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CAMP DATES

 

 

Boys Summer ID Camp:

 

July 22nd: 5pm - 8pm (Saturday)

$75


Youth Camp: Ages 5-13
Session 1: June 26th - 29th (Monday - Thursday) 

Session 2: July 10th -13th (Monday - Thursday)

 


 


 

 


 

Staff

 

Coaching Staff

 

 

Head Coach Bryan Davis

 


Bryan DavisAlma Mater:  Wisconsin
Graduating Year:  2001
Experience:  6 Years

 

Bryan Davis was named as the ninth head coach in Wright State men's soccer history on May 1, 2009. As he enters his fourth season in 2012, his passion and enthusiasm to improve the program has not wavered in the least.

 

Just as improves were made to Alumni Field, the home of the Raiders, in 2011, the men's soccer program also made a noticebale improvement in wins and Horizon League placement.  After being picked to finish last in the league's preseason poll, Davis led his team to an 11-7-2 record overall and a 5-2-1 league mark, good for a second-place tie.  WSU then advanced to the championship match of the Horizon League Tournament against Loyola before falling 1-0 in overtime.

 

The team also garnered five All-Horizon League honors, including two First Teamers in Brian Cothern and Bryce Rockwell-Ashton and Craig Feehan, Justin Laird and Gustav Svensson on the All-Newcomer Team.  Feehan was also named the league's Newcomer of the Year.

 

In 2010, the Raiders jumped out to the best start since the early days of the program (1972) by winning their first four contests, including a 1-0 victory of Xavier. That start, and a keen interest in marketing on Davis' part, helped increase crowd greatly as crowds of more than 1,000 became commonplace.

 

In Davis' first season at the helm, the Raiders went 6-10-1 and finished the season by winning four of their last six matches, highlighted by a 1-0 victory against 2008 Horizon League tournament champion and NCAA Tournament participant Loyola.

 

Along with this on field growth, WSU experienced success on the recruiting trail. Davis' 2009 recruiting class highlighted freshman defender Brad Bamberger, who was selected to the Horizon League's All-Newcomer team.

 

Davis came to WSU after four seasons at George Washington University. While at GWU, he worked with the squad's goalkeepers and assisted head coach George Lidster with recruiting, training, scheduling, budgeting, fundraising, alumni outreach and monitoring the team's academic progress.

 

A major component of Davis' duties at GWU was heading up the recruiting efforts which landed the Colonials with the 27th nationally ranked recruiting class in 2008, according to College Soccer News. The highest-ranked class in George Washington history included Brice Carr (US U17 Residency Program), and Yoni Berhanu (2008 Atlantic 10 rookie of the year).

 

Davis' recruiting success, though, didn't start with that class as one of his earliest recruits at GWU, Andrew Stadler, on his way to being named NSCAA First Team All-Region in 2008 and 2009, was ranked in the top ten for NCAA Division I scoring in 2008 with 14 goals and ranked in the top 5 in Division I soccer in 2009 in Goals per game with 13 goals in 13 games played.

 

Davis arrived at GWU from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he served as the head coach of Waukesha West High School from 2003-2004. With Davis at the helm, Waukesha West earned a top-five state ranking in 2004 and a ranking of 12th in the region. In Davis' first season at Waukesha West, he mentored former Colonials Greg Yahr, Thomas Stuber and Mike Briscoe.

 

Davis also has coaching experience with several Olympic Development Programs across the country. The Wisconsin native was on the staff of the Virginia ODP from 2005-2008, was a coach for Wisconsin ODP in 2004 and is now involved with Ohio South ODP. Davis also worked with the Region I ODP program after coaching in Region II in 2005.

 

In addition, Davis serves as the director of the Elite Team Camp and the Elite Goalkeeper Academy. Recently, Davis was also head coach for the U18 Potomac Academy Team and on staff with the Potomac Soccer Club. His U-15 boys' team finished third in the nation at the 2005 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship.

 

Davis played for the University of Cincinnati in 1997 and the University of Wisconsin in 1998, graduating from Wisconsin in 2001.

 

COACHING LICENSES:

Davis currently holds his NSCAA National and Advanced National Diplomas, NSCAA Level I and Level II Goalkeeper Diplomas, USSF Goalkeeper License, and USSF "B" License.

 

 

Jake Slemker

 

Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

 

Jake SlemkerHometown:  Englewood, OH
High School:  Northmont
Alma Mater:  Wright State
Graduating Year:  2008
Experience:  4 Years

 

Entering his third season, Dayton native and former Wright State soccer player Jake Slemker joined the Raider coaching staff as an assistant coach in March, 2010.

 

"Jake spent two seasons at the junior college level in Arizona to which he really found a true passion for the coaching side of the game," WSU head coach Bryan Davis said.  "For me it is also important that we have alumni on staff whenever possible. WSU has a great soccer tradition and Jake has been a great ambassador for our program to continue to reconnect with that tradition."

 

Slemker, who played for WSU from 2003 to 2007, has been an assistant coach at Scottsdale (AZ) Community College for the past two seasons. A 2003 graduate of Northmont High School, he was a four-year starter in the Raiders' backfield. Slemker also spent some time playing professionally with the Cincinnati Kings and Arizona Sahuaros.

 

COACHING LICENSES:

Slemker currently holds his NSCAA Premier License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma..

 

 

 

 

 

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