2014 Men's Soccer Coaches
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Josh Murton
Head Coach: 7th Season
Alma Mater: University of Cincinnati '98
Phone: 740.477.7769

Josh Murton was hired by Ohio Christian University in 2008.  Since his arrival, OCU has won 10 or more games every year since.  In 2008 his men finished 10-5-1 (a school record at the time).  In 2009, the men finished 3rd in the Nation with a record of 17-6-1 (a school record at the time).  In 2010, the OCU men reached their first National Championship game and finished #2 in the nation with a record of 14-9-0. In 2011, the OCU men broke the school record in win percentage with a 17-4-2 record and finished 4th in the nation finishing in the national semifinals.  2012 marked the fourth year in a row that OCU finished 4th or better in the nation as they finished with a 11-9-3 record.  In 2013, the men finished 12-10-1 and a #6 finish in the NCCAA.  After six years, Josh Murton is the career wins leader for men's soccer at OCU (81-43-8) and his teams have claimed five straight Mid-East Region Championships dating back to 2009.  He has also been named Mid-East Region Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2011.

Murton also is the head coach for the OCU Women's soccer team which was started in 2009 in which he has led them toa regional championship in 2012 and two top 10 finishes in the NCCAA.  He also is an Associate Professor in Sports Management for OCU.

Coach Murton has been active in the coaching ranks since 2002 coaching at the club, high school and college levels. Since 2009 he has coached at Ohio South State Olympic Development Program (ODP) for both girls and boys teams.  He has led his club teams at Pride Soccer Club to the finals at the Creek Classic and Staburst Tournaments, while also focusing on excellence in integrity, academics and sportsmanship. His teams have been awarded the MOSSL Sportsmanship award, OSHAA Southeast Region All-Academic team (3 times) and the OSHAA Southeast Region Sportsmanship Awards.

A native of Chillicothe, Ohio, Murton graduated from the University of Cincinnati where he was part of the UC Football team as an Assistant Video Coordinator and recruiter. In 2002, he started coaching for Zane Trace High School and became the Business Teacher there in 2003. In 2005 he made a move to Teays Valley High School where he coached and taught for 3 years.

Coach Murton holds his USSF National D License and is currently finishing up work on his USSF C License.

Coach Murton and his wife Laura, reside in South Bloomfield, Ohio and have a son Jack, and daughters Emma and Olivia.

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Brock Gill
Assistant Coach: 1st Season
Alma Mater: Wilmington '11
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James McIlhargey
Assistant Coach: 8th Season
Alma Mater: Ohio Christian '01