Stephanie Demake enters her first year with the women’s soccer program as assistant coach in 2017 after joining the program February 6, 2017. Demake comes to Davidson after a three-year stay at Troy University as the women’s soccer assistant.
While with the Trojans, they set several school records and had a combined record of 37-20-5. Troy set a school record with 16 victories in 2014, while five players were named All-Sun Belt with three earning first team honors.
Then in 2015, the Trojans again rewrote the program’s record book setting numerous individual and team records en route to a 14-4-2 overall record. Defensively, Troy posted a program- and Sun Belt Conference-best 0.63 goals against average and registered 10 shutouts.
Prior to her time with Troy, Demake was an assistant at Stetson in 2013 and served as assistant coach at Ohio University during the 2012-13 seasons. In addition, Demake was an assistant coach at Wheaton College in Massachusetts from 2010-11. With her on staff, the Lyons advanced to the NCAA Tournament Second Round in both 2010 and 2011.
Demake got her start in coaching with the New England Futbol Club, helping to develop youth players aged six to 14 beginning in 2009. She worked with the club program until 2012, when she took the position at Ohio.
A graduate and three-year student-athlete at Worcester State, Demake earned her bachelor’s degree in 2010. A captain as a senior, she earned MASCAC All-Conference honors twice and led the Lancers to the MASCAC Championship and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in 2007.
Demake played at Hartford during her freshman campaign, helping to lead the Hawks to an America East Championship in 2006.
Demake holds both a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Diploma and an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, as well as a master’s degree in coaching education from Ohio University.