David Orr begins his second season at the helm of the Ladies soccer program at Centenary College after spending the previous six seasons as the head coach of the Gents men's soccer program. Orr took over the women's program after Glenn Evans, a fixture in the history of Centenary soccer, retired following the 2012 season.
In 2014, Orr guided Second Team All-Conference performers Riley Spudic and Madison Alexander. Alexander was honored for the third-straight season and led the team with three goals. One of the best defenders in the conference, Spudic scored her lone goal of the season against nationally-ranked Trinity, breaking their then nine-match scoreless streak.
In six seasons with the Gents, Orr guided the squad to a 31-63-5 record, including a 13-win season in 2011 – the first season in Division III. During his time at Centenary, Orr has coached six all-conference performers and four conference players of the week.
Orr donned the Gents soccer uniform during his four-year collegiate career, which culminated with his graduation in 1996. As a student-athlete, Orr helped lead Centenary to 27 wins in four years, and each year the Gents win total increased.
Prior to returning to Centenary, Orr served as the Director of Coaching for Texas Longhorns Soccer Club, Inc., based out of Richardson, Texas. He spent five years overseeing the management of coaches and assessing 15 staff coaches. He also developed and implemented a college recruiting program and coordinated college seminars for The Dallas Cup, one of the world's most prestigious youth soccer tournaments.
In 2004-05, Orr was the head coach at Mountain View College and he assisted with all aspects of recruiting, training, budgeting, and scheduling in the four years he spent working with former coach Jed Jones at Centenary. Under Orr and Jones' guidance, the Gents went from a 4-12 record in 2000 to a 14-5 mark in 2002.
Orr also has coaching experience in the Shreveport area, having formerly been the head coach at Captain Shreve High School from 1995 to 1998. He coached the Gators to two playoff appearances in three years. He was also the goalkeepers coach for the Dallas Texans and played professionally for the Shreveport-Bossier Lions of the USISL.
Orr is married to the former Catherine Hudson and the couple has two children. They reside in Shreveport.
Centenary - Bachelors degree (Health & Exercise Science) - 1996
Wife: Catherine; Children: Camden (son); Mia (daughter)
2008-present - Head Coach - Centenary
2011-present - Director of Coaching - TFC Shreveport
2008-11 - Director of Coaching - Saints FC (Shreveport, La)
2003-07 - Director of Coaching - Texas Longhorns Soccer Club
2004-05 - Head Coach - Mountain View College
1999-02 - Assistant Coach - Centenary
1995-98 - Head Coach - Captain Shreve High School (Shreveport, La)
HEAD COACHING NOTES
Career record with the Centenary Men: 31-63-5
Career record with the Centenary Women: 1-17-1
1992-96 - Centenary