* 2010 Horizon League Coach of the Year
* 62 Wins At Butler
Tari St. John has built a championship women's soccer program at Butler. Entering her eighth season at the helm of the BU program in 2013, St. John has a young team that plays a dynamic style that can keep the team winning for years to come.
St. John takes the Bulldogs into 2013 after one of the program's best seasons ever. The 2012 edition of Butler women's soccer went 12-5-4 and placed fourth in the Atlantic 10 Conference standings. The team set a school record for goals-against average, ranking among the nation's top defensive teams. The Bulldogs that season also set a new mark for fewest losses in a season.
St. John's 2011 Bulldog squad, featuring just one senior, won eight matches against a loaded schedule. Butler took on Indiana, Oregon State, Louisville and Xavier in the non-conference portion of the season. The team then advanced to the semifinal of the 2011 Horizon League Women's Soccer Championship.
The 2010 women's soccer season was one of the best in school history. After a slow start with a team starting eight freshmen, the Bulldogs came together and went 6-2-0 in league play. BU's season was highlighted by a 1-0 win at defending league champion Milwaukee, and that win ended up being the tie-breaker that gave Butler the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. Butler finished the season 9-11-0 overall.
For her efforts, St. John was named Horizon League Coach of the Year. The Bulldogs had Katie Griswold and Jackie Hafele make first team All-Horizon League, and Sarah Phelps was a second-team honoree. Jackie Hafele was named the conference's newcomer of the year, and was on the all-newcomer team with Nikki Hafele and Olivia Colosimo.
A former assistant coach with the program, St. John was named the program's fourth head coach in April 2006. She had a positive impact on the program from her very first days on the job, increasing Butler's win total in each of her first three seasons, going from five victories in 2006 to 10 in 2007 before improving to 11 in 2008. During those first three seasons, 11 Butler players were named to All-Horizon League squads, including first-team members Kristen Harnest (2006), Abbie Kaul (2007), Angie Muir (2007) and Molly Kruger (2008-09). That total is now 21 after Butler had five all-league honorees in 2010 and two more in 2011.
A strong recruiter of talent, St. John's teams have featured eight players on the league's all-newcomer squad, while her 2007 recruiting class was ranked as the second-best in the Horizon League and the 25th-best in the Great Lakes Region by Soccer Buzz Magazine.
Prior to assuming the helm of the Bulldogs, St. John served as an assistant coach with her alma mater Purdue after spending two seasons as an assistant at Butler.
St. John brings NCAA Tournament experience and a background as a four-year starter at Purdue. She was honored as an adidas Scholar All-American following the 2002 season, helping the Boilermakers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. In addition to being a two-year captain, St. John also earned Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-Region honors.
In her first two seasons at Purdue, St. John started all 37 of the team's matches and earned Offensive MVP honors at the inaugural Boilermaker Challenge Cup. A torn ACL cut short her 2000 season and she took a medical redshirt during the 2001 campaign. Helping to control the midfield for the Boilermakers, St. John finished her Purdue career with nine goals and nine assists. She appeared in 73 matches during her career, getting the starting nod on 71 occasions.
A native of Brookfield, Wis., St. John was a member of eight Wisconsin club and two high school championship teams, earning first-team All-State honors three consecutive seasons.
St. John holds an "A" license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and received her National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) during the summer of 2005 and her Advanced National Diploma in 2008.
St. John, who married Rob Alman in 2012, graduated from Purdue in 2003 with a degree in management.
St. John As A Head Coach
|Year||School||Overall Record||League Record|
|2006||Butler||5-11-3 (.342)||2-4-1 (.357)|
|2007||Butler||10-9-1 (.525)||5-3-0 (.625)|
|2008||Butler||11-11-0 (.500)||4-4-0 (.500)|
|2009||Butler||7-11-2 (.381)||3-4-1 (.438)|
|2010||Butler||9-11-0 (.450)||6-2-0 (.750)|
|2011||Butler||8-10-2 (.450)||3-5-0 (.375)|
|2012||Butler||12-5-4 (.667)||5-1-3 (.722)|
|TOTAL||62-68-12 (.479)||28-23-5 (.545)|