Kentucky fires women’s soccer coach

by J.R. Eskilson
October 15, 2021
Kentucky fires women’s soccer coach

The University of Kentucky made a surprising move in the women’s soccer leadership position on Friday. Ian Carry, head coach of the Kentucky women’s soccer team, was relieved of his duties, Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart announced

There was no reason given for the midseason move in the press release. Assistant coach Paul Babba will serve as the interim head coach, as Kentucky begins the search for a replacement.

Carry was in his fifth year in charge of the program. Kentucky was 6-8-2 this season, and 0-7-0 in conference play. Carry amassed a 26-50-8 record in his five season. He was 6-35-4 in SEC play while in charge at Kentucky. He served as an assistant coach for the Wildcats from 2013-2016. 

Coaching changes midseason are not common in college soccer. Chris Henderson of remarked on the shocking news.  

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