Trevecca Nazarene University

Menís soccer coach hired

Trevecca Nazarene University announces the hiring of Danny Leavy as the fourth men’s soccer coach in the program’s history. After serving as Trevecca men’s soccer coach for five seasons, Jeff Carr has accepted an administrative position at Brevard Community College in Titusville, Florida.


Leavy’s coaching experience includes a head coaching stop at Cincinnati (Ohio) Christian University from 2000-2002. There he was named the NCCAA DII Mid-East Regional Coach of the Year after leading his team to the NCCAA DII Mid-East Regional Championship and a NCCAA DII No. 8 final ranking. He was an assistant at Muskingum College from 2002-2006 before being tipped to start the men’s soccer program at Ohio Christian University in 2006. From 2007-2008 he served as the Director of Coaching at Pride Soccer Club in Colorado Springs, Colo. There he oversaw 30 teams. His latest venture is serving as Director of On Goal Ministries in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, he has a wealth of club team coaching experience.  


Leavy graduated from Trinity International (Chicago, Ill.) in 2000 with a bachelor of arts degree in Christian ministries. He earned his masters of arts in education from Muskingum College (Ohio) in 2005. Additionally, he is credited with a National Diploma from the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America), and an Advanced National Diploma from (NSCAA), and a Fitness in Football (soccer) Level 1 accreditation from English FA.


He played collegiately at NCAA DII Colorado Christian University and NAIA Trinity International University.


“It is an honor for me to be selected as the new head men's soccer coach at Trevecca,” said Leavy. “I am thankful to Dr. Boone and Dr. Patterson for offering me this position. This great privilege, to coach and teach at such a well respected Christian university, offers me an opportunity to continue sharing my passion for the game of soccer and to integrate my faith into this sport. We plan to move forward with the great work already provided to this relatively new program by Coach Jeff Carr. Our hope is to build upon his labor over the last five years and to build a team that competes for the conference championship every season. If we do that, we know we’ll be a nationally recognized program.”


Trevecca Nazarene University Director of Athletics Brenda Patterson said, “I am very excited to have Danny as our new men’s soccer coach. Danny understands the importance of having an athletic program that embraces the mission of the University. Danny’s coaching and playing experiences coupled with his energy level will help him build on the foundation that Coach Carr has established.”


Trevecca had a men’s soccer program for one season during the 1991-1992 school year. Jon Curtis coached the team that season. Trevecca hired Stan Herod to bring back men’s soccer for the 2000-2001 school year. Herod led the program for four seasons prior to Jeff Carr.