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Lewis Theobald
Head Coach

Eleventh-year head coach Lewis Theobald has transformed the Jennies Soccer program into one of the premier programs not only in the MIAA, but in all of NCAA Division II.

The eight-time MIAA and four-time region Coach of the Year, enters the 2017 season with an impressive 172-27-18 record. He recorded more wins in his first three seasons than any other coach in school history and is the all-time winningest coach in Jennies’ soccer history.

Theobald enters this season as the second-winningest active coach in Division II women's soccer with an .834 winning percentage.

During his tenure, Theobald has coached 13 All-Americans in Ana Dilkes, Emily Eldridge, Randi Fernsler, Kayla Hamner, Julie Ireland, Becky Lackey, Cindy Lackey, Abby Rhodes, Alyssa Rhodes, Jada Scott, Carly Stanley, Jenna Stones and Megan Woolley and has led 42 players to All-Region status.

He has coached 92 All-Conference players, including Most Valuable Players Melanie Hall, Kayla Shain and two-time Player of the Year Alyssa Rhodes; Offensive Players of the Year Carly Stanley, Julie Ireland, and Jada Scott; Freshmen of the Year Alyssa Rhodes, Stanley, Hannah Pyle, Alexis Robbers and Nicki Wisnasky; Defenders of the Year, Emily Eldridge, Cindy Lackey and Abby Rhodes, and three-time Goalkeeper of the Year, Ana Dilkes.

In 2016, he guided the Jennies to their third straight 20-plus win season as they went 21-2 overall. The Jennies won the MIAA Regular Season Championship for the seventh straight time and ninth overall in program history, and won their third straight MIAA Tournament Championship and earned a first round bye in NCAA Central Region Tournament as the top seed for the second consecutive year. In the second round Central Missouri defeated Central Oklahoma, 2-1, and downed Fort Hays State, 1-0, to win the Central Region and reach the Elite Eight for the third year in a row. The Jennies fell in the Elite Eight to defending national champions Grand Valley State, 3-1, to bring their season to an end. The Jennies had five All-Americans, seven All-Region, and nine All-MIAA players. Theobald and his staff were also named the Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year.

The Jens followed up their record setting 2014 campaign with another spectacular season in 2015. The Jennies finished the season with a 21-2-1 record en route to winning their sixth-straight MIAA Regular Season Championship and their second consecutive, and third overall, MIAA Tournament Title. Central Missouri earned the No. 1 seed in the region, earning a first round bye in the NCAA Tournament. The Jens knocked off Minot State 2-0 in the second round, and beat Minnesota State 1-0 to win the Central Region and advance to the Elite Eight for the second year in a row. The Jennies and defending National Champions Grand Valley State were tied 1-1 after two overtimes, but UCM fell 3-2 in the shootout to bring their season to a close. The Jennies had five All-Americans, six All-Region and 11 All-MIAA players. Theobald earned Co-Coach of the year honors, his eighth such honor.

The 2014 season proved the best in program history as Theobald led the Jennies to an undefeated regular season and their fifth straight MIAA Regular Season Championship. The Jennies captured the MIAA Tournament title and earned the No. 2 seed and a first round bye in the NCAA Central Region Tournament. The Jens won a pair of games in the regional, including a 3-2 overtime win over top-ranked and undefeated Minnesota State, to advance to the National Quarterfinals for the first time in program history. UCM finished the season 21-1-2 overall and three players earned various All-American honors for the Jennies, while 11 players were named to the All-MIAA team. Theobald was named MIAA Coach of the Year for the seventh time in his eight seasons at the helm.

In 2013, he led the Jennies to their fourth straight MIAA regular season championship and the sixth in the last seven years with a 14-4-2 overall record. The Jens advanced to their fourth straight NCAA Tournament and the sixth during Theobald's tenure. UCM went 9-1-1 in MIAA play and had nine players named to the All-MIAA Team, including both the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, Freshman of the year and Theobald was named MIAA Coach of the Year.

In 2012, he led the Jennies to a 16-2-5 record, their third straight MIAA championship. They received the No. 1 seed and right to host the Central Region Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. The Jens went 10-0-2 in conference play and ran their MIAA unbeaten streak to 43 straight league games.

Central Missouri finished the 2011 season with a 19-2-0 overall mark, participating in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and fifth time in program history. The Jennies went 8-0-0 in the MIAA, capturing the conference regular season title and the tournament title. Central Missouri had 11 selected to the All-MIAA Teams, four All-Region honorees and one Daktronics All-American in Rhodes.

Central Missouri finished the 2010 season with a 19-1-0 overall mark, participating in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The Jennies went 16-0 in the MIAA, capturing the conference title. Along the way UCM broke many program and league records, finishing ranked ninth in the nation. They also had 11 players on the All-MIAA team, six on the all-region squad, and one NSCAA All-American, Rhodes.

The Jennies posted a 13-5-2 mark in 2009, just missing the national tournament for the first time in four years. Theobald led eight players to All-MIAA status, the most named to this team since 2001, and two players to the all-region team. The Jennies collected a 0.58 goals against average, the lowest since 1998, and their first undefeated season at home, going 8-0.

Theobald led the Jennies to a record-breaking 2008  campaign, recording the most wins for the program with a 15-4-2 record, setting the mark for most consecutive wins with 13, and winning their second conference title in as many years. Theobald was recognized as the NSCAA/Adidas South-Central Regional Coach of the Year and MIAA Coach of the Year, leading his squad to the NCAA Tournament for a third straight season, this time as the No. 1 seed and host.

In his first season, Theobald guided the Jennies to a 13-4-4 record and the first conference title in school history. UCM advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year and won the school’s first ever NCAA Tournament game before falling in the second round.

Theobald took over a program that made its first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history with a 12-5-3 record, while losing only one player to graduation.

Theobald came to UCM from Division I Indiana State in the Missouri Valley Conference, where he was the top assistant. While there, he was the lead recruiter and was responsible for scouting as well as game and player evaluations. He helped the Sycamores establish numerous  individual and team attacking records because of his player-centered coaching philosophy. Theobald also led three players to double digit points, a first in program history.

Prior to being at ISU, Theobald spent several years coaching high school soccer, premier club soccer and at the Olympic Development Program in the Kansas City Area.

Theobald was picked to start and build the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Olathe Northwest High School from 2003-06. Afterwards he helped guide Olathe East High School to the Kansas 6A State Championship in 2001 and to a NSCAA national ranking.

During his time in the area, he also coached one of the elite club teams, the Kansas City Strikers United. Responsible for player and team development, the program was ranked as one of the top teams in the Midwest by

Theobald was also involved in the Olympic Development program for eight years in both Kansas and Indiana. He helped with the selection of the state team and was the head coach of the 1988 girls age group that had two players selected to attend the national team camp and two players selected to the region team. He also coached the 1993 team.

A 1999 graduate of the University of Kansas, Theobald received his degree in education with a concentration in physical education. While attending KU, Theobald was twice elected team captain for the cross country team, named representative of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and nominated for the National Advisory Board’s Senior Leadership Award. Theobald was the sole member to earn four-year varsity letters in cross country, indoor and outdoor track. He was also an Academic All-Big 12 three times and a six-time Jayhawk Scholar.

Theobald is nationally licensed by the United States Soccer Federation with his ‘A’ license and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

He has three children, twin boys, Gavin and Gareth and daughter, Meredith.


Lewis Theobald Year-by-Year
    Overall     MIAA  
Year School W L T     W L T Finish
2007 Central Missouri 13 4 4 *   10 3 1 T-1st
2008 Central Missouri 15 4 2 *   13 2 1 1st
2009 Central Missouri 13 5 2     12 3 1 3rd
2010 Central Missouri 19 1 0 *   16 0 0 1st
2011 Central Missouri 19 2 0 *   8 0 0 1st
2012 Central Missouri 16 2 5 *   10 0 2 1st
2013 Central Missouri 14 4 2 *   9 1 1 1st
2014 Central Missouri 21 1 2 * ! 14 0 0 1st
2015 Central Missouri 21 2 1 * ! 9 2 0 1st
2016 Central Missouri 21 2 0 * ! 10 1 0 T-1st
  Totals - 10 years 172 27 18     111 12 6  
* = NCAA Postseason
! = NCAA Central Region Champions

Maddi Moon
Assistant Coach

Maddi Moon begins her first season as an assistant coach with Central Missouri in 2017 after spending the 2016 season as the assistant coach at Missouri Southern.

At MSSU, Moon coached the Lions' defensive group along with the warm-up, cool down, fitness, agility, and speed aspects of the program.
Prior to Missouri Southern, Moon worked for Sporting Arkansas, where she was one of the technical directors for the ’06 and ’05 girls programs and was the ’04 girls’ age group coach. She played collegiately at the University of Central Arkansas where she appeared in 58 matches with 27 starts at defender. For her career, Moon was a part of 17 shutouts while scoring four goals and tallying three assists for the Bears. She was also a three-time member of the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll and earned the Southland Conference Defender of the Week during her sophomore season (Sept. 13, 2011).

Following her playing career at Central Arkansas, Moon played one season professionally with Melbourne Victory in the 2015 W-league season as a reserve and was later promoted to a roster spot.

Moon prepped at Birdville High School in Texas where she was a two-time First Team All-District selection and helped BHS to two regional quarterfinals and one semifinal appearance while earning team offensive MVP honors as a freshman.

Moon graduated in 2014 from Central Arkansas with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Marketing and earned her Master of Education degree from the University of Missouri in 2016.

Moon is married to former MSSU baseball player and current Kansas City Royals minor leaguer, Logan Moon.

Michael Eade
Graduate Assistant Coach

Michael Eade is in his second season as a graduate assistant with the Jennies and will work with the goalkeepers. Eade comes to UCM after spending the 2015 season as the volunteer assistant at Division I Creighton.

He started his career coaching two seasons at Bloomsburg University, helping the Huskies to the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

Following his time at BU, Eade spent two seasons with the University of Rhode Island as the goalkeeper coach and one season at Bryant University as a volunteer assistant.

He was the goalkeeper coach for the men's team at Johnson and Wales (R.I.), helping the Wildcats to the 2014 Great Northeast Conference title.

Eade has also been the Olympic Development Program (ODP) Rhode Island Director of Goalkeepers, the Nebraska ODP 98 Boys State coach and has coached for Bayside Futebol Club, Gretna Soccer Club and Gretna High School. He has also worked as the KCFC Alliance boys’ goalkeeping coach.

A native of Buckhurst Hill, England, Eade’s playing background includes collegiate experience at Park University from 2007-2010. He was named the 2008 MCAC Defensive Player of the Year, 2008 MCAC First Team All-Conference, He also led Park to the 2007 MCAC regular season title and Region IV Tournament championship. Eade played in 42 games as a Pirate, including two NAIA national tournament games, recording 16 shutouts and goals-against averages of 1.01, 0.96 and 0.89 in his three years. Eade was involved with two professional clubs in England, spending three seasons as part of Luton Towns Youth Training Scheme (YTS) and four seasons with the Tottenham Hotspurs youth academy.

He graduated from Park University in 2010 with a bachelor’s in business administration & management. He earned his master’s in instructional technology from Bloomsburg University (Pa.) in 2012. He holds his NSCAA Level I, II and III Goalkeeping Diplomas a USSF National C License, USSF National D license, National E license, USSF National F License and the USYS National Youth License.