Illinois Wesleyan Girl's Soccer Camps
Camp DirectorDave Barrett
David Barrett has been the women's soccer coach at Illinois Wesleyan since April 2000 and has been the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin women's soccer "Coach of the Year" three times (2008, 2003 and 2002).
Since starting at IWU, Barrett has coached four NCAA Division III All-Americans (including third teamer Tillie Bill in 2013), one Academic All-American, 25 all-Central region selections, and 66 Titans have earned all-conference honors.
Barrett's women's teams have compiled a 14-year overall record of 185-71-32 (.697 winning percentage) with a conference-only mark of 67-22-9 (.729 percent).
His 100th career win came in a 1-0 win vs. Wis.-Whitewater on Sept. 10, 2009.
Barrett has also led IWU women's soccer teams on international exhibition trips in 2005 (Italy), 2008 (Germany, Austria, Czech Republic), 2011 (England) and 2014 (Germany, Czech Republic).
The 2014 team broke a school-record with 18 wins en route to the program's first-ever NCAA Division III tournament National Semifinal appearance. IWU would defeat Augustana in the CCIW Semifinals 2-0 before falling 1-0 to Wheaton in the CCIW Championship. IWU met and defeated Dubuque 4-2 in the first round and would beat Hope less than 24 hours later 2-1 to advance past the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time in five attempts. The Titans then upset Chicago 3-2 (2 OT) before knocking off Centre 2-1 (OT) to advance to the National Semifinal round, falling to undefeated and eventual National Champion Lynchburg.
In 2013 Illinois Wesleyan made the NCAA field for the fifth time in six seasons and IWU hosted its first-ever NCAA Division III tournament series, topping Transylvania in the first round before tying Trinity (Texas) in the second round. Trinity, who eventually finished second in the national tournament, advanced on penalty kicks over IWU.
In 2011 the team finished 14-4-2, beat Elmhurst in the CCIW Semifinals, 2-1, before tying Wheaton, 2-2, and then losing in a shoot out in the final game. IWU lost to Ithaca in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championships, 2-1.
Also in 2011, Barrett was the head coach of the Present Region II Olympic Development Program where he evaluated, selected, and trained players for Regional teams.
The 2010 team finished 17-2-3, won its first 15 games, was unbeaten in its first 16 games (15-0-1) and ranked as high as No. 3 for two weeks in the National Soccer Coaches Association poll. The Titans advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament for the second straight season and the 17 wins set a school single season record.
The 2009 team was undefeated in its first 16 games (14-0-2), won 13 in a row during that stretch and was ranked as high as No. 3 in the National Soccer Coaches Association Division III poll. IWU also earned its first NCAA Division III playoff win (in overtime vs. Carroll).
In 2008, the Titans won the school’s first-ever outright College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championship in women’s soccer, and advanced in the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time in school history.
In 2006, Barrett served as a Present National Soccer Coaches Association of America Central Regional Ranking Committee Chairperson. He also became a member of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Regional Advisory Committee, where he held a position until 2008.
Barrett’s 2005 team became the first IWU soccer team (either gender) to be selected to play in the NCAA Division III tournament. The 2006 Titans were ranked as high as No. 24 in the National Soccer Coaches Association Division III poll. Also in 2005, Barrett was a staff coach for the Present Illinois Olympic Development Program and began as a National Rankings Committee Member for the Present National Soccer Coaches Association of America, where he still serves.
In 2003, Barrett founded and co-directed the Present Advanced Girls Soccer Academy in Bloomington, Ill., where he led camp strategy and marketing efforts.
The 2002 Titans were the CCIW tourney runners-up and were ranked No. 9 in the final Central Region poll. The 2004 team earned national votes midseason and played in the inaugural Midwest Association of Athletic Conferences postseason tournament.
For four seasons (2000-04), Barrett coached both the men's and women's teams at IWU, relinquishing the men's job after the 2004 campaign. His four-year men's overall record was 25-43-5 (.377) with a league mark of 6-17-2 (.280).
Barrett earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1993 from Wesleyan University (Conn.), where he was a three-year starter, at one point starting 41 consecutive games. A goalkeeper, Barrett holds the school's career records for victories (with 36), shutouts (17.5) and goals against average (0.80). He played on the 1991 team that was 15-1-1, won the East Coast Athletic Conference and Little Three championships, and were ranked No. 7 nationally in NCAA Division III.
From 1997-2000, Barrett was an assistant men's coach at Yale and, in those four seasons, the teams were a combined 43-23-4. In 1999 the Bulldogs reached the NCAA round of 16 and were No. 18 in the final national poll.
Barrett was the head soccer coach for the Connecticut Olympic Development Program from 1997-98, working with 25 boys in the under-14 and under-15 age group. Barrett was head boys' soccer coach at Suffield Academy (Conn.) from 1995-97 and head coach of boys' soccer at Bridgton Academy (Maine) in 1994-95.
David and his wife, Kelly, reside in Bloomington and are the parents of a son, Sam (born Oct. 9, 2007), and two daughters, Riley (born Feb. 12, 2010) and Harper (born July 13, 2012).