Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Bryan Amos begins his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Blue Devils. A three-year starter in goal for Furman University, Amos is responsible for the development of the Blue Devil goalkeeping corps and also works closely with the defensive unit.
Under Amos’ tutelage the past five seasons, Duke has posted a 1.04 goals against average and 37 shutouts.
The Blue Devils' defense had the best season in recent Duke soccer history, allowing just 16 goals and posting a 0.70 goals against average. James Belshaw earned All-America honors and was a part of nine shutouts for the season. Duke's 0.70 goals against average in 2012 was the lowest by a Blue Devil squad since 1987, while Belshaw's eight shutouts ranked eighth in Duke single-season history.
With Amos guiding the way, Belshaw became the first Duke goalie to earn All-ACC first team recognition twice in his career and only the ninth goalie in ACC history to do so. The Nottingham, England native finished his career with 21 shutouts and over 7,000 minutes played.
In 2010, the Blue Devil defense had its best year up under Amos' watch. With Belshaw and Ibeagha at the helf, Duke posted six shutouts and allowed just 18 goals for a 0.85 goals against average. The 18 goals were the fewest allowed by the Blue Devils since the 1999 season.
Belshaw earned All-ACC second team recognition and All-South region first team honors after posting four shutouts and a 0.79 goals against average. Central defender Andrew Wenger joined Belshaw on the honors list, earning All-America first team recognition, while Sebastien Ibeagha was voted to the All-ACC Freshman squad in 2010. Wenger also was recognized as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
In his second season, the Furman product mentored a rookie Belshaw to a 12-6-0 record and a 1.32 goals against average. Belshaw was voted to the NSCAA All-South Region third team in 2009, while Wenger and Christian Ibeagha earned first and third team honors under Amos’ watch.
Amos' first season on the sidelines was a solid one. Working with veteran goalkeeper Brendan Fitzgerald, Duke fnished the year with eight shutouts and a 1.06 goals against average.
A native of Plano, Texas, Amos earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008 in political science from Furman.
For his career, he recorded an 0.81 goals against average and a .790 save percentage, making 181 saves and allowing just 48 goals in his three seasons as a starter. He finished his career with a 37-16-5 record as the team’s netminder. His 21 career shutouts rank third in Furman history and fourth in Southern Conference history.
In 2007, his senior campaign, Amos garnered third team NSCAA All-South Region honors and second team All-Southern Conference honors while leading Furman to a 19-4 record, top 25 national ranking, Southern Conference regular season title, SoCon Tournament championship and the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He tallied 10 shutouts in 23 starts, including blankings of UNC Greensboro in the SoCon Tournament Finals and Campbell in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Amos was voted the SoCon Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after leading Furman to three victories and the title. As a senior, he posted a league record 0.577 goals against average to rank 10th in NCAA Division I. Amos earned numerous weekly awards during the season, including a national team of the week accolade from the College Soccer News in September.
As a junior, Amos captured all-conference second-team honors after posting eight shutouts and leading the team to 10 total games without allowing a goal. In nearly 1,650 minutes of action in the net, he allowed just 15 goals and made 50 saves for a conference best 0.82 goals against average. In his first year as a starter in 2005, Amos made 17 starts, posted a 1.09 goals against average and recorded three shutouts.