Long Island University has a new head coach for its women’s soccer team as Collin Audley has been named to the top spot.
Most recently an assistant for the women’s soccer team at the University of Kentucky, Audley comes to the Sharks with six years of coaching experience. He replaces Eleri Earnshaw following the 2019 season when LIU finished 5-12-1.
During his tenure with Kentucky, he was responsible for implementing training programs, as well as breaking down film for players, coaches, and recruits. He also participated in the UKAD Leadership Course and was pivotal in the development of an All-SEC Freshman Team recipient.
“We are truly excited to have Collin lead our women’s soccer program,” said Dr. William Martinov, Long Island University’s director of Athletics. “Collin has a track record of success and the ability to recruit and develop well-rounded student-athletes at the Division I level. His leadership will help guide our program to new heights and success both on and off the playing field.”
Prior to Kentucky, Audley was an assistant coach for the Stanford University men’s soccer team. He was a member of the National Staff of the Year in 2017, helping lead the team to a National Championship. Audley coached back-to-back PAC-12 Championship squads.
In addition to Kentucky and Stanford, Audley spent time at the Colorado School of Mines and his alma mater, the University of Denver. As an assistant with the Orediggers, his team reached the NCAA Division II quarterfinals in 2015, following a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship.
During his playing days at the University of Denver, he earned three All-Conference selections and a Newcomer of the Year Award. Following college Audley played for the Colorado Rapids and the Chicago Fire reserve squads in the Major League Soccer system.
“I am honored to be named the women’s soccer head coach at Long Island University,” he said. “I would like to thank Dr. William Martinov and Lloyd Ribner III for giving me the chance to work with a great group of student-athletes. LIU offers a fantastic environment for student-athletes and I see a lot of potential in this program.”