Jeremy Bishop returns for his third stint at Central Arkansas – this time as a head coach. After previous stays at UCA as graduate assistant and later an assistant coach, Bishop is back to lead the Bears for the first time – being named head coach of the women's program in 2012.
Bishop most recently served as the men's head coach for one season at Harding University, having taken that spot following a two-year stint as the women's assistant coach at UCA in 2009 and 2010.
Prior to returning to UCA – where he earned his master's in kinesiology in 2000 while serving as a graduate assistant and assistant coach – Bishop was the head men's coach and the assistant women's coach at Lyon College in Batesville from 2002-08. He started the men's program at Lyon and assisted with the start up of the women's program. In his time in Batesville, he coached 25 TranSouth Conference Scholar Athletes, 14 All-TranSouth Conference selections and six NAIA Academic All-Americans.
He began his coaching career in 1999 as the volunteer boys' and girls' soccer coach at Central Arkansas Christian School, his high school alma mater, in Little Rock. While working with CAC, Bishop also worked as a graduate assistant at UCA.
In 2001, Bishop took his first collegiate head coaching job at Barton County Community College in Kansas. He was the head women's coach and assistant men's coach for one season.
Bishop earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology at Harding and his master's degree in kinesiology at Central Arkansas in 2000. He is married to the former Beth Roberts, a 1998 Harding graduate. The couple has two children—Isabella and Connor.