Josh Oldroyd
University of Kentucky
Josh Oldroyd

josh.oldroyd@uky.edu
Kentucky
Division 1

Josh Oldroyd began as an assistant coach with the Kentucky men's soccer team in Spring 2018. Were excited to welcome Coach Oldroyd to the Big Blue Nation, Cedergren said. Josh has a proven track record of developing college soccer players at a high level, and we look forward to his contributions starting with our preparations for the 2018 season. Oldroyd joins the UK staff after spending the past two season at Evansville, where the Purple Aces went a combined 21-16-5 the past two seasons. I cant wait to get started here at UK, Oldroyd said. I want to thank Coach Cedergren and the UK administration for this opportunity. Ive been an admirer of the UK program for some time now and look forward to helping our guys do the work and get the results to take the next steps.   At Evansville, his main duties involved training the team's goalkeepers as well as working with the overall defensive strategy and scouting.   He worked at Lindsey Wilson College prior to joining the Evansville staff. There, he helped the Blue Raiders to a NAIA National Tournament berth in 2016.   Prior to beginning his coaching career, Oldroyd enjoyed a stellar playing career at Bryan College in the NAIA. The Leeds, England, native was a three-time all-league honoree, capping his senior season with the Appalachian Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year award. In his time in with the Lions, he helped the team claim both a regular season and tournament crown.   Before his move to the U.S., Oldroyd spent time with Altofts FC in West Yorkshire, England, as well, and played a part in the club's U19 squad lifting the Northern Alliance Premier League title in 2011. He also competed with the Leeds United FC academy as well as with NEW College Pontefract.