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2017 MEN'S SOCCER
BILL ASHBY

Head Coach
Assistant Coach(es)
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Office: Sports Center
Phone: (207) 834-7571
Email: bill.ashby@maine.edu
Title(s)
  • Athletics Director
  • Men's Soccer Coach
Education

Coach Ashby holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from UMM and Masters in Management from the University of Mary.

Coaching Experience

Title(s)

  • Athletics Director
  • Men's Soccer Coach

Education

Coach Ashby holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from UMM and Masters in Management from the University of Mary.

Coaching Experience

Head Men's Soccer Coach Bill Ashby enters his eleventh season at University of Maine Fort Kent with an overall record of 188-15-6. In 2015 Coach Ashby's team reached the championship match of the USCAA Men’s National Championship for the third time in three year, which saw UMFK wins its second USCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship by taking down a powerful Bryant & Stratton team in penalty kicks. . The Bengals won their first USCAA National Soccer Championship in 2010 by posting 3 shutout wins in the United State Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament! 2008 saw the Bengals advanced to the NAIA "Elite 8" of the NAIA National Tournament.

The 2015 season saw Ashby selected as the National Coach of the Year for the USCAA.  In 2010, Ashby was selected NSCAA Regional COY for the fourth time in his coaching career. Coach Ashby has been previously recognized by the NAIA as Regional Coach of the Year in 2000 at the University of Mary and 2002 at Brescia University. Ashby is also a four-time winner of the Sunrise Conference COY, along with being selected as a three-time winner of the COY in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletics. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America recognized Coach Ashby as one of the top youth coaches in the country. In 2004 and 2005, Ashby was in the final four for National Boys Coach of the Year by being selected West Regional and Central Regional Coach of the Year.

Coach Ashby is an instructor and leader in NSCAA and U.S. Soccer in coach education and licensing programs. Coach Ashby has served as a State Technical Coordinator for Maine and Kentucky. Ashby has also served two four-year terms as State Director of Coaching for the States of Maine and North Dakota youth soccer associations. Ashby holds top licenses from the NSCAA and US Soccer.

The 2016 season will be Ashby's 32nd as a college head coach. Ashby started his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of Maine at Machias. From UMM he went to Husson College, Maine Maritime Academy, University of Mary in North Dakota, Brescia University in Kentucky, and now to the University of Maine Fort Kent. Ashby ranks as the most successful coach at Maine Maritime, University of Mary and Brescia University, where he set records at all three schools for most wins as a soccer coach. Ashby's all-time men's college coaching record is 395 wins, 173 loses and 24 ties.

Last year’s 2015 season saw Ashby lead his men’s soccer team to its second National Championship, a feat that he seeks to emulate at this year’s USCAA National Championship in Virginia.

Below is a list of Ashby’s records and achievements:   

1984 University of Maine at Machias 1-9-0
1985 University of Maine at Machias 3-7-0
1986 University of Maine at Machias 4-8-0
1987 University of Maine at Machias 5-6-1
Total 13-30-1

1989 Husson College 2-12-1
1990 Husson College 8-12-0
1991 Husson College 12-7-1 WMAC COY
Total 22-31-2

1992 Maine Maritime 11-4-0
1993 Maine Maritime 12-7-1
1994 Maine Maritime 13-5-1
1995 Maine Maritime 9-10-1
1996 Maine Maritime 6-11-3
1997 Maine Maritime 13-7-0
Total 64-44-6

1998 University of Mary 13-4-1
1999 University of Mary 16-6-0 NAIA (Sectional) COY
2000 University of Mary 11-9-1
2001 University of Mary 18-5-1 NAIA (R & S) NSCAA Reg. COY
Total 58-24-3

2002 Brescia University (M) 7-12-4 KIAC COY
2003 Brescia University (M) 17-5-1 NAIA(R) COY
2004 Brescia University (M) 15-5-1 KIAC COY
2005 Brescia University (M) 11-7-0
Total 50-29-6

2006 University of Maine at Fort Kent 13-3-0 Sunrise & NAIA Region X COY
2007 University of Maine at Fort Kent 21-1-0 Sunrise, NSCAA Regional, NAIA Region X
2008 University of Maine at Fort Kent 20-1-2 NSCAA Regional COY
2009 University or Maine at Fort Kent 17-1-1 Sunrise COY
2010 University of Maine at Fort Kent 22-1-0 Sunrise COY, NSCAA Regional COY
2011 University of Maine at Fort Kent 15-1-2
2012 University of Maine at Fort Kent 17-1-2
2013 University of Maine at Fort Kent 17-3-0 USCAA National Championship Semifinalist
2014 University of Maine at Fort Kent 20-1-1 USCAA National Championship Semifinalist
2015 University of Maine at Fort Kent 21-2-0 USCAA National Champions
Total 183-15-6

Career Total 395-173-24