2016 Women's Soccer
Record: 15-4-2 Home: 6-0 Away: 7-1-1 Neutral: 2-3-1 SSAC: 6-0-1
 Coaches
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Brian Person
Head Coach: 10th Season
Alma Mater: Alaska Fairbanks
Phone: 251-442-2397

Brian Person begins his 10th seasons as head coach of the UMobile women’s soccer program in 2016. He is 110-60-16 overall, has won two SSAC Coach of the Year honors (2011 & 2014) and has guided his teams to six-straight NAIA National Championship appearances. Person previously served as assistant coach for six seasons at UMobile after wrapping up his collegiate playing career with the Rams.

Head Coach at Mobile (2007-Present)

  • 9 seasons as head coach
  • 110-60-16 overall record
  • 2015 SSAC Tournament Champions
  • 2014 SSAC Regular Season and Tournament Champions
  • Six-straight trips to the NAIA National Championships
  • Two-time SSAC Coach of the Year (2011, 2014)
  • 20 NAIA All-Americans
  • 28 1st-Team All-Conference honorees
  • 20 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Assistant Coach at Mobile (2001-06)

  • 6 seasons as assistant coach
  • 54-46-4
  • GCAC Regular Season Champions in 2004 and 2005

Playing Career

  • Central Washington University
  • University of Alaska-Fairbanks
  • Mobile
  • PDL Jackson Chargers 1998-99

Education

  • B.S. in exercise science from Alaska-Fairbanks in 1998
  • MBA from Mobile in 2002
  • USSF “B” License
  • Works the regional Olympic Developmental Program
 
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Austin Brown
Assistant Coach: 3rd Season
Alma Mater: Harding University

Austin Brown begins his third season as assistant coach for the UMobile women’s soccer team in 2016 after helping guide the team to back-to-back SSAC Championships and NAIA National Championship appearances. Brown previously spent two seasons as an assistant at Harding University after a four-year playing career at Harding. He also spent two seasons in the PDL.

Mobile (2014-Present)

  • 2015: 19-3 (SSAC Tournament Champs - NAIA Tourney app)
  • 2014: 15-3-3 (SSAC Regular Season and Tourney Champs - NAIA Tourney app)
  • Nine 1st-Team All-SSAC, six NAIA All-Americans and five Scholar-Athletes

Prior to Mobile

  • Harding University (2012-14)
  • Graduate assistant in 2012-13
  • Volunteer assistant in 2013-14
  • Searcy Storm U15 girls for three seasons
    • Won two State Championships
  • Arkansas Alliance U12 and U13 boys teams 2013-14
  • Searcy HS assistant coach

Playing Career

  • Four years at Harding University
  • Started all 54 games in final three seasons and 60 overall
  • Team captain in 2011
  • Gulf South Conference All-Tournament Team in 2011
  • Houston Dutch Lions of the PDL in 2012
  • Mississippi Brilla of the PDL in 2013-14
  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2012 from Harding
 
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Taylor Lee Ledbetter
Strength And Conditioning Coach: 3rd Season
Alma Mater: Mobile

Taylor Lee Ledbetter is no stranger to the University of Mobile. She played in 173 games as a member of the UMobile softball team from 2006-09, won a NAIA National Championship in 2006 and finished 2nd at the NAIA National Tournament in 2008.

In her career, she totaled 82 RBI, 83 runs scored, 27 stolen bases and 17 doubles. In 2007, she hit .310 with 15 extra base hits and 36 runs driven in.

Ledbetter graduated from Mobile with a BS in Athletic Training and went on to earn her M.Ed in Exercise Science/Biomechanics at Auburn University. While at Auburn, she gained strength and conditioning experience with basketball, football, softball, soccer, tennis and swimming and diving. She is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

 
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Jacob Lewis
Athletic Trainer: 4th Season
Alma Mater: Delta State

Jacob Lewis will begin the 2015-16 year as the newly hired Head Athletic Trainer for UM's athletic department. Jacob begins his 3rd year at UM after having covered men's and women's soccer and softball for the last two years. Jacob's work overseeing the daily demands of the training room, managing athletic training students clinical proficiencies, developing rehabilitation protocols, and creating a positive Christian environment for all student athletes is what will make him a great fit for his new role. 

Jacob completed his undergraduate degree at Division II Delta State University in Cleveland, MS in May 2013. At Delta, his clinical experience included work with D-II football, softball, baseball, cross country, and swim and dive. Internship opportunities his senior year included work with baseball at Jones Community College.

Jacobs's new role as Head Athletic Trainer will not change his sport's assignments, but it will involve additional responsibilities. Overseeing 18 intercollegiate athletic teams, 4 junior varsity squads, athletic training students, drug testing, insurance claims and referrals, and managing 3 certified athletic trainers on staff will make this next step challenging yet rewarding as he continues to build his professional skill set.

"Jacob is an extremely knowledgeable clinician and works well meeting the many demands of this profession. His adaptability and communication skills makes him an excellent fit for this university".

Jacob is married to Lauren Lewis, a graduate from UM's Physical Education program. In his pastime, Jacob is an avid outdoorsman that loves archery hunting and fishing.
 
Certifications:
Board of Certification                                     2013
Alabama Licensure                                        Current
BLS AHA Professional Rescuer Certified      Current 
KinesioTaping (KT 1-3)                                   2015