Bryan Longo (MIT)
Bryan enters his fourth year as an assistant coach for the MIT men's soccer team in 2019. Longo has been involved with coaching soccer for the past 11 years which includes two years as the head coach of the Lexington High School Boys Varsity team, where he led the team to a record of 25-4-6 and back-to-back Middlesex League titles in 2014 and 2015. Longo also spent one year as a pro coach of the Lexington United Soccer Club, five years as a staff coach for SFC New England and 11 years as a coach at the Soccer 101 Academy. Longo holds a bachelor's degree in business administration - management from Seton Hall University and a master's in business administration - marketing from Bentley University. Longo was a Division I men's soccer player in the Big East Conference at Seton Hall as he started in 62 games in the midfield from 2007-2010.Longo is also a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as he holds an Advanced National Diploma from the organization.
Ricky Brown (Colgate)
Brown was named to the assistant coach position in March 2018. Brown helped guide Colgate to its third consecutive Patriot League Tournament title in his first season in 2018. The Raiders under Brown’s guidance became the first Patriot League team to win three straight titles, and they advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after upsetting No. 22 New Hampshire in the first round. Colgate in 2018 tied the program record for wins in a season with 13, finishing 13-5-5 overall and 5-2-2 in conference play. Primarily working with goalkeepers, Brown helped guide Colgate to the top of the national ranks in several major defensive categories. The Raiders ranked eighth in shutouts (10), 16th in goals-against average (0.699), 18th in save percentage (0.809), and 19th in shutout percentage (0.478). Brown was Colgate’s four-year starting goalkeeper from 2013-17. He finished his career tied for third in program history in career shutouts with 17 clean sheets and helped guide the Raiders to a 2016 Patriot League Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance and a 2015 regular- season championship.
Ryan Hess (Lehigh)
Ryan Hess enters his ninth season on the Lehigh men’s soccer coaching staff in 2019. Hess helped guide Lehigh to its second-ever Patriot League Championship and fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015. Hess has mentored an All-American selection, 10 All-Region honorees, a two-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, 26 All-Patriot League selections and six Academic All-Patriot League members in his tenure on Lehigh’s staff. During his playing career, Hess was a four-year starter, three-time captain and two-time team MVP at Moravian under current Lehigh women’s soccer coach Eric Lambinus. Hess's success was highlighted by his senior season when he was named Second Team All-Landmark Conference. Hess's playing experience includes time with a pair of local amateur teams the past four seasons: Pennsylvania Stoners and FC Sonic. He won a national championship with the Stoners while playing with various Lehigh players for the Sonic, including Ali Famili and recent graduates Jordie Ciuffetelli, Daniel Odenwelder and Joe Puleo.
Matt Brown (Bucknell)
Matt Brown joined Head Coach Brendan Nash's staff in August 2019. Brown arrives in Lewisburg after previously serving as both the Head Men's and Women's Soccer Coach at Division II Shaw University in 2018. Shaw, which added both men's and women's soccer as full- fledged sports in 2017, found immediate success under Brown. The native of Southampton, England led the men's side to a 7-8-1 record while also coaching the women to a 12-4 record that same season. Before joining Shaw, Brown had previous stops as an assistant at Elon and Buffalo. Working primarily with the goalkeepers, Brown helped the Phoenix's Matthew Jegier earn Colonial Athletic Association Goalkeeper of the Year as well as lead the CAA in goals allowed average (0.57), save percentage (.833) and shutouts. Brown also spent time as a youth player in Southampton FC's renowned academy alongside players such as Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott.
Zach Haverford (Ward)
Zach Ward will enter his third season as head coach at Haverford College in 2020. During both of his first two years, Ward led the Fords to the postseason with a home playoff match on both occasions. His team won the 2018 Centennial Conference Championship, the same season in which Ward was named the conference’s coach of the year. Ward came to Haverford after spending the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at Gettysburg College. Making an instant impact on the program, Ward led the Fords to the Centennial Conference Championship in his first season as the Fords also finished atop the conference table during the regular season that year. Ward has mentored six All-Centennial Conference performers, including two- time Centennial Conference Player of the Year Nick Jannelli. Under Ward’s guidance, Jannelli became just the second player in conference history to win that award in back-to-back seasons. The Fords have also excelled in the classroom as they were recognized as a United Soccer Coaches All-Academic Team in both seasons and have had 26 student-athletes named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Michael Mordocco (LIU)
Mordocco completed his second season as the head coach of the LIU men's soccer program in 2019. During his first season, he helped mentor a consensus All-American in graduate student Lukas Ostermann. Mordocco helped guide the Pioneers to their fourth-consecutive East Coast Conference championship with a 2-0 victory against Mercy College during the championship match. The Green and Gold eventually reached the East Region championship match against local rival Adelphi University where they fell on a snowy afternoon at Pioneer Soccer Park. Mordocco brings an extensive resume to Brookville, most recently holding the position of Associate Head Coach at the University of Massachusetts for three seasons. During his time with the Minutemen, he was a part of a staff that earned 2017 Atlantic-10 Coaches of the Year, while also leading UMass to a conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance this season. Before his time at UMass, Mordocco spent four seasons as an Assistant Coach for the University of Connecticut where he helped guide the Huskies to three NCAA Tournament quarterfinal appearances. Mordocco helped produce 12 Major League Soccer draft picks, including two number one overall selections in 2013 and 2014.
Peter Mills (Bowdoin)
Peter Mills, a 2009 Bowdoin College graduate and Brunswick native, joined the Polar Bear coaching staff in the summer of 2010. A four-year contributor at Bowdoin from 2005-08, Mills helped the Polar Bears to an impressive 36-21-3 record over his career. In his first year as an assistant, the Polar Bears reached the 2010 NCAA Final Four, posting a program best 15-2-4 record, and finishing ranked #3 in the country. Mills has since helped the team to back-to-back NESCAC titles and NCAA appearances in 2014 and 2015. Mills has also coached a variety of teams within Seacoast United Soccer Club, helping teams reach the Regional Championships in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Mills also coached the club’s National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team for two seasons, a team that competes in the 4th division in US Soccer. Prior to returning to Bowdoin as an assistant, Coach Mills worked with Portland High School boys’ soccer and taught at Memorial Middle School in South Portland. Mills graduated from Bowdoin with a degree in History and a minor in Education. He has earned his United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) National Diploma, Advanced National Diploma and is a current candidate to earn his Premier Diploma this year.
Michael Singleton (Washington & Lee)
Mike Singleton will begin his sixth season as W&L's Head Men's Soccer Coach during the 2019 season. Over his first five seasons, he has led the Generals to 71 wins, two ODAC titles and four trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament. Singleton's fifth season at the helm marked a historic year for the Generals. He led the team to a 14-3-2 record and a 9-0-1 mark in the ODAC, the second undefeated season in conference play in the last 20 years (10-0-0 in 2015). In addition, the Generals ended the year on a 15-game unbeaten streak, breaking the program record of 12 set in 2000, as the team went 13-0-2 to end the season. Under Singleton's leadership, the Generals won their fifth ODAC championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for a program-record fourth consecutive season. Singleton also claimed his second ODAC Coach of the Year award and coached senior midfielder Dylan Ritch '19 to D3soccer.com First Team All-America honors, the first All-American for the program since 2007. A program-record eight players were named to the All-ODAC teams, including Ritch being named the Player of the Year for the second time in his career, while first-year defender Jack Rawlins '22 claimed Rookie of the Year laurels.
Chris Koch (Stevens Tech)
Christopher Koch joined the men's soccer staff in March 2019 after a three-year stint on the sidelines for his alma mater, Washington (Md.) College, after the completion of his career on the pitch for the Shoremen. In Koch's time with the school, WC totaled 22 victories, including 10 victories in the 2016 season when the Shoremen advanced to the Centennial Conference semifinals. During Koch's time on the sidelines, seven players were named All-Centennial Conference. As a player, Koch was a four-year defenseman for head coach Roy Dunshee, serving as captain in his senior season. During his senior campaign in 2015, Washington College posted its best record since 2003, while holding opponents to 1.24 goals per match. The Hadley, Massachusetts native graduated from Washington College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
Matt Farrel (Blair Academy)
A former semi-professional soccer player in the United Kingdom, head coach Matt Farrell was appointed head coach of Blair’s boys’ soccer program in 2016.He brought a wealth of coaching, team development and mentoring experience to this role, having served as assistant men’s soccer coach at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, as program head and trainer for Mount Olive Premier soccer program and as a staff member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Coach Farrell holds a UEFA A coaching badge and is a New Jersey Olympic Development Program coach. He is also a director of Advanced Total Soccer Coaching, a New Jersey-based organization that works with soccer clubs on player development from foundational skills through elite national level competition.
Edison Sanchez (Manhattan)
In his first year in 2018, Sanchez and the staff guided Manhattan to a program-record 12 wins, breaking records with nine shutouts, 12 goals allowed and an .875 non-conference winning percentage. During the season, the Kelly Green and White upset its first-ranked opponent in program history with a win over No. 25 Fordham on September 18. The United Soccer Coaches ranked the Jaspers in the top 10 in its East Region Poll for seven weeks, including a third place showing. Manhattan received votes in the USC Top 25 National Poll, while College Soccer News had the Jaspers 30th in the nation for the week ending September 23. Prior to his arrival at Manhattan, Sanchez served as the head coach for the Monroe women's soccer team. In his first season at the helm, the team finished the year ranked 16th in the United Soccer Coaches Junior College Division I Women's Poll. Sanchez led the program to a pair of wins against top- five NJCAA opponents in 2017.
Richard Ongaro (Fordham University)
Ongaro is going on his third season with the Rams. Prior to ODU, Ongaro was anassistant coach at Old Dominion University. Working with the goalkeepers, he coached Mertcan Akar, who earned Third Team All-Conference USA honors, while as a team, the Monarchs finished second in the regular season standings for Conference USA. Prior to joining ODU, Ongaro was an assistant coach at Rutgers-Camden and the University of Northwestern Ohio, where he worked with the women's teams. As a collegiate goalkeeper, Ongaro spent one year at VCU before transferring to Holy Family University for his final three years. He was a three-year starter for the Division II school and collected nine shutouts and 191 saves throughout his three years playing for the Tigers.