|Previous College:||Notre Dame College, 2007|
Davie Carmichael is in his first season as an assistant with the Cal Poly men's soccer program, arriving in San Luis Obispo after serving as head coach and an assistant coach at Buffalo and helping lift the Bulls program to historic success.
"I'm very excited to have Davie as part of our staff. He brings a wealth of experience to Cal Poly as both a coach and former player," third-year Cal Poly head coach Steve Sampson said. "Davie will be involved in almost every aspect of our program, but will primarily assist me in working with our team on the field. His addition adds quality to our staff to care for the needs of our players. I'm convinced Davie's contributions will allow Cal Poly to continue growing as a top Division I program."
An assistant coach at Buffalo for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Carmichael was promoted to head coach in January 2017. The Buffalo Athletics Department, however, chose to drop the men's soccer program in April.
With Carmichael on the sideline during Buffalo's final season in 2016, the Bulls posted their highest win total in 11 seasons at 12-4-3. Three of Buffalo's four losses came versus nationally ranked opponents and the program's final RPI ranking of 50 was the highest in program history. Buffalo's 10 shutouts last season marked the second highest total in school history.
During his first season at Buffalo in 2015, Carmichael helped lead the Bulls to their first winning year (8-7-4) in seven seasons. The program also reached the Mid-American Conference Tournament championship match for just the second time in school history (the Bulls fell to eventual College Cup national semifinalist Akron).
Carmichael arrived at Buffalo following a four-year stint at Division II Lake Erie College (Painesville, Ohio), turning around a program that was 1-16-1 the year prior to his hiring and finishing 11-5-2 in 2014. During his final season, Lake Erie College earned its first NSCAA regional ranking in program history while setting program records for wins, goals against average (0.70), fewest goals allowed (13), goals per game (1.67) and total goals (30). The 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honoree, Carmichael produced 11 all-conference selections while at Lake Erie.
As a player, Carmichael was an All-GLIAC first team and NSCAA All-Midwest Region first team honoree at Northwood University (Midland, Michigan) in 2004. After transferring to Notre Dame (Ohio) College, Carmichael helped the Falcons to the 2005 NAIA Final Four.
A native of Scotland and member of the Scotland U-18 Men's National Team in 2001, Carmichael earned a bachelor's degree in sports management from Notre Dame College in 2007 and a master's in education from Lake Erie College in 2011.