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Men's Soccer - Wed, May 17, 2017

Briar Cliff athletic director Nic Nelson has named Lewis Wilcox as the next head men's soccer coach at Briar Cliff University. Wilcox will be the eighth head coach in program history.

"We are really excited to have Coach Wilcox join our coaching staff. I love his passion and energy, and he is extremely organized and detail oriented," stated Nelson. "Bottom line, he is ready for his first head coaching opportunity. The future of our men's soccer program is really bright with Coach Wilcox coming on board to lead it."

Wilcox comes to Briar Cliff from Midland where he has served as the assistant coach since 2014. He helped guide the Warriors to a 43-16-4 overall record in three seasons and also served as the advisor for academic progress throughout the year. Wilcox coached an all-conference and national player of the week goalkeeper as a freshman and also helped one of his goalies become a NAIA All-American. He helped Midland reach its first-ever final site appearance in the NAIA 2016 national tournament. Wilcox also directed all Midland soccer camps and managed all equipment for Warrior soccer. He also served as the primary recruiter for international and domestic players. Wilcox developed overall session plans for team practice and ran the goalkeeper sessions for each practice.

"First I want to thank Midland for all of the experience they provided and everything I learned there but I am excited to lead Briar Cliff," remarked Wilcox. "I feel like it is a great program with lots of talent and lots of people who care about it and want the program to succeed. Having experience and success in the GPAC I have a good understanding of what it takes to be a successful team. There is plenty of talent on this team to help BC grow to one of the top programs in the conference. I look forward to getting started and working hard to get this team ready for the 2017 season."

Wilcox has also been with Sporting Omaha FC since March 2016 where he ran goalkeeping sessions for boys and girls of all ages and developed and edited club goalkeeping curriculum. He also served as the head coach of Blair FC for U14 boys from July 2015-March 2016. With Blair FC, Wilcox was tasked with preparing players for weekly competitive games and assisted with recruiting coaches to the club.

Collegiately, Wilcox played at Midland where he was a team captain from 2011-14. He was selected All-GPAC, All-Nebraska and All-Region. Wilcox helped the Warriors win the GPAC Championship in 2013 as he logged the most shutouts in the nation that year and also set the school record for shutouts in a season. Wilcox also played professionally for the Las Vegas Mobsters and the Ely Rangers AFC.

Wilcox and his Chargers will open the 2017 season at home against Presentation on August 27 with a 3 p.m. start at Faber Field.

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