Eastern Florida State College Names Adam Butler as New Head Coach of the Men’s Soccer Program
By Michael Parsons, Eastern Florida State College // April 16, 2022
third head coach in EFSC program history
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida State College has hired Adam Butler as the new head coach of the men’s soccer program.
Butler becomes the third head coach in program history, taking over for Jeff Carr who took over the program last season.
“I am very excited to be a part of Eastern Florida and grateful to get this opportunity from athletic director Jeff Carr and school president Dr. Jim Richey,” Butler said.
“I can’t wait to be a part of the history and culture of Eastern Florida State College.”
The London, England native comes to the Titans from Coastal Bend College where he led the team to its first NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament in 2021, and won the program’s first-ever Region XIV regular-season championship.
Butler was a standout for Southwestern Christian University, earning Sooner Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference honors in 2014 and 2015, and National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Region Second Team in 2014. Butler became SCU’s first NAIA All American in 2015.
After graduating he became the top assistant coach for the Eagles as they captured 2016, 2017, and 2018 National Christian College Athletic Association National Champions while posting a 54-14-7 record.
“I had a couple of good mentors at Southwestern. I learned a lot, had a lot of hands-on experience, and got to be the face of the program for a lot of my time there,” Butler said.
“Then I got my first real shot and I feel that I made a massive mark, broke some records, won our conference, and made our first appearance in the national tournament – made the Beeville Hall of Fame, so we did a lot there and it is a place I will always cherish but I am ready for the new challenge and looking for bigger and better things.”
Eastern Florida State College was 5-6 last season, missing the NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament. EFSC will be hosting the National Tournament in 2022, the first time the school will host the men’s soccer national tournament.
“Absolutely, a lot of pressure, and it would be a bonus to be involved in our first year and it is fantastic to be able to host the national tournament,” Butler said.
“But I want to bring an attacking, exciting brand of soccer to EFSC, that is what I want to produce and get the fans to come out and watch an entertaining game.”
Butler also played with the Vermont Voltage, Laredo Heat, and Mississippi Brilla, before serving as an assistant with the UPSL’s Oklahoma City 1889. He holds a USSF National B Coaching License.
Butler holds a B.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Sports Management and M.A. in Leadership both from Southwestern Christian University.
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