In his ninth season leading the Amherst College men’s soccer team, head coach Justin Serpone directed the Purple & White to a phenomenal and historical season that culminated in the program’s first-ever national title.
Guiding his team to an 18-1-2 record (9-0-1 NESCAC), Serpone was named the 2015 NSCAA, D3soccer.com, and HeroSports.com Division III Coach of the Year. The 18 wins for Amherst in 2015 ties the program’s high watermark for victories as Serpone’s 2013 squad also finished that season with an 18-1-2 ledger.
Since taking the reins in 2007, Serpone has amassed a superb 138-17-24 overall record which includes four NESCAC championships (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013); nine appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship tournament; eight Sweet 16 berths; four Elite 8 appearances; a pair of Final Fours; and the program’s first national championship in 2015.
In 15 seasons under the guidance of Dennis Bohn, the Lafayette men’s soccer program has produced nothing but winning teams. Bohn has led the Leopards to winning seasons in 12 of his 15 years on College Hill, three Patriot League championships and three NCAA Tournament berths. His overall record entering his 16th season at Lafayette is 132-92-55 with a 46-44-23 mark in Patriot League play and a 68-28-22 tally at Oaks Stadium.
Brian Bouhl joined the Hoyas in 2018 as the volunteer assistant coach. He came to the Hilltop from Coastal Carolina University. Bouhl assists in all aspects of the program, with primary responsibility on coaching the Hoya goalkeepers and managing the sport science program.
In his first season with the Hoyas, Georgetown went 13-5-3 overall and won the BIG EAST Championship for the second-consecutive season earning an automatic NCAA Tournament berth. The squad boasted the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, seven All-BIG EAST honorees, as well as one MLS selection in Brendan McDonough. The coaching staff was also named the United Soccer Coaches East Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
Brad Cole joined the men’s soccer coaching staff in January of 2020. Previously, Cole was an assistant coach at the University of Vermont.
A player for the Catamounts from 2010-2015, Cole played right back and defensive midfield at Vermont prior to joining the coaching staff as a graduate assistant. In addition to being named team captain as a senior, Cole was the recipient of the Russell O. Sunderland Memorial Trophy, an award presented to a University of Vermont student-athlete who overcomes obstacles and maintains a high quality of play and academic prowess.
Ryan Hayward was named an assistant coach in April 2015. He works primarily with the Princeton defense with a focus on goalkeeping.
Hayward was honored with the Princeton coaching staff in 2018 as the NCAA Northeast Regional Coaching Staff of the Year. The Tigers won the Ivy League and reached the NCAA Tournament. Princeton’s defense ranked 17th nationally in goals against average and goalkeeper Jacob Schachner is now eighth all-time at Princeton in shutouts with 10 in his career.
Stewart Flaherty enters his third season in 2020 as an assistant coach for the Dartmouth men’s soccer team after six seasons at Bates College.
A native of Middlesbrough, England, and a 2004 graduate of Loughborough University with a master’s degree in sport psychology, Flaherty has accumulated extensive experience with player development and recruitment in the US. In addition to serving six seasons as head coach of Bates College, Flaherty also served as assistant coach with the Portland Phoenix senior team in the Premier Development League (PDL).
Jorge Chapoy became the head coach of the Red Devil men’s soccer program in the fall of 2020.
He came to Carlisle from Division I Lafayette College, where he has spent the past six seasons serving as the assistant men’s soccer coach. He has been involved in all aspects of the program and played a key role in the recruitment efforts, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Lenny Armuth has been at the helm of the men’s soccer program since 1994 and in that time has become the most successful coach in the history of the program. With nine Conference Coach of the Year, two NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year, an ECAC Coach of the Year, and a NSCAA/Adidas National Coach of the Year award to his name, Armuth has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the country. His Ranger teams have captured nine conference titles, including a pair of Landmark Conference crowns, further proving the quality of Armuth’s work. No stranger to the NCAA Tournament, his teams have gone to the Big Dance nine times, including their first-ever NCAA Championship game appearance in 2003 where the Rangers finished second in the nation. Most recently, his 2017 squad reached the NCAA Sweet 16 for the third time under Armuth’s guidance.
Dale Jordan was named Stevens Institute of Technology’s head men’s soccer coach in August of 2016 and is in his fifth season at the helm. Coming into the 2020-21 season, Jordan has a 53-19-8 record and has led the Ducks to four straight regular season conference titles and won two Empire 8 Conference Tournament crowns in 2017 & 2018.
Jordan has taken the Ducks to two NCAA Tournaments, including a round of 16 berth in 2017. The Round of 16 appearance was the first for Stevens since 2012. Jordan has been named the conference coach of the year three times in his first four seasons on Castle Point.
Stevens Institute of Technology
Chris Pratt enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Wesleyan men’s soccer program in 2019 after previously serving as the assistant boy’s varsity soccer coach at the Noble & Greenough School for the last four seasons. During his time with the Nobles, Pratt helped guide the team to the NEPSAC Class B Tournament in 2016 and 2018.
The 2017 season marked the beginning of Clayton Schmitt’s second stint as an assistant coach for the Emory men’s soccer team.
Clayton rejoined the Eagles’ program after spending the 2014-2016 campaigns at Oglethorpe University, where he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He helped the Stormy Petrels to an overall record of 24-20-7 during those three seasons, which included 2015 and 2016 Southern Athletic Association regular-season titles.
Coach Jeff Huffman looks forward to his second season at Amherst in 2018 and his 16th overall in collegiate soccer. This will be Huffman’s second season as men’s goalkeeper coach and first as the women’s.
On the men’s side in 2017, Huffman saw all four of his net minders receive at least one start. Seeing the most shots of any Amherst squad in Coach Serpone’s 11 year Amherst tenure, the Amherst goalkeepers combined to lead the NESCAC in saves (94)-while recording the third highest save percentage during conference play.
Matthew Travis was hired in the summer of 2016 and will begin his second stint as an assistant coach on the Amherst College men’s soccer staff.
Travis first joined head coach Justin Serpone’s staff this fall following the completion of his master’s degree in Leadership Management at Montreat College in Black Mountain, N.C. where he also served as a two-year graduate assistant men’s soccer coach.
Travis gained extensive experience in his coaching role at Montreat, including on the field coaching, recruiting, mentoring student athletes, office work, and video editing. In addition, he earned the NSCAA Advanced Diploma in 2014. Travis also served as a state staff coach for the Olympic Development Program in North Carolina.
Gabriel Robinson, a local product from Easton, enters his third season on the sidelines after his college playing career at Cincinnati and Duquesne. He graduated from the latter with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts.
During the 2019 season Robinson helped lead the Leopards to a record of 9-7-5 with an appearance in the Patriot League championship game, making it the program’s 12th championship appearance in the 29 years of the Patriot League Tournament. During its run to the championship, Lafayette compiled 10 shutouts on the season, finishing ranked 17th nationally in shutout percentage (0.476) and 31st nationally in team goals against average (0.941).