In just his fourth season at the helm of the girls’ soccer program, Joshua George has turned the Bulldogs into a perennial top ten team in IHSAA Class 3A and a threat to advance deep in the state tournament.
Since landing the job in 2016, George has guided the Bulldogs to three straight winning seasons, including back to back campaigns of double-digit wins in 2017 and 2018. He has posted a 32-16-6 record over his three seasons. This success comes after the program went through a five-year drought without a winning season. Under George's guidance, the Bulldogs have advanced in the state tournament during two of George's three years as the coach.
George quickly turned around the program when he first took over.
During the 2016 campaign, the Bulldogs' 8-6-4 record was their first winning mark since 2010. They advanced to the sectional semi-final for the first time since 2015 and doubled their win total from the previous year.
The 2017 Bulldogs were the first to amass double-digit wins since 2012, en route to a 12-5-1 record.
The Bulldogs followed up that campaign with a second straight 12-5-1 record in 2018 and finished the year ranked No. 11 in Class 3A. The Bulldogs were third in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference standings. The HCC is notably one of the toughest conferences in the state of Indiana.
George has coached several Bulldogs to the next level as well as numerous All-HCC, ISCA All-State, ISCA All-District and ICSA Academic All-District selections.
In his nearly 20 years of coaching experience, George has held several other coaching positions at each of the club, high school and collegiate levels.
He was a varsity assistant coach for the Boys soccer program at Zionsville High School during their 2002 season. The Eagles advanced all the way to the Noblesville Sectional final during George's one year on staff.
George has worked both as a coach and a Director of Coaching for Westside United FC, a Premier level soccer club based out of Avon, IN since joining the program in 2002.
He started as a coach for the club where George has led over half a dozen teams to high levels of success. He has been a part of 11 State Championships, 3 State Finalists, 5 State Semi-Finals, 3 Regional Semi-Finals and 1 Regional Final in his time with the club. He has helped hundreds of players reach the next level, including his WSU 93 team that saw each of its’ members play collegiately.
In 2007, George was named the Director of Coaching for WSU.
George worked as a Volunteer Assistant in 2002 for the Men’s Soccer program at the University of Indianapolis, his alma mater. He attended UIndy from 2002-2006 where he was a member of the Men’s soccer team. He earned four letters and was a part of the program's second-ever stretch of consecutive winning seasons. As a senior, he played in all but one of the team's matches.
George graduated from UIndy with a degree in Elementary Education.
Prior to his career at UIndy, George played at near-by Danville High School from 1998-2002. He was a three-year team captain and All-conference selection with the Warriors. He graduated from Danville as the school's all-time leader in assists and was awarded the "Team MVP" his senior season.
George is married to his wife, Rachel, and has two daughters, Chloe and Isabella.