MSOC: Davie Carmichael was named assistant coach
BUFFALO, NY – Davie Carmichael was named assistant coach of the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York men's soccer program on Thursday afternoon, as announced by third-year head coach Stu Riddle. Carmichael brings four years of head coaching experience to the UB staff.
"I am delighted to welcome Davie on board," Stated Stu Riddle. "His strong playing background and head coaching success at the NCAA level helps cement the strong foundation already in place and reinforces our commitment to the progression of the program."
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 last season. He led the Storm to back-to-back GLIAC playoff appearances while also earning GLIAC Coach of the Year recognition last season. He led his team to the GLIAC semifinals in 2013 and 2014 as well as a NCAA DII Eastern College Athletic Conference finals appearance in 2011.
Over his four seasons at Lake Erie, Carmichael had 11 All-GLIAC Conference team selections, nine All-Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association team selections and four NSCAA All-Midwest Region team selections. Carmichael's squads were also great off the field, earning three NSCAA Scholar All-East Region selections over his four campaigns.
Prior to taking over the head coaching duties at Lake Erie College, Carmichael was a Graduate Assistant men's and women's soccer coach at Lake Erie College from 2009-10.
He started his collegiate playing career at Northwood University where he was named to the All-GLIAC first team and All-Midwest Region first team during the 2004 season.
After transferring to Notre Dame College of Ohio in 2005, Carmichael continued great play on the field as he led his team to back-to-back AMC North Division Championships while also helping them qualify for the NAIA Final Four in 2005. Carmichael was awarded for his great collegiate career at Notre Dame College in 2015 when he was inducted into the schools Hall of Fame.
Carmichael started his international playing career for the Scotland U18 National team where he was the captain during the 2001 campaign. In 2001, Carmichael was a teammate of coach Riddle on the Greenock Morton Football club, a Scottish second Division squad.
A native of Scotland, Carmichael earned a bachelor's degree in sport management from Notre Dame College where he competed for the nationally-ranked NAIA Falcons for two seasons before earning his degree in 2007. He then earned his Masters of Education degree from Lake Erie College in 2011.