Bob Barnes has been named head coach of women’s soccer at Indiana University South Bend. He served a long career as the head coach of women’s soccer at Ohio Wesleyan University. Barnes guided Ohio Wesleyan to NCAA Division III championships in 2001 and 2002, and his teams set an NCAA Division III record with a 60-game winning streak. 

In Barnes’ 19 seasons as Ohio Wesleyan’s head coach, the Battling Bishops won five North Coast Athletic Conference championships, won the NCAC tournament six times, and made eight NCAA Division III tournament appearances.  

IU South Bend will begin competing in women’s soccer in the Chicagoland Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics next fall. The addition of women’s soccer brings the number of varsity sports at IU South Bend to 13.