DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson Director of Athletics Jim Murphy and school officials announced today that Adam Denton has been named the head women’s soccer coach.
“We are very pleased to have Adam assume the role of head women’s soccer coach,” said Murphy. “Adam has a disciplined approach to the game and strong teaching experience. We are excited about this opportunity.”
Denton, who has been on the Wildcats’ staff since the 2013 season and was recently promoted to associate head coach this past season, becomes the program’s fourth head coach since the inaugural season in 1989.
A native of Liverpool, England, Denton helped the Wildcats transition into the Atlantic 10 in 2014 after a 20-year run in the Southern Conference.
“I’m honored to be taking the position of head coach here at Davidson College for the women’s soccer program,” said Denton. I would like to thank Jim Murphy, Katy McNay, and every member of the Davidson family for giving me this opportunity to lead the program. “It is a privilege to work with Davidson student-athletes and with the strong foundation already in place, I am extremely excited to get started with the team as we build towards future success in the extremely competitive A-10 Conference.”
Denton brings a deep background in coaching and playing. Prior to joining the ‘Cats’ staff, he was the Girls Director of Coaching for the Lake Norman Soccer Club (LNSC), coaching and developing girls from 9-18 years old, while directing the Atlantic Soccer League for 14-17 year olds.
In addition to working with the LNSC, Denton was the Elite Club National League Director of Coaching in Charlotte, N.C., from 2009-2013. He was also part of the Charlotte Soccer Club as a director/coach from 2003-2009.
Denton was a standout player in college at Wingate. He broke onto the college scene by winning the South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year in 1997. He went on to be All-SAC and All-Region each of his four years, while earning All-American honors in 1999.
Denton graduated from Wingate in 2001 with a bachelor of science in sports management.
He played three years of professional soccer, playing with the Everton FC in his hometown from 1995-1997. He currently holds coaching licenses of USSF "A", NSCAA Premier Diploma and UEFA "B".