Hampton named interim women’s soccer head coach


MONTEVALLO – University of Montevallo Athletic Director Jim Herlihy announced the promotion of women’s soccer assistant coach Jeremy Hampton to interim head coach Nov. 20.

Hampton takes over the program from coach Patricia Hughes, who was recently promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations after leading the women’s soccer program the past 12 seasons.

Hampton helped guide the Falcons to a postseason appearance in his first season as an assistant coach. Montevallo advanced to the Peach Belt Conference for the third time in four years since joining the conference in 2009.

Hampton served as the head girls’ soccer coach at Pascagoula High School in Pascagoula, Miss. before joining the Montevallo program as an assistant coach. Hampton also coached two other high school teams in Mississippi and Alabama.

Hampton served as the head coach at Pascagoula High School for just one season, but improved the girls’ soccer team’s record from 4-10-2 in 2011 to 9-6-1 in 2011. Hampton served as the budget director of the team and implemented a study hall program to help improve the team’s academic success.

Prior to his stint at Pascagoula High School, Hampton served as the head women’s soccer coach at Marion Military Institute from 2008-2011. As the inaugural head coach of the program, Hampton was in charge of recruiting, budgeting and all team events.

Hampton also served as an assistant women’s soccer coach at the University of Alabama from 2005-2008. While in Tuscaloosa, Hampton recruited players throughout North America, including Alabama, Canada, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas. Hampton coached the 2007 SEC Freshman Goalkeeper of the Year and had his goalkeepers produce the fourth, fifth and 10th highest save percentages in program history. He helped reduce the goalkeepers’ goals against average from 2.65 in 2006 to 1.49 in 2007.

Hampton is a 2002 graduate of the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in political science. He went on to earn his State of Alabama Teaching Education certification from the University of West Alabama in 2003.

Hampton earned his master’s degree in human performance with an emphasis in sports management from the University of Alabama in 2010.