Justin Serpone returns to the sideline for his Fourteenth season in 2021. Currently, Serpone sits as the second winningest coach (by percentage) of any active coach in NCAA history, regardless of division (.833).
Serpone served as the assistant men’s soccer coach at Duke University in 2006, helping to lead the Blue Devils to an 18-4-1 record, the ACC regular season and tournament championships, and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Prior to Duke he worked as a head assistant coach at Lafayette College (2001-03) and Northwestern University (2003-06), notably helping the Wildcats compile a record of 31-20-10 after they were a combined 9-42-4 from 2001-2003.
Serpone has completed five graduate degrees. He is currently enrolled in two more Master’s Degree programs.
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 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.
Christian Lomeli enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Hoosiers in 2020. Lomeli will work with the team’s goalkeepers.
Indiana pulled off the Big Ten double for the second-straight season in 2019, winning both the regular season and conference tournament titles for the 10th time in program history. The 2019 campaign, coupled with the double in 2018, marked the first back-to-back double for the Hoosiers since the 1998-99 seasons. IU finished the season ranked No. 5 in the nation with an overall record of 15-3-4. For the third-straight season, Lomeli and the IU coaching staff were named Men’s North Region Staff of the Year for DI Institutions by United Soccer Coaches.
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.
Schmid joined the Amherst staff after spending two seasons on the Springfield College staff, including serving as the Interim Head Coach in the spring of 2018. Springfield posted an impressive 33-3-4 record during his tenure.
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.
Stefan Defregger enters his second season as the assistant coach of the Northeastern men’s soccer team during 2019, having joined the Huskies’ staff during the summer of 2018. A former Dartmouth midfielder under then-assistant coach Chris Gbandi, Defregger has risen quickly through the collegiate coaching ranks after competing professionally for three seasons on the United Soccer League (USL) circuit.
Before arriving at Northeastern, Defregger was the assistant coach of the Rochester men’s soccer team that was named the 2017 University Athletic Association (UAA) Coaching Staff of the Year. Specializing in the development of the Yellowjackets’ attacking front, he helped guide Rochester’s offense to 41 goals, yielding 14 victories, a third-place UAA finish and the program’s second Division III quarterfinal appearance.
Sam Matteson is in his first season as an assistant men’s soccer coach at the College of the Holy Cross in 2020-21.
Prior to joining the Crusaders, Matteson spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Bryant. He helped the Bulldogs to a runner-up finish in the Northeast Conference in 2018, with the team advancing to the NEC semifinals in 2019.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Matteson is the USL Director for the Boston Bolts, coaching at the ECNL and Academy levels.
Ken Bovell enters his second season as the head coach of the MIT men?s soccer in 2016 after an extremely successful first year in which he led the Engineers to a program record mark of 18-3-1 and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Prior to his promotion to head coach last year, Bovell served as an assistant for two seasons under then head coaches Aidan Byrne and Mike Singleton.
As part of the success that Bovell brought to the MIT men’s soccer program, he was awarded with both the NEWMAC Coach of the Year and ECAC Division III New England Coach of the Year accolades in 2015.
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.
In addition to being a conference powerhouse, Armuth has guided the Rangers to 15 ECAC Tournaments. His teams have claimed three ECAC championships, including in 2018, two years after the conference went to one tournament to crown a single ECAC champion.
Tim Stanton, a 2016 Colby graduate and a co-captain of the 2015 team, is in his fourth year as an assistant coach in the 2019-20 academic year.
Stanton, a government major, was a four-year member of Colby and played on defense. Good in the air, Stanton had five career goals. The most memorable score was his overtime goal in the 2015 season to defeat Williams College.
Zack Grady joins the Trinity coaching staff in the spring of 2018 after being a part of the coaching staff at Wheaton College from February 2016 through last fall.
While at Wheaton, Grady 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. Grady also coaches for NEFC, based out of Taunton, Mass., and has coached at Liverpool FC International Academy in Plymouth, Mass.
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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.
His 2017 team finished with an 8-11-1 overall record, including a 2-7 mark in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). Mendel obtained his 100th career head coaching on October 6 in a 1-0 shutout of conference opponent Eastern Nazarene.
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.
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).