Coach Scott Oliver enters his 11th season at the helm of the Siena Heights women’s soccer program. Since taking over the program in 2001, he has led the women to four WHAC regular season championships and four WHAC Tournament titles.
In 10 seasons, Oliver has led the Saints to the NAIA Tournament four times (2002, 2006, 2008 and 2009). The success of his teams has garnered Oliver accolades of his own. He is a two-time WHAC Coach of the Year (2002 & 2009). In 2006, he was the Region VIII Coach of the Year.
Coach Oliver enters the season with a record 130-55-23 (.680) to go along with his 66-20-14 conference record (.730). In 2007, he became the winnings women’s soccer coach in SHU history. At the time, his 93 wins surpassed the previous mark of 87, held by Aldo Zid, whom Oliver played for while at Siena Heights.
Coach Oliver’s players have seen numerous accolades awarded to them for their efforts on the field. He has coached two NAIA Third Team All-Americans, 16 NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans, six WHAC Players of the Year and 64 All-WHAC players.
The success that Coach Oliver breeds on the field is surpassed by the success his teams have accomplished off the field. During his tenure, the Saints have had 25 NAIA Scholar Athletes and 34 Academic All-WHAC performers (Academic All-WHAC was created in 2004). In 2006, the NAIA created an Academic Team Award which the Saints have earned four times. Six Saints have also been honored with the Thomas Emmet Sr. Award, awarded to the top female junior student-athlete at Siena Heights while three student-athletes have received the Siena Heights Outstanding Student Award.
Coach Oliver currently serves as the President of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coach’s Association and on the All-American committee. He is also a national tournament committee member and has served as a National Rater. He is an Assistant Sports Information Director at Siena Heights. He holds two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree from Siena Heights. Coach Oliver, along with his wife Vicky, resides in Blissfield, Mich.