Director (88-51-9) record

2005-2007 Assistant Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach at Neosho County Community College

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Desmond Williams

Coach Williams is beginning his 2nd season as the assistant coach of the Crowder soccer program.

Desmond Williams is from Dallas, TX and started playing club soccer at age 11 in North Dallas for AYSES soccer club for the top league in the area. He has played for multiple clubs throughout his youth years in North Texas including Andromeda soccer club, Texas Longhorns soccer club, and top ranked Dallas Texans Soccer Club. He’s played in big time tournaments such as the ESPN Disney Showcase in Florida and Dallas Cup where teams from all over the world come to play.

He played soccer and ran track for 2 years at McMurry University in Abilene, TX. Starting as a freshman on the field, he was second in goals scored and was nominated for freshman of the year. Desmond was an 4x All- American in track as well as a National Champion (school record and national record 24-4).

Desmond then transferred and ran track for 2 years at Missouri Southern State University where he broke the long jump record with a mark of 7.54m (24’8). Other personal best includes 10.80 in the 100m dash, 21.1 in the 200m dash, 48.6 in the 400m dash and a 47 second split in the 4x400m relay. Desmond Graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness with a minor in Business Management.

Desmond also made his debut with the Semi Professional Demize PASL team in 2017 and was the leading goal scorer with 13 goals, while also playing for the semi professional Demize NPSL during the 2017 and 2018 season.

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