Coaching Records & Season Highlights
Brandon Boylan begins his second season as
head coach for the Union University Lady Bulldog soccer team. Boylan has just
completed the inaugural season for Union women’s soccer in which he led the team
to four wins. This season, he will not only lead the varsity team into their
second season of play, but also will head a reserve team to compliment and
improve this young women’s soccer program.
In addition to coaching women’s soccer,
Boylan will continue his responsibilities with the Student Life team as the
Associate Director of Wellness. He is a member of the National Soccer Coaches
Association of America (NSCAA), in which he has a soccer coaching diploma.
Boylan also holds a coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation.
A 1996 graduate of Union, Boylan received a
bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health. He is currently working to
finish his thesis for his Masters requirements from the University of Memphis.
Boylan, a native of Jacksonville, North
Carolina, has served on several different soccer staffs since graduating from
Union. In 1996, he was hired as the acting head coach for Covington High School
where he stayed until 1999. His responsibilities at Covington included all on
field preparation of the team during practice and games for both the men’s and
women’s teams. Other responsibilities included scheduling, fund raising and
working closely with the athletic director in regards to eligibility. Boylan
also served as assistant coach at East Tennessee State University, a NCAA
Division I program, from 1999 through 2000. Some of his responsibilities at ETSU
included contributing to on field preparation for the team during practices and
games, and also traveling for the purpose of recruiting athletes for the soccer
As a player, Boylan has experienced soccer in
several different regions of the country from Arizona to North Carolina. He also
has four years of international experience in Japan during his high school
During his time at Union as a student, Boylan
was instrumental in the starting and building of Union’s first ever soccer
program, which became varsity in 1998. He played four years for the Union club
soccer team that participated in the Southeastern Collegiate Club Soccer League.
Boylan is married to the former Rachel Rice
of Munford, Tenn. She is a graduate of Union with a degree in Biology and is
currently working as a Pharmacist with ‘Super D’ Drug Stores. Boylan and his
wife are proud new parents of their first child, Chase, born on June 2, 2006.
Isaac Brooks joins Union for his first season
as the assistant coach for the women’s soccer program. Brooks played four years
of soccer during the early years of the mens program from 1999-2002 and will be
able to give valuable guidance for the two-year old women’s soccer program.
Brooks, a native of Ridgetop, Tenn.,
graduated from Union in 2002 with a bachelors degree in Christian Ministries and
Recreation. He has spent the past few years working for the Memphis Athletic
Ministries. Brooks has also spent time as a coach for the Chicago Eagles and a
counselor for Young Life at Camp Trail West in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Brooks is the son Greg and Naomi Brooks, both
of Ridgetop, Tenn.