Woody Sherwood, who earned four letters as a Xavier soccer player and spent three seasons as an assistant coach on the women’s soccer team in the 1990s, was named the new head coach of the women’s soccer program in December. Ten days later, Andy Fleming was named the new head coach of the men’s soccer team. Fleming comes to Xavier after serving as assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator for national power Northwestern University. He was also an assistant at Boston University and Marist College.
Sherwood’s 16-year college coaching resumé includes head coaching duties at Butler University, where he set a school record for wins in a season, was named Horizon League Coach of the Year and finished no lower than third in the conference during his seven seasons there. He also was head coach at Towson State University for two years, helping the Tigers to a school-record 14 wins and their first-ever regional ranking.
He served as an assistant coach at the University of Louisville for one season before becoming an assistant coach and then assistant head coach at Indiana University for the last three years.