Louis Barrow completed his first season as the SVSU Men's Soccer head coach in the 2019 season.
The Cardinals posted an overall record of 13-6-1 and a GLIAC mark of 10-4. Saginaw Valley finished second in the league standings and advanced to the championship match of the 2019 GLIAC Tournament.
Senior forward Connor Rutz was named the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year and to the All-GLIAC First Team. Junior midfielder Alex Gloshen senior defender Wladimir Babaew were named to the All-GLIAC Second Team as well.
Rutz was named to the D2CCA and United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Team and was named a Second Team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches. Gloshen, Babaew and Robbie Bruce joined Rutz as being named United Soccer Coaches all-region honorees, as all three were listed on the third team.
Barrow was a two year student-athlete for the Cardinals, playing as a defender in the 2015 and 2016 seasons before joining the team's coaching staff. Saginaw Valley competed in the NCAA Division II Tournament all of the past four years with him a member of the team, including a 2018 GLIAC regular season championship and trip to the NCAA Division II Round of 16 with Barrow as an assistant. In Barrow's first season as a student-athlete in 2015, the Cards advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Prior to coming to Saginaw Valley as a Men's Soccer student-athlete, Barrow played at Regis University (Colo.), where he was a two year starter for the Rangers at the defender position. He prepped at Monkseaton High School in in Whitley Bay, NorthTyneside, England and is a 2013 graduate of the school.
Barrow, a native of Newcastle England, currently resides in Saginaw. He graduated in May 2018 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology.