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Avila takes womens soccer job at Newman
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After spending the past the past two seasons as the head coach for the men’s and women’s soccer teams, Aaron Avila is off to Newman University to take over the women’s program at the Wichita school.
That leaves Barton in the market for a new men’s coach. Following the end of the last soccer campaign, Ousmane Camara was elevated from assistant for Avila in both to the head women’s coach while Avila was going to concentrate on the men’s program.
Avila spent four seasons as coach of the Barton women, coaching the men and women both the final two. Avila women’s teams went 46-22-5 while the men went 21-8-4. His women’s team reached the Region VI semifinals each year while the men did once.
The search for his replacement on the men’s side is now underway for Barton.
“We are looking for someone to continue what is a very rich tradition in the men’s soccer program,” Barton Athletic Director Trevor Rolfs said. “We will look nationally for this position.
“There is no doubt we are proud of what our men’s soccer program has done and we will find someone who can keep that going.”
Avila will be taking over a Jet team that finished 6-8-2 last year and hasn’t had a winning season since 2010.