NSU annonces Ian Brophy as new Lady Demons soccer head coach


Johnathon Zenk/Northwestern State Assistant Director of Communications

Northwestern State University of Louisiana Athletic department named Ian Brophy as the new head coach of the Lady Demons soccer team.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana named Ian Brophy as the new head coach of the women’s soccer team.

The announcement was made on Feb. 24 by NSU Director of Athletics Kevin Bostian following the departure of former head coach Stuart Gore early January of this year.

Ian Brophy will have a fresh start with NSU leaving his position as head coach at the University of Mount Olive, N.C. after one season. Last season, Brophy led the Trojans to 13-5 overall season record, 11-1 in the NCAA Division II Conference as well as a 2022 Conference Carolinas championship title.

“I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be the next head women’s soccer coach at Northwestern State University,” said Brophy, who led the league with the Trojans for most all conference players in eight soccer players. “I want to sincerely thank athletic director Kevin Bostian and everyone on the search committee for making my fiancée and I feel so welcomed during the interview process and for placing their faith in me to lead this program forward.”

Kevin Bostian looks for Brophy to continue on the Lady Demon’s winning expectations that the team has been able to maintain for the last four seasons.

“Bringing Ian into the fold positions our program to continue to build on the successful foundation laid by the past two coaching staff,” Bostian said.