Drew Courtney begins his fourth season as the Head Coach of the Bryan College Men's Soccer Program.
Courtney is returning after leading the Lions to an impressive overall 16-3-3 record, trip to the 2016 NAIA Men’s Soccer Nationals Opening Round, and a final ranking of 17th in the 2016 Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Postseason Top-25 Poll, reaching as high as a No. 10 ranking. The Lions achieved these feats despite playing more ranked teams than any other top-25 program. Courtney saw Lions garner AAC Freshman of the Year, AAC Defensive Player of the Year, three AAC Offensive Players of the Week, four AAC Defensive Players of the Week, NAIA Defensive Player of the Week, TSWA Player of the Week, six NAIA Scholar Athletes, four All-AAC 1st Team members, two All-AAC 2nd Team members, 10 AAC All-Academic members, an NAIA All-American 2nd Team member, two NAIA All-American Honorable Mentions, two named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team, and two CoSIDA Academic All-American 2nd Team members.
In his second season at the helm of the Bryan Men’s Soccer Program, he earned the title of AAC Coach of the Year. He led the 2015 team to a conference championship going undefeated in conference play in his second season.
Courtney is also the Head Coach for the Chattanooga Football Club Women's team, which compete in the Women's Premier Soccer League during the summer months.
Coach Courtney joined the Lions after spending the previous 3 seasons at Covenant College where he served as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., Courtney graduated from Chattanooga Christian School in 2004 before attending NCAA Division II Lander University in South Carolina to play soccer. A four-year starting mid-fielder for the Bearcats, Courtney helped lead the team to three consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament, including appearances in the elite eight and sweet sixteen.
Following his graduation from Lander with a bachelor’s degree, Courtney received the opportunity to play out west for the Southern California Seahorses of the Premier Development League (PDL). Courtney played one season there before moving back east for stints with the Mississippi Brilla of the PDL and the Chattanooga Football Club of the National Premier Soccer League. He competed with the CFC through the summer of 2011 before retiring as a professional player.
Courtney began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Belhaven University (Jackson, Mississippi), in the fall of 2009. The Blazers went 26-6-5 in Courtney’s two seasons there and earned a trip to the NAIA national tournament in 2010.
Following his time with Belhaven, Courtney became the top assistant at Covenant College in 2011 where he served for three seasons. During his time at Covenant, Courtney helped oversee the program’s transition into full NCAA III competition and developed a competitive Junior Varsity program.
Courtney also coached the Mississippi Brilla for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The Brilla are members of the Premier Development League. Over 450 players in MLS or USL first played in the PDL, including players from Courtney's teams.
Courtney had this to say about his transition just up Highway 27 to Bryan: "I am thankful to Taylor and the Administration for their trust in me to lead the men's soccer program. Coach Johnson and Coach Zensen have set a high standard both on the field and off of it. I am honored to follow such great men, and lead a program with such great tradition."
Courtney resides in Chattanooga, TN with his wife, Cassie and daughter, Collins.
|0||Alejandro Toro||JR||GK||6-0||165||Cali, Colombia|
|1||Alex Horton||JR||GK||6-4||185||Nuneaton, England|
|2||Lewis Perkins||FR||D||5-11||165||Dereham, England|
|3||David Solis||FR||D||5-7||150||Littleton, Colorado|
|4||Jason Ward||JR||M||5-9||160||Norwich, England|
|6||Dino Jones||JR||D||6-2||196||Manchester, England|
|7||Charlie Clarke||JR||F||6-0||193||Norwich, England|
|8||Marcelo Monteiro||JR||M||6-0||176||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|9||Phillip Mphekgwane||FR||M||5-7||144||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|10||Kevin Roenpage||SR||M||5-11||176||Bremen, Germany|
|11||Jonathan Ricketts||SO||M||6-1||165||Dayton, Tennessee|
|12||Keith Lyons||JR||M||5-7||152||Dandridge, Tennessee|
|13||Aaron Attree||FR||F||6-0||173||Norwich, England|
|14||Joao Paulo Pinheiro||FR||D||5-10||148||Cornelio Procopio, Brazil|
|15||Artur Dombrowski||FR||M||5-7||159||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|16||Stephen Ricketts||SR||D||6-2||171||Dayton, Tennessee|
|17||Brad Spooner||SO||M||5-9||145||Norwich, England|
|18||Joe Goreham||JR||M||5-11||163||Norwich, England|
|19||Michael Torner||FR||D||6-3||157||Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|20||Jordan Lopez||FR||F||5-9||164||Cleveland, Tennessee|
|22||Daniel Vonthin||SR||M||6-0||162||Wetzlar, Germany|
|23||Angel Santiago||SO||D||5-10||183||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|24||Jake Poulakis||SO||M||5-6||135||Cleveland, Tennessee|
|Matthew Dupee||SO||M||5-10||Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Dylan Evans||SO||D/M||6-0||Albany, Georgia|
|Bryce Gibby||SO||D/M||5-8||Dayton, Tennessee|
|Isaac Hendrix||JR||D||5-11||Dayton, Tennessee|
|Joe Hobbs||SO||M||6-4||Clearwater, Florida|
|Jonathon Hostetler||SO||D||5-10||Evensville, Tennessee|
|Timothy Hostetler||JR||M/F||5-5||Evensville, Tennessee|
|Ethan Jones||FR||GK||5-10||South Pittsburg, Tennessee|
|Sam Jones||SO||D||5-10||Dayton, Tennessee|
|Riley Lawyer||SO||D||6-0||White House, Tennessee|
|Garren Miller||FR||M||5-11||Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Jeremy Montoya||SO||D||5-10||Siguatepeque, Honduras|
|Steven Rant||SO||F||5-11||Long Island, New York|
|Joshua Robe||FR||F||6-2||Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Ben Rodriguez||SO||F/M||6-2||Cleveland, Tennessee|
|Jessie Sanchez||SR||M||5-5||Dayton, Tennessee|
|Adam Sanderson||JR||M/F||6-1||Dayton, Tennessee|
|Alexendre Silva||SO||F/M||5-11||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Jacob Sommers||SO||D||6-0||Dayton, Tennessee|
|Christian Warren||SO||M||5-10||Greenbrier, Tennessee|