KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 2, 2022) — United Soccer Coaches announced on Friday the 2022 Region Staff of the Year recipients for NCAA Divisions I, II, and III men’s and women’s soccer.Each of the 52 (26 men’s and 26 women’s) staffs receiving Region Staff of the Year honors will be recognized at the College Coaches Awards Ceremony at the United Soccer Coaches Convention on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Philadelphia, Pa.In addition, the Region Staff of the Year recipients will be placed on the ballot for United Soccer Coaches National Staff of the Year consideration within their respective NCAA division. National Staff of the Year voting opens December 7, 2022. 

2022 NCAA Men’s Region Staff of the Year

NCAA Division I
Region School and Staff
Atlantic Lipscomb University
  Head Coach: Charles Morrow
  Assistants: Micah Bledsoe, Sean Johnson and Kyle Bahr
East Florida International University
  Head Coach: Kyle Russell
  Assistants: Dannie Meridia, Lucas Champenois and Nicholas Itopoulouis
Far West University of Washington
  Head Coach: Jamie Clark
  Assistants: Mark Collings, Richard Reece and Pedro Millan
North Rutgers University
  Head Coach: Jim McElderry
  Assistants: Gavin Wyse, Tyler Stakiwicz and Joe Mortarulo
Northeast University of Pennsylvania
  Head Coach: Brian Gill
  Assistants: Steve DeMatteo, Matt Poplawski and Ryan Sandell
South Syracuse University
  Head Coach: Ian McIntyre
  Assistants: Jukka Masalin, Sean Lawlor and Michael Flynn
Southeast University of Kentucky
  Head Coach: Johan Cedergren
  Assistants: Josh Oldroyd, Ryan Zinkhan and Sam Brooks
West University of San Diego
  Head Coach: Brian Quinn
  Assistants: Mike Nicholson, Frankie Sanfilippo and Matthew Deemer
NCAA Division II
Region School
Atlantic Mercyhurst University
  Head Coach: Ryan Osborne
  Assistants: Austin Solomon, Ross Stewart and John Melody
Central Southern Nazarene University
  Head Coach: Trevor Harmon
  Assistants: Joel Mcilroy, Jose Marrufo
East Franklin Pierce University
  Head Coach: Ruben Resendes
  Assistants: Brendan Pacheco, Andres Martins and Dominik Machado
Midwest Saginaw Valley State University
  Head Coach: Louis Barrow
  Assistants: Nduka Kemjika, Robbie Bruce and Damon Favero
South Florida Tech
  Head Coach: Robin Chan
  Assistants: Nick Robinson, Chris Callaghan and Martin Peat
South Central St. Mary’s University
  Head Coach: Johnny Clifford
  Assistants: Gary Tucker, Dave Ormiston and Zak Snell
Southeast Wingate University
  Head Coach: Gary Hamill
  Assistants: Harry Crosbee and Aksel Juul
West Cal State Dominguez Hills
  Head Coach: Eddie Soto
  Assistants: Patryk Tenorio, Edward Garcia and Hunter Stewart
NCAA Division III
Region School
Region I Western Connecticut State University
  Head Coach: Joe Mingachos
  Assistants: Steven Carniero, Alex Stoian and Joe Falstoe
Region II Emerson College
  Head Coach: Daniel Toulson
  Assistants: Liam McKersie and Colin Connolly
Region III SUNY Oneonta
  Head Coach: Iain Byrne
  Assistants: Brian Wagstaff and Joanne Murphy
Region IV Stevens Institute of Technology
  Head Coach: Dale Jordan
  Assistants: Chris Koch, Jordan Schreer and Patrick Masur
Region V Messiah University
  Head Coach: Brad McCarty
  Assistants: Aaron Faro, Justin Johnson and Benji Kennel
Region VI University of Mary Washington
  Head Coach: Jason Kilby
  Assistants: Mike Webb, David Yates and Keith Moser
Region VII Kenyon College
  Head Coach: Chris Brown
  Assistants: Darren Moore and Andy Brinkman
Region VIII University of Chicago
  Head Coach: Julianne Sitch
  Assistants: Michael Mauro and Kevin Schmid
Region IX Gustavus Adolphus College
  Head Coach: Tudor Flintham
  Assisstants: Tyler Oliver, David Jansen and Henry Taylor
Region X University of Saint Thomas
  Head Coach: Ian Clerihew
  Assistants: Alex Baez, Manu Hernandez and Ivan Marquez

2022 NCAA Women’s Region Staff of the Year


NCAA Division I



School and Staff


Florida State University

Head Coach: Brian Pensky

Assistants: Bobby Shuttleworth, Aaron Brunner and Andrew Hudson


Saint Louis University

Head Coach: Katie Shields

Assistants: Chris Allen, Olivia Silverman and Elli Brunts


Texas Christian University

Head Coach: Eric Bell

Assistants: Ryan Higginbotham, Tom Serratore and Ana Auger-Crossman


Michigan State University

Head Coach: Jeff Hosler

Assistants: Gabe Romo, Megan Link and Tara Lierman



Head Coach: Marguerite Aozasa

Assistants: Goffin Boyoko, Molly Poletto and Chelsea Tudela


University of Memphis

Head Coach: Brooks Monaghan

Assistants: Jonathan Walker, Jordan Darling and Ted Bartels


University of Alabama

Head Coach: Wes Hart

Assistants: Mike Piserchio, Jerrod Roh and Ashleigh Ellinwood


University of Portland

Head Coach: Michelle French

Assistants: Logan Emory, Maite Zabala and Brianna Miyama

NCAA Division II





West Chester University

Head Coach: Betty Ann Kempf Townsley

Assistants: Maddie Evans


Bemidji State University

Head Coach: Jim Stone

Assistants: Mike Korman, Julian Lacata and Staci Hill


Franklin Pierce University

Head Coach: Matt Johnson

Assistants: Daniel Milton, Rachel Hardy and Kevon Isa


Maryville University of St. Louis

Head Coach: Lori Chalupny Lawson

Assistants: Eric Delabar; Ian McReynolds and Jason Turkington


University of West Florida

Head Coach: Joe Bartlinski

Assistants: Dustin Smith, Mark Yepishin and Mary Mancin

South Central

Colorado School of Mines

Head Coach: Kevin Fickes

Assistants: Shannon DeVoe, Brent McGee and April Kater


Columbus State University

Head Coach: Jay Entlich

Assistants: Joanna Fennema, Sydney Hall


University of Hawaii-Hilo

Head Coach: Gene Okamura

Assistants: Landon Salvador, Jordan Zand

NCAA Division III




Region I

Amherst College

Head Coach: Jennifer Hughes

Assistants: Su DelGuercio and Jeff Huffman

Region II

Emerson College

Head Coach: David Suvak

Assistants: Colin Connolly, Loy Urbina and Kate Kohler

Region III

Ithaca College

Head Coach: Mindy Quigg

Assistants: Javi Mejia, Tom Keane and Andy Byrne

Region IV

Misericordia University

Head Coach: Mark Stauffer

Assistants: None

Region V

Johns Hopkins University

Head Coach: Dan Weiler

Assistants: Greg Ridout, Jen Nance and Liz Koehling

Region VI

Christopher Newport University

Head Coach: Jamie Gunderson

Assistants: Sean Killion and Brian Libert

Region VII

Case Western Reserve University

Head Coach: Abby Richter

Assistants: Cameron Shedenhelm and Kaleigh Piscioneri

Region VIII

Illinois Wesleyan University

Head Coach: Oz Bakirdan

Assistants: Anna Tristani

Region IX

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Head Coach: Jason Murphy

Assisstants: Ashley St. Aubin, Joe Czerniak and Lily Brock

Region X

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Head Coach: Barry Elkins

Assistants: Charis Hill