Camp Director/Associate Head Coach
Bret Boulware, who served as an assistant coach with the Furman men’s soccer program from 1995-99, rejoined head coach Doug Allison’s coaching staff as assistant coach and director of operations in May of 2016.
Boulware, a 1992 graduate of Presbyterian College, came to Furman when Allison was named as head coach in 1995 and helped lead Furman to five of its most successful seasons in the school’s history. Under the tutelage of Allison and Boulware, the Paladins won four Southern Conference regular season titles, three SoCon tournament titles, and were consistently ranked in the nation’s top 25. During Boulware’s five seasons as a Paladin assistant, Furman tallied the fifth-best record (78-21-7) in NCAA Division I soccer.
In 2000, Boulware returned to PC as head coach where he guided the Blue Hose for 16 years, including six seasons with over eight wins and a South Atlantic Conference regular season title in 2001. He helped PC transition into Division I from 2007-12.
Over the course of 26 seasons, Doug Allison has established himself as one of the most successful and respected head coaches in all of college soccer.
Allison enters his 21st season as Furman’s skipper with an overall winning percentage of .678(259-112-42) which ranks 14th in the nation among active coaches in NCAA Division I.
Since Allison took over the Paladin soccer program in 1995, Furman has been one of the most successful programs in the nation, claiming nine Southern Conference regular season titles and 7 SoCon Tournament championships. Allison has produced 103 All-Southern Conference selections, 30 All-Americans, nine MLS Draft picks and two United States National Team standouts.
Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Former Colorado Rapids forward Brandon Tucker joined the Furman staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2017 season.
“Brandon Tucker has been a great addition to our staff,” said Paladin head coach Doug Allison. “He has played for and coached with Coach Boulware and was a tremendous player with the Region IV team, Presbyterian and as a professional. His experience as a college coach and as a player at the professional level will make him a great fit for Furman.”
Tucker, a native of Englewood, Colo., played his college soccer for Paladin assistant coach Bret Boulware at Presbyterian College before serving as assistant coach from 2009-11 and as associate head coach for the Blue Hose from 2012-13. He earned All-South Atlantic Conference honors and NSCAA All-Region accolades three times during his playing career. As a coach, he helped Presbyterian transition into NCAA Division I soccer.
A former teammate of head coach Doug Allison at the University of South Carolina, Charlie Arndt has served as Furman's goalkeeper coach since Allison arrived at Furman in 1995.
As a player, Arndt fashioned one of the finest careers of any goalkeeper in Gamecock soccer history, starting for three seasons and recording 13 shutouts and 0.58 career goals against average. He helped South Carolina to a 47-11-7 record and consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 1986, `87 and `88. As a senior, he was a consensus All-America selection, and was also named NCAA Goalkeeper-of-the-Year and GTE Academic All-America.