Ali Alamdari
Ali Alamdari
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 517-265-5161 Ext. 4054
Email: aalamdari@adrian.edu
Year: 12th season
Previous College: Western Michigan '01

Ali Alamdari is entering his 12th season as the head coach of the Adrian College women’s soccer program in 2019.

The team finished the 2018 campaign with a 14-6-1 record for the second-most wins in program history. Adrian finished second in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) for the second time and advanced to the championship game after a 3-0 victory over Calvin College. In a rematch with Hope College in the finals, the Bulldogs punched their ticket to the NCAA Championships for the first time in program history with a 1-0 victory over the Flying Dutch. AC drew Loras College in the first round and fell in  double overtime, 1-0, in a defensive showdown.

AT ADRIAN

• Won the MIAA tournament championship in 2018.

• Won the MIAA regular season championship in 2011.

• Qualified for conference tournament eight times (2008-13, 2017, 2018), reaching the semifinal round each of those years and the championship game in 2011 and 2018.

• Coached two-time MIAA most valuable players Erin Weide (2012 & 2014) and Sam Barker (2011 & 2013).

• Coached 34 total All-MIAA selections, including 21 first-teamers and 13 on the second team.

• Produced one United Soccer Coaches (rebranded from National Soccer Coaches Association of America) All-American and 14 USC/NSCAA All-Region honorees.

• Winningest coach in program history with an overall record of 121-74-26 (.606) and a conference record of 79-52-15 (.592).

• Founder and director of the Adrian Soccer Academy which was formed in the summer of 2009.

• From Oct. 20, 2018 to Nov. 9, 2018 the AC defense kept opponents off the board for a school-record 574 minutes and 51 seconds over seven games with five shutouts, ending in the double overtime loss in the NCAA Tournament.

• The 14 victories in 2018 are the second-most in school history and two keepers combined for 11 shutouts to tie the AC single-season mark, ranking second in the MIAA.

• Also serves as the development officer for the athletics department and helps direct the popular Adrian Bulldog Club Golf Outing fundraiser every June. 

PRIOR TO ADRIAN

• Assistant coach for the Albion College women’s soccer program, helping the team to a 25-7-6 record in his two seasons there and a conference championship in 2007.

• Mentored Albion goalkeeper Caitlin Bowman who was the MIAA Player of the Year in 2007.

• Women’s soccer head coach at Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

• Goalkeeper coach at Portage Northern High School in Portage, Michigan.

• TKO Premier and Kalamazoo Kingdom Reserves club teams.

CERTIFICATIONS

• Licensed by the NSCAA and United States Soccer Federation.

• Holds a Master of Arts degree in performance driven leadership from Western Michigan University (2001).

PERSONAL

• Resides in Northville, Michigan with his wife, Jessica, and daughters Juno and Emmy.

Coach Alamdari's Career Record at Adrian

Season

Overall

MIAA

Finish

2018

14-6-1

7-1

2nd ^

2017

13-5-3

10-4-2

3rd

2016

7-11-1

5-10-1

7th

2015

5-9-6

3-9-4

7th

2014

9-8-3

7-7-2

5th

2013

12-8-0

10-6-0

4th

2012

12-4-4

9-3-4

T-4th

2011

17-5-0

14-2-0

1st *

2010

11-6-3

4-4-0

5th

2009

11-6-2

6-2-0

2nd

2008

10-6-3

4-4-2

5th

Totals

121-74-26

79-52-15

11 seasons

* = MIAA Regular Season Champion

^ = MIAA Tournament Champion