Ernie Yarborough has a wealth of experience and success as a collegiate soccer coach and he will look to apply his talents as the new men’s soccer coach at Marian University. Yarborough becomes the sixth head coach in program history.
Yarborough comes to Marian from Xavier University where he served as the men’s soccer assistant coach. He was responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of daily training activities, data and video analysis, opponent scouting, recruiting and assisting in match management decisions. While at Xavier, Yarborough coached a Big East Defender of the Year, two All-Big East honorees and one All-Big East Freshmen honoree. The Musketeers also received the NSCAA Team Academic Award.
Prior to his time at Xavier, Yarborough served as the head coach for the Stetson men’s soccer team in 2014 and 2015. He was named the 2014 Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year and developed two NSCAA All-Region selections, 12 all-conference selections and three all-conference academic award winners, including the 2015 Atlantic Sun Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Stetson was also awarded the NSCAA Team Academic Award in both 2014 and 2015 under his watch.
Yarborough is no stranger to the state of Indiana as he spent four seasons as an assistant coach for the Indiana University men’s soccer team, which is also his alma mater. From 2010 through August 2014, Yarborough helped the Hoosiers to the 2010 Big Ten regular season championship, the 2012 NCAA Div. I National Championship and the 2013 Big Ten Tournament championship.
At Indiana, Yarborough was responsible for goalkeeper training, assisting with practice preparation and implementation, recruiting, academic monitoring, video development and review, opponent scouting, travel arrangements, budget management and the monitoring of equipment ordering and distribution for 30 student-athletes.
Prior to Indiana, Yarborough made stops at Michigan, Indiana, UAB and Wisconsin. Yarborough played his college ball at IU and recorded a 10-1-1 record as a goalkeeper. Six of his wins were shutouts. He and his wife, Jill, will reside in the Indianapolis area with their daughter Samantha and son Woody.