Brett Armstrong returns for his fifth season as the Trevecca women's soccer coach in the fall of 2011. Armstrong is the program's third coach, and the 2011-2012 season will be the program's 12th season of existence.
Armstrong is well known in Middle Tennessee soccer circles. He led the Christ Presbyterian Academy boys' and girls' high school soccer teams for nine seasons (1998-2007) with great success. Armstrong had a career record of 263-117-28.
Armstrong led the CPA boys' team to the A/AA State Championship in 1999 and has led CPA teams to six district championships, five regional championships, and six sectional championships. The CPA boys' A/AA State Championship in 1999 represents the only state title for a team from the MidState in that classification. Armstrong began his coaching career in middle school at CPA in 1993 and has spent the last 18 years coaching at the Brentwood, school.
Armstrong coached numerous all-state players and many future collegiate players while at CPA. Some of the players who went on to play college soccer are Dustin and Ryan Walker (Lipscomb), Tommy Nelms (Maryville) , Chris Peak (Belmont Abbey), Cooper Wallace (played football at Auburn), Whitney Southard (Appalachian State), Haley Averette (Alabama-Huntsville), Leigh Graham (Covenant), Kimberly Price (Trevecca, Belmont), and David Taaffe (Covenant). Brittany Lee was a Wendy's High School Heisman finalist in 2004.
Armstrong is also a full-time associate professor of history and political science at Trevecca. It is a role he has served in since 2001. He arrived at Trevecca shortly after finishing his PhD at Vanderbilt University. Armstrong completed his master's in history at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga.
Armstrong is a favorite professor who teaches variety of courses: World Civ, European History, History of Latin America, Modern Britain, Reformations and Revolutions, History of Russia, Contemporary Political Thought, American Political Institutions, and Historical Research.
His popular Federal Seminar allows him to take a group of 10 students to Washington, D.C., for a week each January. Another popular class venture was a 9-day trip with 13 students to Ireland in the spring of 2007 when he taught the History and Politics of Northern Ireland.
Armstrong grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated from Redan high school in Stone Mountain, Ga. in 1982.
He was a highly decorated player at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. He holds the Blue Hose career record for assists. In 1985 he was selected to the Adidas Academic All-American First Team (encompassing all levels of NAIA and NCAA), Honorable Mention NAIA All-American, All-District, NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete, and All-District Scholar-Athlete. Possibly the most prestigious award for Armstrong in 1985 was his selection as the Red Myers Award recipient. The award was given to the most outstanding student-athlete in NAIA District 6 each year. Armstrong was a 3-time (83, 84, and 85) NAIA District 6 Scholar-Athlete.
Armstrong, his wife (Leslie), and their three children, (Jacob, Alexandra and Connor) reside in Franklin, Tenn., and are members at Christ Community Church there.