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Mar, 2017

Bruce Deaton named Coaching Development Coordinator.

Bruce Deaton (Coach Bruce) is joining the administrative staff of FC Legacy as the Coaching Development Coordinator. Deaton is the director of soccer operations and head women’s coach at Evangel University (EU). He was hired by EU in April 2015, to help launch two new soccer programs at Evangel---both teams began play in the fall of 2015. 

Coach Bruce came to Evangel from Louisiana College (NCAA D-III) where he was the head women’s soccer coach for five seasons, in addition to being the associate athletic director. Prior to taking over at Louisiana College, Deaton had a successful stint as a high school coach at Ouachita Christian School (OCS) in Monroe, Louisiana. During his eight seasons as both boys and girls coach at OCS, Deaton was twice named the state high school girls coach of the year for Louisiana (2009 and 2010). He also led his teams to multiple district championships and was named district coach of the year five times, as well as being named Louisiana and Southwest Region Girls Coach of the year by the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) on two occasions.

While Deaton was in central Louisiana, he served as director of coaching and player development for the Crossroads Soccer Association.   He also spent ten years as an Olympic Development Program (ODP) head coach for the Louisiana Soccer Association and served as a coaching instructor.    

Coach Deaton holds a National “B” License and National Youth License from the USSF (United States Soccer Federation) and the Premier Diploma and Level III Goalkeeping Diploma from the NSCAA.

Deaton played collegiate soccer at Marshall University (NCAA D-I) in Huntington, West Virginia, where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration.

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