Julie Davis CarlsonHead Coach
Office Phone: (864) 231-2012
Julie Davis Carlson enters her first season at the helm of the Anderson University’s women’s soccer program.
Davis Carlson is familiar with the Upstate, the state of South Carolina and the region after serving the past two seasons with the Clemson women’s soccer program. In addition to other responsibilities, she assisted with the Tigers’ day-to-day training and development, scouted opponents and analyzed game film, while serving as camp administrator for the Tiger Girls Soccer Camps.
She arrived in the Electric City after playing an integral part in the Tiger’s success the past two seasons, helping guide Clemson to 27 wins and back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament this past November, while posting an overall 14-4-2 record – marking the Orange and Purple’s most successful season since 2002. CU also claimed second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season standings and earned a 3-0 win over Furman for its first NCAA Tournament win since 2007.
Prior to coming to Clemson, Davis Carlson was the head coach at Jacksonville State for eight seasons (2005-13) after tackling the challenge of building the Virginia Military Institute women’s soccer program from scratch in 2002 and serving as the Keydet’s head coach from 2002-05.
While at Jacksonville State, Davis Carlson’s Gamecocks earned the Ohio Valley Conference Team Academic Achievement Award following the 2011-12 year for the most athletes with a 3.25 cumulative GPA or higher in women's soccer. Five players achieved a 4.0 GPA, while 19-of-26 players posted a 3.25 GPA or higher. Additionally, JSU women’s soccer ranked in the NCAA Division I Top-10 nationally with a 3.57 GPA.
Over her eight seasons at the helm of the JSU program seasons, Carlson's roster accumulated several OVC First and Second-Team All-Conference honors, OVC Players of the Week and an OVC Freshman of the Year.
Davis Carlson’s squads also received the National Soccer Coaches Athletic Association Academic Team Award during each of the eight seasons.
Davis Carlson served as an assistant coach at Arkansas-Fayetteville from 1999-2002 and Miami of Ohio from 1997-1999 and she has served on both the NCAA and NSCAA South Region Rankings Committees during her career.
She is also head coach of the U17 Girls CASA Challenge. After posting a 16-0 record and winning State Cup, the team qualified to move up in divisional play for the fall, 2015 season. They went on to go 4-3-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the division. They completed the season with a 6-4-2 record for 2015.The team posted a perfect 16-0 record in the fall of 2014, while claiming the 2014 SCYSA State Cup Championship after finishing as runners-up a year earlier. Davis Carlson has also worked as a staff coach with the US Soccer Region III Olympic Development Program, a program she was involved with since 2001. In addition, she also served as a USYSA state staff coach with the South Carolina Olympic Development Program, and previously served in that role with the Alabama ODP from 2006-10.
She also formerly served as Director of Coaching for the Clemson Anderson Soccer Alliance (CASA), where she oversaw the day-to-day organization management of the entire club, all coaching education and development and player training development, and coached two age-group teams – U14 Boys and U16 Girls.
Davis Carlson graduated from Wright State with a B.A. in Psychology and earned a M.S. in Sports Leadership, Parks & Recreation from Virginia Commonwealth. She holds an A License in coaching from the United States Soccer Federation as well as an NSCAA Premier Diploma.
Sheresides in Clemson, S.C. with her husband, Clint Carlson.
Dallas HallAssistant Coach
Office Phone: (864) 231-2012
Hall comes to Anderson after spending a season under Traquair at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., where Traquair was the head women’s soccer coach. Together, the tandem brought in Wesleyan’s largest recruiting class in the program’s history of 17 players and added nine more wins than the previous year’s team. During the season, Hall assisted Traquair on implementing “Kick ALS” night where the program raised over $1,700 for the fight against ALS.
“Dallas will be an excellent addition for our program and I am delighted he has decided to come on board,” Traquair said. “He has many attributes that will make this group better on and off the field. He is a young coach that is very eager to learn and he understands how I like to play the game and how to implement our ideas to the players. We are ready to hit the ground running and take this program forward.”
During his time at Wesleyan, Hall was also a soccer coach at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon where he coached middle and high school players. While managing equipment, travel and mentored players at all levels, he also coordinated practices for both middle school and high school squads.
Hall has some experience in American Football as well, spending a summer with the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills as its Player Personnel/Management Intern where he assisted with the team’s training camp at St. John Fisher College in 2012.
After his internship, Hall received his degree in Sports Management at Kennesaw State University where he was a member of the school’s Dean’s List all four years. As a student, he volunteered with various organizations on campus while working with professional sports franchises in the Atlanta Falcons and Arena Football League’s Georgia Force.
Before stepping foot on KSU’s campus, Hall was a four-year letterwinner in soccer during his prep career.
As a soccer coach, Hall has been certified by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) and VIRTUS Training, while earning his NSCAA National Diploma.
Jack MarchantAssistant/Goalkeepers Coach
Office Phone: (864) 231-2034
Marchant was named the Assistant/Goalkeepers Coach for both programs on September 1, 2015.
Marchant most recently coached at the University of Rio Grande, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) program in Rio Grande, Ohio. As a member of the Red Storm coaching staff, Marchant assisted with the men’s and women’s programs where he led the teams to a combined 22 wins. In addition to his coaching duties, he helped in planning and executing training sessions, was responsible for recruiting and scouting and organized match-day sponsors and promotions.
Prior to his coaching stint, Marchant played for Rio Grande, under Sean Bray, where he led the Red Storm as the team’s goalkeeper to five appearances in the NAIA Championships. Following his senior season, Marchant was named an NAIA All-American.
As a youth player, Marchant played for Hull City A.F.C in Hull, England and Bradford City in Bradford, England. A native of Leeds, England, Marchant made the move to the United States in 2008.
Marchant earned a bachelor of science, business management from Rio Grande in 2012 and later earns his Masters in Business Administration in 2014 and Masters of Education with a focus on athletic coaching and leadership in 2015.