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Lee's Yelton makes move to Samford

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CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB) - Matt Yelton, the women's head soccer coach at Lee University is moving to Samford University in Birmingham.

There, he'll be working with his brothers, Todd and Jay at the Alabama school. He will be the assistant head coach for the women's soccer program.

During his 13 seasons at Lee, Yelton's teams amassed four consecutive NAIA Women's Soccer Championships, beginning in 2008.

He is also the Director of Coaching for the Chattanooga FC Academy (youth select).

Lee University's website says that Yelton is the most successful coach in the school's history, with a remarkable 252-42-2 record.

"I have been blessed to be a part of an amazing group of coaches that make up the athletic department at Lee," Yelton added. "I have learned a great deal from them on a professional level, but more importantly have been supported, loved and encouraged by them all. I would also like to thank (athletic director) Larry Carpenter for his leadership and friendship, but more importantly his daily support in all the years I have been at Lee."

Chris Hennessey will take over the women's program and lead the team through spring practices and the 2015 season.

Yelton also serves as Director of Coaching for the Chattanooga FC Academy youth soccer organization. The CFCA has not announced a replacement when he leaves this summer.

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