The Drake Bulldogs men's soccer team
represent Drake University
in the Missouri Valley Conference
of NCAA Division I soccer
Retrieved on November 23, 2009. The team plays its home matches at Cownie Sports Complex
on the south side of Des Moines
and is currently coached by Swiss-Canadian Sean Holmes
The Drake program began in 1986. Under coach Bob Wood
, the Bulldogs would compile a 16-16 record over two seasons as an independent before joining the Big Central Soccer Conference
for the 1988 season. After a three-year run in the BCSC saw Drake post a collective 29-25-4 record (8-7-3 in conference), the Bulldogs would join their traditional sporting conference, the Missouri Valley Conference
, for the 1991 season.
Upon joining the MVC, the Bulldogs went 6-10-0 (1-2-0) in 1991 season and 6-12-2 (2-2-1) in 1992. The Bulldogs would bounce back to post three consecutive winning seasons for the first time in school history from 1993 to 1995 (including a record-best 4-2-0 mark in 1994 MVC play). During his final seasons, Wood's teams totaled a combined 14-21-1 record in 1996-1997.
For the 1998 season, Drake hired Swiss-born Canadian, 32 year-old Evansville
assistant Sean Holmes
. In 1998, the Bulldogs earned a 6-11-1 mark. In 1999, Drake went 4-13-1 (1-5-1).
For the 2003 season, the Bulldogs moved from the larger Drake Stadium
into the more-intimate off-campus Coach Cownie Stadium
, and Holmes began to... Read More