Spring Hill College men's and women's soccer head coach Adam Pearce has resigned his post to take an assistant men's soccer coach position in his home state at Oregon State University, Vice President for Student Affairs/Interim Director of Athletics Joe Deighton announced on Friday. Pearce leaves after three seasons leading both the men's and women's programs at Spring Hill.
Under Pearce, the Badgers tallied a 12-34-6 record in men's soccer and a 26-22-7 record in women's soccer. In 2007 and 2008, the Lady Badgers posted their first consecutive winning seasons in program history, finishing second in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) regular season in '07. Pearce finishes his tenure on The Hill with the most career wins in SHC women's history.
Pearce had three men and seven women named All-GCAC in his time at SHC. Two male and seven female athletes were named Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athletes along with two of his women's teams achieving recognition as NAIA Scholar Teams. In 2008, the National Soccer Coach's Association of America (NSCAA) also selected his women's team to receive a Scholar Team Award.
"Spring Hill wants to thank Coach Pearce for his excellent service and we wish him the best of luck in Corvallis [Ore.]," said Deighton. "He has laid a solid foundation for our soccer programs both on and off the field and while we will miss his leadership, we fully understand why OSU would want to bring such a quality individual to their program."