PPA 3 Aug 1st – Aug 4th
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.
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.
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.
Charlton Muhlauri will serve as the Coordinator of Operations for the 2018-19 season.
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).
Flaherty helped the Phoenix make the PDL playoffs in five different seasons, including four Northeast Division titles. The team also competed four times on the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, advancing to the second round in 2013.
Ben Brewster joined his former collegiate head coach Fran O’Leary’s staff at the University of Massachusetts prior to the 2017 season after playing under O’Leary for three seasons at Bowdoin College during his four-year career from 2010-13.
At Bowdoin, Brewster was a two-time team captain during his senior and junior seasons and capped off his stellar career by being named a NSCAA First-Team All-American in 2013 after earning all-region and first-team all-conference honors in his final two seasons. A two-time Team MVP, Brewster helped Bowdoin advance to the Division III Final Four in San Antonio, Texas while being named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2010. In addition to his accomplishments on the pitch, Brewster was a first-team all-region and all-conference honoree and an all-America honorable mention selection for the Bowdoin Men?s Lacrosse team. Brewster earned multiple Bowdoin College awards during his collegiate career as he earned the Bowdoin Men?s Soccer George Levine Memorial Award for sportsmanship, valor and desire in 2011 and 2013 while earning the Sid Watson Award that is presented yearly to the student-athlete who has distinguished themselves through athletic performance and leadership of multiple teams at Bowdoin in 2013-14
University of Massachusetts
Schmid, who joined Kylie Stannard’s staff in May of 2019, has been a part of two very successful programs in his young coaching career with his teams posting a 47-8-5 overall record. In 2018 as an assistant at Amherst, he helped the Mammoths to 14 victories, including two in the NCAA Tournament, while also serving as the recruiting coordinator.
Bratt joins the Big Red after serving in a similar role for one year at SUNY Cortland. He helped guide the Red Dragons to a 15-2 record in the 2017 regular season and a trip into the second round of the NCAA tournament while helping to develop five United Soccer Coaches All-East Region players in the process.
“We are excited to announce the addition of Scott Bratt to the men’s soccer program,” Smith said. “Over the last four months I have had the fortune of getting to know Scott, and we are excited he has decided to become part of our project. He is bright, energetic and has a very good understanding of the game. His personality will certainly fit well within the group.”
Cory Greiner joined the Emory men’s soccer program as an assistant coach in August of 2013. He was appointed Interim Head Coach prior to the start of the 2017 season and later was named the program’s full-time head coach in December of 2017.
In his first season as interim head coach in 2017, Greiner brought the Eagles to heights the program hasnt seen in nearly 30 years, reaching the NCAA Elite Eight for the just the second time in program history and first time since 1988. The Eagles finished the season with a 15-5-2 overall record, the second highest win total in a single season. Greiner saw four players earn All-UAA honors and three named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team. In his two-year stretch at the helm, Greiner holds an overall mark of 24-12-4.
During his four seasons with the team as an assistant, Greiner helped lead the Eagles to a 43-20-7 overall record and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2014. Under Greiner, Emory finished second in the University Athletic Association in 2013, third in 2014 and fourth in 2015 and 2016.
On July 30, 2018, Bates College Director of Athletics Jason Fein announced the appointment of Tyler Sheikh, most recently head coach at Knox College in Illinois, as the ninth head coach in the men’s soccer program’s 56-year history.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tyler to the Bobcat family,” said Fein. “Not only have his teams excelled on the field, but the search committee was also impressed by his passion for educating and supporting the entire person, in all academic and personal pursuits. His commitment to community service, social justice and alumni engagement all helped make him a terrific fit for Bates. I am looking forward to working with him and to the Bobcats continuing their upward climb this fall.”
“I’ve always felt a pull to the NESCAC, the best conference in the country” said Sheikh, referring to Bates’ New England Small College Athletic Conference. “Six years ago, an opportunity like this was kind of a pipe dream. Now I feel prepared to realize a goal for me and my budding family: to return home to New England and work with the young men at Bates.”
Fernando Barboto, who built the Iona College Gaels into one of the top Division I men’s soccer programs in the area, led men’s soccer at New Jersey Institute of Technology, in 2016.
In announcing the appointment of Barboto as NJIT’s fourth head men’s soccer coach in the program’s Division I era, Kaplan said: “Fernando is a proven Division I head coach with New Jersey roots, who is respected throughout the region for the program he has built at Iona. We are pleased that he will guide our program and we look forward to a successful future with him as our coach in the years to come.”
The Highlanders, under the leadership of Barboto in his first season, reached eight wins, marking the second-highest win total, since competing as an NCAA Division I program (first season 2004). The record stands at 10 set in 2012.
New Jersey Institute Of Technology
In his first season as the Nighthawks head coach, Maddock tied the most wins in a season in program history, going 11-8-2, which also set the mark for best winning percentage in a single season. As the six-seed in the New England Collegiate Conference Playoffs in his first season, the Nighthawks upset third-seeded Lesley 4-2, advancing to the semifinals where they pushed the second-seed Regis Pride to PK’s, but eventually fell 4-2 in kicks from the spot.
Maddock’s 2016 team would rewrite the Nighthawks record books setting team records in points in a season (131), assists in a season (30) and game-winning goals in a season (11).
In his first year with Maddock as coach, then freshman Nilton De Andrade was named the NECC Rookie of the Year, was named to the All-Conference First Team, and set individual program records in points in a season (36) and goals in a season (16). In all, Maddock’s first season at the helm was arguably the best season in program history.
In 2016, Mendel led the Curry Men’s Soccer team for his tenth season. The 2016 squad posted a 6-13-1 overall record and qualified for the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament quarterfinals.
In 2015, his squad qualified for the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament quarterfinals. The team finished with a 10-9-1 overall record.
In 2014, he led his team to the Commonwealth Coast Conference Quarterfinals. Following that tournament his squad earned a bid to the ECAC Division III Tournament as the #6 seed. The Colonels defeated the #3 seed Bridgewater State to advance them into the Semifinals where they fell to the #1 seed Endicott College. Curry finished the season with an 11-10-1 overall record.
Former UMass men’s soccer interim head coach Devin O’Neill, a West Springfield native, completed his second season as head coach of the Western New England University men’s soccer program in 2016.
O’Neill led the Golden Bears back to the national stage last fall, as Western New England earned a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the ninth time in program history after claiming the team?s sixth CCC title and first since 2013.
Western New England University
Marco DeVito joined the Quincy College Granite as a volunteer assistant coach in the fall of 2017. In its inaugural year of the program, DeVito helped lead the Granite to their first two wins in program history.