Dwain Barker
Eureka College
Dwain Barker
Head Coach
dbarker@eureka.edu
Eureka
Division 3

I have numerous years of coaching soccer in club soccer, as well as collegiate. I use my past experience as a player and knowledge from USSF courses to create a unique way of coaching. I pride myself in developing players at all levels in a fun yet effective way.  I became the winningest coach in the history of Eureka College men's soccer program and have directed steady improvement for the Eureka men's soccer program since my arrival in 2014. The Red Devils shattered the program record for wins in a season with in 2015. EC continued its momentum in 2016 with a seven-win campaign. A 1-0 victory over Rockford at Traister Field on Sept. 13, 2016 was the 11th of Barker's career at EC, moving him in front of Randy Crady (2007-10) and J.L. Zapushek (2010-12) for the most wins by a head coach in program history. Additionally, the Red Devils earned a 3-2 win over longtime SLIAC powerhouse Principia on Oct. 22, EC's first win in 11 tries against the Panthers. Eureka also earned a 0-0 double-overtime draw versus Greenville at Traister Field on Oct. 25, ending a 12-match losing streak in the all-time series between the two schools. Prior to my coaching career, I had an outstanding collegiate career as a student-athlete. He is the current record holder for most goals scored and assists in a career at NJCAA Illinois Central in nearby East Peoria and ranked third in the nation in scoring during the 2005 season. He was chosen as the Region XXIV most valuable player in 2005 and was voted All-Region First Team and All-America First Team in both 2005 and 2006.