Doug Elder enters his 14th campaign in 2013 as the winningest active coach in all of NCAA Division II just six wins shy of obtaining his 200th victory at Midwestern State.
The lore of men’s soccer program at Midwestern continues to grow during the Elder era. The Mustangs have made postseason bids a near annual rite of passage making the championship field eight times while advacing to the national quarterfinals five times and to the Final Four in 2007 and 2010.
That’s to say nothing of the seven Southwest Soccer/Lone Star Conference titles gained under Elder’s tutelege.
A 1985 alum of Midwestern State, Elder has posted a 194-43-24 mark (.789) since taking the reins of the Mustangs’ soccer program in 2000.
He earned Southwest Soccer Conference Coach of the Year honors four-straight years from 2005-08 before earning the same accolade from the Lone Star Conference in 2010 and 2011. He also claimed his sixth NSCAA Region Coach of the Year plaque in 2011 after gaining the honor in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.