Head women's soccer coach Scott Stan is in his tenth year at the helm of the Trojan program in the fall of 2017.
Stan has amassed a 173-121-29 record in 17 years at the collegiate level and a record of 353-191-49 overall across different levels of the sport. At the helm of the Taylor women’s soccer program, Stan has a 92-60-15 record, placing him No. 1 all-time in wins at Taylor for a head coach.
A 17-year veteran at the college level, Stan was named Heartland Athletic Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year in three of the his eight seasons at Manchester University. During his stint at Manchester, Stan led the Spartans to the NCAA Division III National Tournament twice. In 2016, he was named the Crossroads League Coach of the Year after guiding the Trojans to a program-best 14-2-1 record and a national ranking of No. 24, while finishing the season ranked No. 18 in the nation in the RPI poll.
Stan has served as an assistant coach with the Chicago Gaels professional team and has also been affiliated with USA Athletes International, coaching nine different U.S. teams in Australia, Peru, Italy, and Costa Rica.
At Taylor, Stan has led three soccer missions trips. In 2010, the women traveled to South Africa during the FIFA World Cup, where the team ministered through clinics and games. In the summer of 2013 and in January 2017, the Trojans took similar trips to Costa Rica, working with school children at soccer clinics and sharing testimonies after games.
Picking up soccer as a five-year old in England, Stan continued his soccer playing career in high school, and later became the all-time leading scorer at Trinity Christian College with 86 goals in 72 matches. Stan was a three-time NCCAA All-American and was later honored by being inducted into the TCC Athletic Hall of Fame.
Stan's wife, Patricia, is a member of Taylor's faculty in the chemistry department.
Coach Stan also holds the following coaching licenses:
- NSCAA National Diploma
- NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
- GK1 Diploma
- GK2 Diploma
- Director of Coaching
- LMA Special Topics Course – St. Georges Park, England
- LMA Masterclass Diploma – Resilience
- LMA Masterclass Diploma – Health and Wellbeing
- LMA Masterclass Diploma – Building High Performance Teams
- Foundations of Coaching
- Futsal Level 1
- Get aHEAD Safely in Soccer – Concussion Protocol Training
The 2017 season is the second for Alyssa Krause as an assistant coach for the Taylor women’s soccer program.
Krause previously spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons in the same position at Huntington University. One year prior to coaching at Huntington, she assisted both the Huntington North High School soccer team and the Hoosier Futball Club team.
Krause sported a Forester soccer uniform for three years before graduating from Huntington in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health.
Krause also holds the National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Krause resides in Wabash, Indiana and is a physical education teacher in the Southwood school system.
The 2017 season is the first for Amanda Orvis as an assistant coach for the Taylor women’s soccer program.
Orvis played under head coach Scott Stan for four seasons from 2012 through 2015, racking up 20 goals and 14 assists in her TU career. The standout midfielder was named the 2014 Capital One Academic All-American of the Year after her junior season and served as the team captain during the 2015 campaign.
Orvis graduated from Taylor in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and has been serving as a discipleship leader at Kingdom Life Church in Gas City since the summer of 2015.
Orvis resides in the Upland area with her husband, Matthew.