PPA 3 July 30th – Aug 2nd
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.
Justin Makar joined the U-M men’s soccer staff prior to the 2014 in the role of program assistant. He joins the Wolverines after spending four seasons on the sidelines as an assistant coach at Lafayette College, and was the programs No. 1 assistant and recruiting coordinator in 2013. Prior to that, he primarily worked with the Leopards’ goalkeepers as well as the recruiting and scouting efforts.
He will be directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program, including team travel, video and other duties as assigned.
University of Michigan
Brian Bouhl joined the Hoyas in 2018 as the volunteer assistant coach. He comes 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.
Bouhl spent the past three seasons at the University of Kentucky where he was the director of operations for men’s soccer. There he worked with all aspects of the program focusing on team operations including training, sport science, travel and camps. During that time, the Wildcats made NCAA tournament appearances in 2015 and 2016, including a program-first No. 16 seed in 2016.
While in Lexington, Bouhl was a staff coach with Lexington FC for five years, coaching the 1999 and 2001 boys age groups, as well as coaching goalkeepers for the club.
Associate Head Coach
Drew Hutchins joined the men’s soccer coaching staff in April of 2016. In his first three year helping guide the program, the team has seen incremental improvements each year.
Despite 21 of the 28 members on the 2018 roster being underclassmen, the Big Red posted an overall mark of 11-6 and went 4-3 in Ivy League play. For just the 11th time in program history, Cornell posted double-digit win numbers. Cornell placed four members on the All-Ivy teams, in addition to Emeka Eneli taking home Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors and Charles Touche earning all-region accolades. The team also led the Ivy League in goals with 30 goals.
Tim Stanton, a 2016 Colby graduate and a co-captain of the 2015 team, is in his third year as an assistant coach in the 2018-19 academic year.
Stanton, a government major, was a four-year member of Colby and played on defense.
Zack Grady enters his second year as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Trinity College in 2019. He spent the previous two falls with Wheaton College, where Grady he helped coach three All-New England players, three New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference First Team players, and the 2016 Rookie of the Year.
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.
Dale Jordan was named Stevens Institute of Technology’s head men’s soccer coach in August of 2016 and is in his fourth season at the helm. Coming into the 2019 season, Jordan has a 41-15-6 record and has led the Ducks to three straight regular season Empire 8 Conference titles and two consecutive tournament crowns.
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.
Stevens Institute of Technology
Shimer joined Pine Manor in January 2014 as Head Women’s Soccer coach and the inaugural Head Coach of the Men’s Soccer Program. The fourth-year head coach recently led the men’s soccer team to their second-consecutive American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) conference tournament championship during the 2017 season as the Gators finished with their best record in program history, 12-5-1.
Pine Manor College
Mendel led the Curry Men’s Soccer team for his 13th season in 2019.
The Colonels finished with an overall record of 6-11-1 overall. Curry took home some hardware when they won the LINAO Mountaineer Invitational hosted by Southern Vermont College. Junior Claudio Orisini (Watertown, Conn.) was named as a Second Team All-Conference selection under Mendel’s direction while seven garnered Academic All-Conference recognition.
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.
Jorge Chapoy begins his fifth year with the Maroon and White after serving as the assistant coach at East Stroudsburg University. During his time there, he assisted with all aspects of the program, while also running the team’s camps and serving as the head coach for the U13 girls PAGS team of ENCO United and the U18 boys MAPS team of the RYSA.
Chapoy was a stand-out player during his playing days at East Stroudburg, scoring 73 goals and tallying 36 assists during his career. The Monclova, Mexico native was a First Team All-American in 2003 and was the PSAC Conference Player of the Year that same season.