Ernie Yarborough joined the Indiana coaching staff in January 2010 and is in his third season as a member of Todd Yeagley's staff at IU. Yarborough came to Indiana after spending one season as an assistant coach to Yeagley at Wisconsin. Prior to that he spent two seasons as an assistant coach at UAB, working with IU alum Mike Getman. Yarborough is no stranger to the Big Ten as he spent seven seasons as the top assistant at Michigan, a run that included a trip to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in 2003.
"It is a wonderful opportunity as an alum of the program to be able to continue the tradition that has been set forth before us, and have the opportunity to mold future Hoosiers," Yarborough said. "I am also happy to be able to bring my family back to a place that means so much to me, having played here and coached here. Being able to raise my children in Bloomington is a great opportunity."
A 1995 graduate of Indiana, Yarborough also played alongside Yeagley for four seasons and was part of three Big Ten Tournament teams and made two College Cup appearances. Following his collegiate career, Yarborough spent one season playing professionally with the Indiana Blast and served as a volunteer assistant coach at IU from 1997-99. During that time he helped guide Indiana to three College Cup appearances, including back-to-back national titles in 1998 and 1999.
A graduate of Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Yarborough was inducted into his alma mater's Hall of Fame in 2011.
"Ernie brings so many wonderful qualities to our program," Yeagley said. "His passion, hard work and knowledge of the game along with his engaging personality make Ernie a perfect fit within our coaching staff. Ernie's experience and love for IU Soccer will be a key asset as we build upon our proud tradition of excellence."