Dylan Harrison, a former Tiger men’s standout, is in his second season as the head coach of the Trinity women’s soccer team.
The Tigers finished the 2016 campaign with a 23-1-0 record. Trinity was undefeated in the regular season and won the first three rounds of the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Tigers lost a tightly played quarterfinals matchup to eventual NCAA champion Washington University-St. Louis (MO) in a home game. Trinity was ranked #2 in the final regular-season National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll and sixth in the final ranking of the year.
Yasmeen Farra was elected to the NSCAA All-America First Team, to the NSCAA Scholar All-America First Team, and to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Third Team. Jordan Leeper and Hannah Booher also were selected for the Academic All-America Team. Four Tiger players made the NSCAA All-Region Team.
Trinity qualified for the postseason by winning the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. Farra was tabbed as the SCAC Offensive Player of the Year and six players were elected to the All-SCAC First Team.
Coach Harrison was a member of the Tigers men’s team from 1998 to 2001. Under the guidance of Head Coach Paul McGinlay, the former Trinity defender and team captain earned All-SCAC Second Team accolades in 2000 and 2001. Coach Harrison was a major contributor to the Tigers’ success, as Trinity advanced to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals in 1998 and 1999, and to the third round in 2000.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 2002.
Coach Harrison’s coaching career has been impressive to say the least. He served as women’s head soccer coach at Nicholls State University, located in Thibodaux, Louisiana, from 2009 until joining the Trinity staff. Under Coach Harrison’s leadership, the NCAA Division I program made great strides. The Colonels set a school record for victories in a season (2013) and was the sixth-most improved squad in the nation that year. Nicholls State advanced to the Southland Conference semifinals in 2014. Coach Harrison’s teams also produced two NSCAA All-Region players and a Southland Conference Player of the Year. Coach Harrison holds the distinction of most coaching career victories at Nicholls State.
He earned a master’s degree in business administration while coaching at Nicholls State. Coach Harrison also mentored the ‘97 Louisiana Girls Olympic Development Team from 2012 to 2015. Three of the players attended national camps, and Coach Harrison was elected the 2014 Louisiana Soccer Association Coach of the Year.
Prior to joining the Nicholls’ staff, Coach Harrison coached the DIII women’s program at Sewanee: The University of the South (TN) from 2006 to 2008. He guided seven players to All-SCAC honors. Coach Harrison previously served as an assistant at Sewanee from 2004 to 2006. A versatile leader, Coach Harrison was also an assistant track & field coach, focusing on sprinters and jumpers.
He started his coaching career at the University of the Incarnate Word, located in San Antonio. Coach Harrison oversaw all travel logistics and game-day operations.
A native of Napoleonville, Louisiana, Coach Harrison is married to the former Kristen Fillmore, a Nicholls State graduate and soccer standout. She also was the Colonels assistant women’s coach. Mrs. Harrison is Trinity’s Associate Athletic Director for Recreation and Sports Camps.