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Gamecocks in search of new coach


Jacksonville State will be under new leadership next season on the soccer field as coach Julie Davis Carlson will not be returning.

Coach Carlson spent eight seasons at JSU, but unfortunately never had great success, while she did have top players who were in the past and still are recognized often by the conference.

From 2008-2011 the soccer team experienced double digit losses each season in all four being lsosing seasons. It appeared 2012 would be much different. After losing the opener to Middle Tennessee State, the Gamecocks went on to climb to a 10-2-1 record midway through the season. However, the season began to slowly turn bad with close loss after close loss as JSU failed to win any of its final seven games, losing six of them to finish 10-8-2 and just miss out on the conference tournament.

In the past eight seasons the Gamecocks have compiled a 43-75-11 record and have not been much of a home threat with a below .500 win percentage at home over the past five seasons going 17-20-7.

Athletic Director Warren Koegel said a committee has been put together to begin search for a new coach shortly, and that there are no frontrunners for the position at the beginning of the search.

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