DAVE CARMICHAEL | HEAD COACH
Davie Carmichael was named as the sixth head coach in University at Buffalo men's soccer history on January 31, 2017. Carmichael spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the Bulls.
The 2016 campaign will go down as one of the most memorable in recent memory as the Bulls finished with a 12-4-3 overall record and a 2-1-2 MAC mark. The 12 wins were tied for most in a season since 2005 when the Bulls collected 14 wins. The Bulls started out the season 7-0-0 for the first time since 2005 while collecting six clean sheets through seven matches. Buffalo saw all four of their losses coming on the road including three against nationally-ranked opponents. UB finished the season with a RPI of 50, highest closing RPI in program history.
2016 was a record setting year for the Bulls as a team as they ranked third in program history in wins in a season (12), goals scored against (17), goals-against average (0.86) and assists (33) while ranking second in winning percentage (.711) and tied for first in shutouts in a season (10).
In his first season at Buffalo, Carmichael helped the Bulls have one of their most successful seasons in recent memory as UB was able to collect a winning record (8-7-4) for the first time since 2008. Carmichael worked with all fascets of the program during his first season with Buffalo, helping the Bulls qualify for their second MAC Championship match in program history.
Carmichael comes to the Bulls after four very successful seasons as the head coach at Lake Erie College where he turned the program around from a 1-16-1 record the season before he took over, to a 11-5-2 mark in 2014. He helped lead the Storm into the NSCAA Midwest Regional Rankings for the first time in program history in 2014 as they ranked sixth in the region.
The Carmichael led Storm set all sorts of program records in 2014 as they collected the most wins in a season (11), lowest goals-against average (0.70), lowest number of goals allowed (13), best winning percentage (.714), longest winning streak (eight games), goals scored per game (1.67) and total goals scored (30). Carmichael also earned GLIAC Coach of the Year honors following the successful 2014 campaign.
He led the Storm to back-to-back GLIAC playoff appearances, GLIAC semifinals appearances in 2013 and 2014 as well as a NCAA DII Eastern College Athletic Conference finals appearance in 2011.