Dallas Boyer is in his second season as the head coach of the Cleveland State women's soccer program. He was named the third head coach in the history of program on Dec. 7, 2016.
In his first season at the helm, Boyer led the Vikings to a 9-9-1 mark, including a 5-4 mark in the Horizon League as the Vikings earned a spot in the League tournament for the first time since 2015. The nine wins are tied for the second most in school history and just one shy of the record, while the five League wins were tied for the most in a season in program history. Last year's squad tied the school record for goals in a season with 28 and set the single season record with 224 shots.
In addition, Jenna Prathapa became the first player in program history to earn Horizon League Freshman of the Year honors and was one of four players to reach double figures in points. It marked the first time in school history that four players recorded at least 10 points in the same season.
Boyer has served as the assistant coach at CSU since 2007, helping 15 players earn All-Horizon League honors, and eight players garner spots on the Horizon League All-Newcomer team. In addition, seven players have earned All-Ohio accolades with Boyer on staff.
Administratively, Boyer organized all the team travel, planned and conducted training sessions, recruited high school prospects and oversaw the academic standards for the program which earned the NSCAA Academic Award from 2007-16.
Since 2015, Boyer has served as the Director and Coach of Puma Elite Powered by Arsenal, a technical training program provided by the Arsenal FC club in England. The club is one of just three partnerships in the United States which helps identify, train and evaluate the country's best young talent.
In addition, Boyer has been one of six coaches for the U.S. Soccer Youth National Team's Regional Training Center since 2013, helping to identify, train and evaluate the best female players in the region for future inclusion in the national team's roster pool.
As an undergraduate at Miami (OH), Boyer worked with the school's Youth M-League, coaching in the 8-10 year old boys league for three seasons. He graduated cum laude in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in adolescent integrated social studies.
Boyer returned to the Cleveland area after graduating, earning Greater Cleveland Assistant Coach of the Year honors at Parma HS in 2005 and helping the program earn the Greater Cleveland Division 1 Team Sportsmanship Award the following year.
Boyer is currently pursuing his Master's in Sports Management from CSU and is expected to earn that degree in the summer of 2018.
He is an active member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and has a National "C" coaching license and an NSCAA Regional Goalkeeper Diploma.
Boyer resides in Parma with his wife Kristen and their sons, Casey and Finn.
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