PPA Mass 2 July 26-28 (Amherst College in Amherst, MA) 2024-05-17T01:49:03+00:00

PPA Mass 2

Justin Serpone
Head Coach

Justin Serpone returns to the sideline for his 16th season in 2023. 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.

Amherst College

Dennis Bohn
Head Coach

In 23 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 15 of his 23 years on College Hill, three Patriot League championships and three NCAA Tournament berths. His overall record entering his 23rd season at Lafayette is 180-144-74. His overall Patriot League record is 80-75-36.

Lafayette garnered its third Patriot League Championship under Bohn in 2012 after the Leopards defeated American in the Patriot League Championship Game to earn an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament and a meeting with Virginia in the first round. A late goal by the Cavaliers ended Lafayette’s championship year at 9-8-4, and also marked the first goal the Leopards surrendered to an opponent in 553:47 of game action, a streak the Leopards carried through the end of the regular season and into the NCAA Tournament.

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Lafayette College

Ricardo Pinto
Assistant Coach

Pinto joins Northeastern after a successful three year stint at Northwestern. Prior to Northwestern, Pinto served as an assistant coach down Sheridan Road at Loyola University Chicago. He had been with the Ramblers since February of 2019 and helped the program to 18 wins in two seasons, including the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference title and an NCAA tournament appearance.

Pinto joined Loyola after a one-year stint at University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where the team qualified for the 2018 NCAA tournament with a 12-5-3 record. Under his guidance, the Seahawks finished 18th nationally in goals-against-average and 19th nationally in team save percentage. Pinto also coached goalkeeper Ryan Cretens to a Second Team All-CAA honor.

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Northeastern University

Brian Bouhl
Assistant Coach

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.

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Georgetown University

Kyle Deremer
Assistant Coach

Kyle Deremer enters his first season on the Dartmouth men’s soccer staff for the 2022 season as an assistant coach.

“We are very excited about bringing Kyle Deremer to Hanover and our Dartmouth men’s soccer family!” Bobby Clark Head Coach of Men’s Soccer Bo Oshoniyi said. “Kyle has worked for and played for Bob Warming, one of the best coaches to ever coach in college soccer. He brings a wealth of knowledge both on and off the field. Kyle understands what it takes to be great, and I know that he will connect well with our players here at Dartmouth.”

Deremer arrives at Dartmouth following a stint as the director of operations for the Nebraska-Omaha men’s soccer team. He oversaw travel, meals, equipment and student-athlete support for the Mavericks during the 2021 season.

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Dartmouth College

Jonathan Hood
Head Coach

Jonathan Hood, PhD was named the head coach of the Vassar men’s soccer program in the Spring of 2022. He previously served four years as the assistant coach for men’s soccer at Colorado College. During his tenure with the Tigers, he helped guide the squad to an NCAA Tournament appearance, the 2019 SCAC Regular Season Championship title, as well as earning 2019 SCAC Coaching Staff of the Year honors.

Through two seasons in Poughkeepsie, Hood has led Vassar to a 17-9-11 overall recrod, a 9-3-6 mark against conference rivals, two appearances in the Liberty League Championship, an NCAA Tournament berth, advacing to the Second Round in 2022.

In 2023, Hood led the Brewers to their sixth straight appearance in the Liberty League Championship. Individually, Hood mentored six All-Liberty League honorees in 2023, inlcuding Player of the Year Owen Fauth. Under Hood’s tutelege in 2023, Fauth went on to be named First Team All-Region III by teh United Soccer Coaches as well as a Third Team All-American.

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Vassar College

Mike Toshack
Head Coach

A former Saints assistant coach who has had an outstanding career as an assistant in professional soccer, Mike Toshack was named the fourth head coach in program history in July 2015, relieving former head coach Bob Durocher, who was promoted to Director of Athletics and Recreation in May 2015.

The 2022 men’s soccer season was the eighth for Toshack, who led the Saints to Liberty League Championship in, 2022, and 2021, and to regular season and tournament titles in 2015, 2018, and 2022. In 2015, St. Lawrence finished that year with a 16-4-2 record and advanced as far as the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. In 2018, and 2022 Toshack was named Liberty League Coach of the Year.

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St. Lawrence University

Andrew Storton
Assistant Coach

Andrew Storton is entering his fifth season as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Connecticut College in 2023. He assists head coach Reuben Burk with all aspects of the program.

Storton was an integral part of the most successful season in school history, as the Camels went 19-4-1 and captured the 2021 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer National Championship. After securing an overtime victory against Washington & Lee in the semifinals, Conn College prevailed over Amherst in penalty kicks in the title game. It marked the institution’s first team national championship in any sport.

A native of Oxford, England, Storton brings 12 years of coaching experience and has been heavily involved with coaching soccer at various levels in Southeast Connecticut since his arrival in the country in 2009. On the scholastic level, he served as the head boys soccer coach at Bacon Academy in Colchester and led the program to a 100-30-13 overall ledger in seven seasons between 2012 and 2018.

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Connecticut College

Charlie Bour
Director/Founder

St. Lawrence University ’05 (Player)

4 NCAA Appearances, 1 Elite Eight, 1 Final Four, 2 x Team Captain

St. Lawrence University ’11 (Assistant Coach)

2010 Liberty League Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champions

NCAA Round Sweet 16

Loomis Chaffee School (Head Coach), 2011-2016

2014 WNEPSSA Champions, Regular Season #1 Prep Team in the Nation

Berkshire School (Head Coach), 2017-2021

2018 New England Class A Champions, Undefeated, 19-0-0, #1 Prep Team in the Nation

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Soccer Journey

Jeff Huffman
Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach Jeff Huffman enters his sixth season at Amherst in 2023. This will be Huffman’s sixths season as men’s goalkeeper coach and fifth in the same role for the women’s team. In total, Huffman has seen 13 different goalkeepers on his teams receive individual postseason accolades in 18 seasons of collegiate soccer.

It was a special 2021 season for Huffman. The men’s side advanced to the national title game as his goalkeepers combined on the season for the most shutouts (15) and lowest goals against average (0.41) in all of Division III men’s soccer. Additionally, Kofi Hope-Gund was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team. On the women’s side, Mika Fisher was named the United Soccer Coaches First Team All-America goalie in her debut collegiate season.

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Amherst College

Alex Ortega
Assistant Coach

Alex Ortega completed his second season as Assistant Coach at Amherst College in 2023. In his two seasons with the program, Amherst amassed a 31-4-10 record while winning two NESCAC Championship titles.

Ortega comes from Randolph Macon College, where worked as an assistant coach since prior to the 2019 season.  The Yellow Jackets were 24-15-3 in his time. In 2021 RMC went 5-1-3 in conference play, its least league losses in one season since 1999.

Prior to his time with Randolph Macon, Ortega spent one season at Clark University. During his tenure with the Cougars, the team led the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) for goals, assists and points. Clark’s 3.06 goals-per-game were a Top 15 mark in the nation.

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Amherst College

Gabriel Robinson
Assistant Coach

Gabriel Robinson is entering his sixth season on the Lafayette men’s soccer coaching staff.

In the 2022 season, Robinson helped guide Lafayette to an overall record of 9-6-4. The Leopards finished the season ranked 25th in the country for team goals-against average (0.895). Six student-athletes were named to All-Patriot League teams and two earned United Soccer Coaches All-Region recognition. Along with on-field success, multiple Leopards earned recognition for their efforts in the classroom. Marcos Kitromilides was named a United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American, Patriot League All-Academic and to the CSC Academic All District Team. Alex Sutton and Yiannis Panayides joined Kitromilides on the CSC Academic All District Team.

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Lafayette College

Charlie Johnson
Assistant Coach

Johnson joined the Lafayette Men’s Soccer program in the spring of 2021.

In the 2022 season, Johnson assisted Lafayette to a record of 9-6-4 and a Patriot League tournament quarterfinal berth. Lafayette ranked No. 25 in the country for team goals-against average (0.895). Six Leopards were named to All-Patriot League Teams and two earned United Soccer Coaches All-Region honors.

A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he comes to College Hill after serving as an assistant coach for multiple men’s soccer programs. Prior to his arrival, Johnson served as an assistant and goalkeeper coach for Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg men’s soccer program in 2019. During his tenure, PSU Harrisburg captured its first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship and appeared in the NCAA Division III Soccer Championship Tournament for the first time in program history. He also assisted in setting a new single-season win record, with 15 wins, and coached goalkeeper, Nick Guglielmetti who led NCAA Division III goalkeepers in total shutouts for the year.

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Lafayette College