Brooke Lincoln is entering her fifth season as the head coach of the Asbury women's soccer team in 2017.
Last season, the Eagles finished in the top three of the conference standings and reached to the semifinals of the conference tournament for the third consecutive year before Point Park ended their season.
In 2014 and 2015, Asbury was the KIAC regular season champions but that return trip to the NAIA National Tournament via the KIAC Tournament Championship eluded Lincoln and her squad. The Eagles finished 12-5-1 in 2015 and 11-8 in 2014 but were upended in the KIAC tournament in 2014 in the KIAC Championship versus Rio Grande and exited in 2015 in the KIAC semifinals to newcomer West Virginia Tech. During those seasons the Eagles had two Players of the Year in the KIAC (Rachel Bertrand, DPOY - 2014, Teryn Wright, OPOY - 2015) and 14 All-Conference players under the tutelage of Lincoln. Lincoln also collected KIAC Coach of the Year honors in 2013 and again in 2015.
Brooke Lincoln went into 2014 with both a regular season and tournament championship under her belt in 2013, her first year with the program. The Eagles finished the 2013 season 4-16 but went on a run through the playoffs and qualified for the NAIA tournament with a 2-1 win over Point Park in the Championship game.
Lincoln was named just the fourth women’s soccer coach and the first female head coach since the program began in 2001.
Lincoln came to Asbury after serving as a graduate assistant at Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss. In 2012 Lincoln helped Belhaven reach the Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament for the first time after joining the league in 2010. The Blazers finished 8th in the highly competitive conference that had the top seed in the NAIA National Tournament. During Lincoln’s two years with the Blazers, she handled recruiting in the south region as well as in the state of Mississippi. Although a graduate assistant, Lincoln was the only assistant coach on staff and often ran training sessions. She was also charged with coordinating summer camps, bringing in more than 400 campers during the course of the summer as well as 10 teams.
Prior to joining the staff at Belhaven, Lincoln was the head girls’ soccer coach at Terry High School in Terry, Miss., for two years. At Terry, Lincoln guided the squad to the state Final Four for the first time in school history and garnered a ranking as high as No. 6, finishing the year at No. 12.
In addition to her coaching duties Lincoln will also serve as an Assistant Sports Information Director during the spring season.
LINCOLN'S CAREER NUMBERS
Year by Year at Asbury University
|2013||4-16||0.200||2-4||0.333||KIAC Tournament Champs; NAIA Nationals|
|2014||11-8||0.579||4-2||0.666||KIAC Tournament Runner-Up|
|2015||12-5-1||0.735||7-1||0.875||KIAC Tournament Semifinals|
|2016||10-6-3||0.605||5-2-1||0.688||RSC Tournament Semifinals|
Former Head Coach, High School Girls Soccer. 223 victories ranks top ten all-time in state of KY. Kentucky High School Girls Coach of the Year with 35 scholarship players. Member NSCAA since 1994, as well as National and Advanced National Diplomas
Published many articles in NSCAA Soccer Journal and is the Founder of Wiser Sports Leadership Consulting Firm, working with business and sports leaders, as well as teams, players and employees toward building a positive, challenging and rewarding atmosphere. Author of “WINNING YOUR PLAYERS”, a book devoted to assisting coaches efforts to bring their team together with trust, loyalty and respect/
Elyse Overton starts her second season at Asbury in 2016. She played collegiate soccer as a goalkeeper at Lee University from 2008-2012 and won four NAIA National Championships. Graduated in 2013 with Middle School Education/Math degree and has been teaching in Shelby County for 3 years. She has coached at the middle and high school level and has also done some individual coaching for ages 10-18.