Lipka on Bennett: "Tim has been a huge asset to our team for the past five years. He significantly improves our team both on and off the field as he takes an active role in all facets of our program. Tim's recruiting ability and tactical knowledge of the game have definitely helped move our program into the perennial top 20."
Tim Bennett, a former soccer player for Providence College, begins his fifth season as an assistant coach for the UK women's soccer team after spending three seasons as an assistant for the men's team. Bennett is a relentless recruiter and handles daily office duties in addition to his daily practice responsibilities on the field.
Bennett was the first four-year starter at Omaha (Nebraska) Westside High School. He was a two-time All-State midfielder and played for a two-time state championship team. He was also a member of the Olympic Development Program Regional Pool and played in the Omaha Gladiators club soccer organization.
As a defender for the Providence Friars, Bennett was the assistant captain and once held the school record for most starts. He was a four-year starter and was twice named Academic All-Big East. He was also a member of the Right Guard All-Big East Team in 1991. He received a bachelor's degree in humanities in 1992.
While attending Providence, Bennett coached in the Gladiators program for three years. He has also worked at various soccer camps, including camps at UK, Indiana and Rhode Island. For the past six years, he has worked with LFC (Lexington Futbol Club), coaching UK freshmen Sarah Jervis and Elisabeth Jones along the way. Bennett has coached four teams to consecutive Kentucky youth soccer championship titles (2000, 01, 02, 03).
Bennett has received his USSF "B" coaching license and the National Soccer Coaches Association Advanced National and National Licenses. Assisting Coach Warren Lipka in all facets of coaching and recruiting efforts, Bennett is currently working on a master's degree in geography at Kentucky. Bennett is single and lives in Lexington.