November 3, 2009

Stephen Armstrong Joins Butler Women's Soccer Staff

Stephen Armstrong, who played men's soccer for Butler from 1996-99, has joined the BU women's soccer coaching staff. Head coach Tari St. John made the announcement Tuesday, Nov. 3.

"We are very excited to welcome Stephen back to Butler," St. John said.  "He is extremely passionate about the game, hard-working and an effective communicator.  These attributes made him an excellent player and will also lend itself to being a successful coach."

Following a standout care er for the Bulldogs, Armstrong has spent the past decade playing professional soccer. He played in Europe in 2000-01 before joining Major League Soccer's D.C. United as a second-round draft pick in 2001. Following his season in D.C., Armstrong spent three seasons with the Kansas City Wizards (2002-04) and the 2005 campaign with the Columbus Crew.

Since 2006, Armstrong has played for the Chicago Storm of the MISL and Charleston Battery of the USL.

Armstrong, a native of Birkenhead, England, scored 102 career points (43g-16a) during his Bulldog career. A third team All-American in 1999, He was an All-MCC selection three times and was named to the league's all-tournament team three times. He ranks among the all-time scoring leaders in Butler and Horizon League history.

A 2000 Butler graduate, Armstrong makes his home in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a former member of the U-23 South Africa team.