Staff

Mike Babst, Camp Director 

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Coach Babst joined Davidson as the Men’s Soccer Head Coach in February 2019. Prior to leading the Davidson Men's Soccer program, he served as Head Coach at the University of Chicago, where he led the Maroons to back-to-back Final Four appearances in 2017 and 2018. Before his time at the University of Chicago, Babst served as Assistant Coach at Northwestern University, University of South Carolina, Duquesne University, and Washington & Lee University. Babst earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Marketing from Boston College in 1999 and Law Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007.

 

 

 

Jarred Brookins, Assistant Camp Director

Coach Brookins joins the Wildcats' program after three years as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Mercer, where he helped the Bears to a 30-20-3 overall record, which included an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2019 and a regular season Southern Conference Championship in 2018. In addition to coaching 20 all-conference performers, a Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year in Macon, Brookins was a part of a staff named the 2018 Southern Conference Coaching Staff of the Year. Prior to Mercer, Brookins spent five years with the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club in Alabama. As the boys' staff coach and college liaison, he helped the club to seven USYS Youth Soccer State Championships from 2014-18 as well as an appearance in the U18 Region III quarterfinals in 2018. Brookins graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology where he also served as a team captain in 2012, leading the Panthers to an undefeated record in the Southern Athletic Association. 


Jesse DiLuzio, Assistant Camp Director 

Jesse DiLuzio joined the Davidson Soccer staff in May of 2021. Prior to his arrival in Davidson, he served as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Louisville. While at Louisville, DiLuzio helped the Cardinals to a Sweet 16 appearance in 2019 and a second-place finish in the ACC Atlantic Division in 2020. He also coached with Louisville City Academy. Before his time in Louisville, DiLuzio trained and worked with coaches in Jordan, India, Georgia, and Indonesia through the non-profit organization Coaches Across Continents. DiLuzio earned a bachelor's degree from Centre College in 2014 and a master's degree in Sport Administration from the University of Louisville in 2021. 

 

Camp Counselors

Davidson Soccer Camps bring together a team of experienced coaches who are passionate about working with developing youth players. All counselors have extensive soccer backgrounds; including many who are current or former players at the college or professional levels. All counselors focus on ensuring that each camper receives the skills training, appropriate direction, and individual feedback needed to ensure a positive camp experience. 

2021 CAMP DATES


Junior Advanced Day Camps

Session 1: June 21st- 25th

9am-4pm 

Session 2: July 26th-30th

9am-4pm

Youth Day Camps  

Session 1: June 21st-25th 

  Full Day: 9am-4pm

  Half Day: 9am-12pm

Session 2: July 26th-30th 

Full Day: 9am-4pm

  Half Day: 9am-12pm

Senior ID Camps 

Session 1: July 2nd-3rd

  10:30am-5pm

Session 2: July 31st-August 1st 

10:30am-5pm