University of the Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands Athletics Dept
7526 College Station Drive Williamsburg, KY 40769
NAIA Kentucky Midwest
Private Small National competitor


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Steve Hamilton

In 2018, Steve Hamilton enters his fourth season as Head Coach of the Patriots' Women's Soccer team and his 14th season coaching collegiately. Coach Hamilton has guided the Patriots to a 27-24-5 (9-9-3 Mid-South Conference) record, including a 1-3 mark in Mid-South Conference Tournament play.

Hamilton earned his first MSC Tournament coaching victory when No. 4-seeded University of the Cumberlands defeated No. 5-seeded Shawnee State 3-0 on 11/3/16.

Hamilton has had three players garner First Team All-Conference honors, while six players have received Second Team All-Conference recognition. In 2017, Sara Randez became the first Patriot player in program history to be named the MSC Freshman of the Year. In addition to his success on the field, the Patriots have had 25 players earn Academic All-Conference accolades, while three players have been named Daktronics All-Americans.

Prior to UC, Hamilton spent eight seasons as the Head Coach of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. He was recognized as the Coach of the Year in 2007. He also coached ENC to its first-ever home conference (TCCC) playoff win in 2011, its first ECAC Tournament in school history in 2013, and its first-ever home conference playoff semifinal game in 2014. Previously, Coach Hamilton was at Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY where he went 20-16 in two seasons.

Hamilton began his career as a soccer player as well as a track and field athlete at Roberts Wesleyan College from 1996-1999. He graduated in 1999 with a degree in Education and Psychology. After graduatiing, he continued his playing career as a member of the United Soccer League (USL), playing for Frazier Valley in 2001.

Hamilton earned Advanced National and Premier Diplomas (2006-2011) and earned a World Football Academy Periodization Diploma in 2014. He also earned a Masters of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from California University of Pennsylvania.

During his previous two coaching stints, he has coached 38 All-Conference players and one All-Region player.

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John Newbery

John Newbery is finished his fifth season as an assistant coach with the University of the Cumberlands soccer program in 2019. Newberry works with goalkeepers as well as assists in recruiting.

In his five years as assistant coach with the women's team, the Patriots have played to a 57-30-8 (21-10-5 Mid-South Conference) record, including a 2-5 mark in MSC Tournament play. Newberry began coaching the men's keepers in 2019, helping them to a 10-7-2 overall record, 5-3 in MSC play.

Under his tutelage, Newberry saw his keepers note 17 shutout wins between both programs in 2019. Over his Patriots tenure, his players have amassed 49 clean sheets, collected 446 saves (3.912 per game), and allowed 144 goals (1.25 GAA).

Prior to UC, while living in Washington state, Coach Newberry served as an assistant and goalkeeper coach for the Trinity Lutheran College Men’s and Northwest University Women’s Soccer programs.

As a goalkeeper, John played at the college, semi-pro, and professional level. In his four years of collegiate play at the University of the Cumberlands, he was a part of a team that was consistently in the top 25 for the NAIA and ended his junior and senior year ranked nationally in the top 15. John played semi-pro in the PASL-Premier league (Snohomish Skyhawks) and professionally in the PASL-Pro (Tacoma Stars). John currently holds a USSF National "D" Coaching License.

Coach Newberry is originally from Westport, KY where he was graduated from North Oldham High School. John attended and graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. In the past three years at UC, John has completed his Master of Arts in Christian Studies and Masters of Arts in Education (Secondary Biology).

Coach Newberry has been married to Kaitlyn Newbery for three years and they welcomed their first child, Evangeline, in July.

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Aileen Clouse

Aileen Clouse is entering her first season as a graduate assistant with the University of the Cumberlands Women's Soccer program in 2018. In her position with UC, Clouse will be assisting with the first team and reserve team.

Most recently, Clouse has served as an Assistant Coach at St. Mary's College and the Girls Director of Coaching for Indiana Invaders FC. In her role with St. Mary's College, Clouse worked with the goalkeepers and defenders, while assisting with recruiting and camps.

Prior to getting into coaching, Clouse played four years of collegiate soccer, split between Defiance College (2011-12) and Holy Cross College (2012-14). At Holy Cross, she set the program's single-season save record with 195 saves (2012), garnered the first conference shutout in program history (2012) and was named to the CCAC All-Academic Team (2013).

Her coaching licenses and certifications include: NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 3 Diploma, USSF National D License, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, and the Meulensteen Method 100 and 200 courses.

Clouse, who graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business with a minor in Sports Management from Holy Cross College in May of 2014, is pursuing her Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education.

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