Gavin Oldham returns for his second season as the head coach at the University of Northwestern Ohio. He was hired as the program・fs first coach in 2011.
It was an extremely successful inaugural season for the Racers as Oldham guided them to a 9-6-4 record and a spot in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference semifinals. UNOH was unbeaten in its last nine matches and out-scored opponents by a 33-5 margin. Midfielder Gabriel Falcon was named first-team All-WHAC, and teammates Wesley Cain, Malakai Field and Jesper Kallqvist were all named honorable mention. Falcon was also named second-team All-Mideast Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Oldham, a former National Champion at Lindsey Wilson College as a player and assistant coach, brought a vast knowledge of coaching experience to UNOH. A native of Manchester, England, Oldham spent seven seasons as the head assistant men・fs soccer coach and head junior varsity coach at Lindsey Wilson. Oldham joined the Blue Raider men・fs soccer staff in 2004 as a graduate assistant after his stellar four-year career as a Blue Raider defender. In 2005, Oldham began his duties as lead assistant. That season, Oldham helped lead the Blue Raiders to the NAIA National Championship. In his seven seasons as assistant, the Blue Raiders won or shared six straight Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament titles and appeared in seven NAIA National Tournaments. Oldham・fs assistant coaching record was 128-24-5 while at Lindsey Wilson. In 2009, Oldham helped the Blue Raiders to the program・fs eighth NAIA National Championship -- his fourth title with Lindsey Wilson.
As a student-athlete, Oldham helped Lindsey Wilson to a pair of national championships (2000 and 2001) and a 79-10-1 overall record. Oldham was chosen as the 2001 Most Valuable Player during the NAIA National Tournament where Lindsey Wilson outscored their opponents 22-4 in four matches. Oldham was a two-time All-American and a three-time all-conference selection.
Oldham and his wife, Danielle, have one son, Jayce, and twin daughters, Ella and Isla. They reside in Elida.
Chris Williams comes back for his second season as the assistant coach at the University of Northwestern Ohio. He joined the Racers after a successful playing career at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky, which also produced UNOH head coach Gavin Oldham.
Williams, a native of Flint, Wales, began his college playing career at Holy Names University in Oakland, California, before moving on to Lindsey Wilson. At Holy Names, he helped the team to a national tournament berth while being named Cal-Pac All-Conference and the Defender of the Year.
While at Lindsey Wilson, he won two National Championships (2009, 2011). He was named Most Valuable Player of the NAIA National Championship as a sophomore. He earned NAIA All-American honors as a sophomore, junior and senior, along with All-Mid-South and Academic All-Mid-South honors all three years as well. He was a NAIA Scholar-Athlete as a junior and senior.
In the Racers inaugrual season, Williams helped guide them to a 9-6-4 record and a spot in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference semifinals. UNOH was unbeaten in its last nine matches and out-scored opponents by a 33-5 margin. Williams also coached the junior varsity team, which sported a 6-0-2 record last season.
Williams graduated with honors from Lindsey Wilson in December 2011, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Coaching Behavior. Williams and his wife, Caitlin, have a 2-year-old son, Rowan Rhys. They reside in Lima.
George Davis is back with the Racers for his second season as an assistant coach.
Davis played collegiately at Bowling Green University and University of Kentucky. As a midfielder with the Wildcats, he played in 25 games over two seasons, totaling five points on 18 shots. He was also a Conference USA Commissioner・fs Academic Honor Roll selection. At Bowling Green, he started 32 of 36 games with three goals and four assists.
After college, Davis has played professionally for the Dayton Dutch Lions and the Los Angeles Blues of the USL Professional Division. Last season, he was third on the team with 18 points with seven goals and four assists, and he was second on the team with 1,872 minutes.
Davis grew up nearby in Elida. He was a three-year letterman for the Bulldogs and a first-team All-Northwest District selection as a junior and senior after an honorable mention seletion as a sophomore. He was a first-team All-Western Buckeye League selection from 2002-04.
Davis resides in Elida.
Britt Munson comes back for his second season as an assistant coach for the Racers. He primarily works with the goalkeepers.
Munson is a native of the Lima area, playing soccer locally at Elida High School. He also has coached at the high school level, including at Lima Bath High School and his alma mater, Elida.
Munson works for General Dynamics Land Systems in Lima as a Lean Coordinator. He is married and resides in Elida.