Since being named the head coach of the Duke women’s soccer program on July 9, 2001, Robbie Church has built the Blue Devils into a national powerhouse, making three NCAA College Cup appearances and capturing a pair of ACC regular season championships over his 21 seasons at the helm. Over his 36-year career, which covers both the men’s and women’s game, Church has amassed a 455-249-74 (.632) record, while going 346-180-69 (.638) in 27 years as a women’s head coach.
The 2011 and 2017 ACC Coach of the Year concluded his 21st season in Durham in 2021 with a 272-135-60 (.647) record and has won 105 matches over the last seven seasons, guiding the Blue Devils to NCAA College Cup appearances in two of the seven years. Church's unparalleled success at Duke over the last 21 years has included 19 NCAA Championship appearances, advancing 13 times to the Round of 16 and 10 times to the Quarterfinals, while reaching the College Cup on three occasions -- 2011, 2015, and 2017.
One of the top young minds in the game, Kieran Hall is the Associate Head Coach of Duke Women's Soccer. Hall joined the Duke women’s soccer program in January 2019 after spending 3 seasons with the Duke men's team. Prior to Duke, he was a member of the technical staff at La Liga club Levante UD where he held roles as the U13-U16 Assistant Coordinator and scout for Atlético Levante UD. He has also been on the coaching staff at Indy Eleven (USL) and the University of Denver Men’s Soccer. A former youth player at Liverpool FC and Bolton Wanderers FC academies, Hall was a member of the Fort Lewis College team that won the 2005 NCAA DII National Championship and finished runner-up in 2006. He also represented Great Britain at the 2007 and 2009 World University Games and was drafted by Houston Dynamo in 2008. He went on to spend time at other MLS clubs, including LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes. He holds UEFA A and US Soccer A coaching licenses.
One of the defensive mainstays of the U.S. national women’s team, Carla Overbeck helped Team USA to World Cup titles in 1991 and 1999 as well as Olympic gold in 1996 and silver in 2000. A member of the Duke coaching staff since 1992, Overbeck has worked with the Blue Devils for almost 30 years as Duke has advanced to 25 NCAA Tournaments including NCAA College Cup appearances in 2011, 2015, and 2017. Overbeck’s playing accomplishments include competing for the United States National Team. Overbeck was an instrumental player for the U.S. in winning the 1991 Women’s World Cup in China. She captained the 1995 U.S. World Cup squad that advanced to the semifinals and also served as captain of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team that won the gold medal.
Lane Davis has over 20 years of coaching experience at the youth and Division I level. Davis oversaw one of the best defensive seasons in Duke women's soccer history in 2017, as the Blue Devils orchestrated one of the greatest seasons in school history, highlighted by 13 broken school records and the program’s fourth NCAA College Cup appearance. The Blue Devils amassed a program-record 23 victories in 2017 and went 10-0-0 in conference play en route to claiming the ACC regular season championship for the third time in history. For their success, Davis and the rest of the DWS staff were named the United Soccer Coaches National Staff of the Year, the first time in program history a DWS staff has received the honor.
He holds the UEFA B and the National A and National Goalkeeping License from US Soccer. In the Summer of 2022, he obtained his Talent License from US Soccer. Davis also serves as a Talent ID scout for U.S. Soccer, helping identify the best soccer talent in the United States with the potential to play for the country’s Youth National Teams.
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