Neil Jones - Head Coach - Loyola University Chicago
Jones' fourth season in Rogers Park was his best yet as he led the Ramblers to a program-record 14 wins en route to capturing the University's first Missouri Valley Conference title and Loyola's first-ever NCAA Tournament victory. 10 Ramblers earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors, while five went on to be named NSCAA All-West Region selections. Redshirt sophomore Grant Stoneman wrapped up an impressive debut season with the Maroon & Gold as he earned NSCAA Second Team All-American honors, becoming only the second Rambler in program history to earn the accolade.
In 2015, he helped lead the Ramblers to the lowest goals against average in the country (0.39) and highest Loyola win total (10) since 2008. This campaign also included Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the year, Tim Dobrowolski, as well as MVC Defensive and Conference Player of the Year, Eric Schoendorf.Prior to his arrival at Loyola, Jones spent three seasons as the Associate Head Coach at Northwestern University. In addition to helping the Wildcats to back-to-back Big Ten Conference titles and NCAA Tournament appearances during his stay in Evanston, IL, the Auckland, New Zealand native helped UC Santa Barbara to the 2006 National Championship as an assistant coach for the Gauchos.
Kevin Robson - Assistant Coach, Indiana University
Kevin Robson is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Hoosiers after one season as a volunteer assistant coach. In 2017, Robson also took on the responsibility of recruiting coordinator.
Robson returned to Bloomington in July 2013 after stints as both a player (2003-06) and student coach (2007). Robson was a member of the Hoosiers' 2003 and 2004 NCAA title teams and won Big Ten titles in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Robson led the Hoosiers in assists with six in 2006 and finished second in that category on the 2004 title team.
Tommy McMenemy - Assistant Coach, University of Michigan
Tommy McMenemy joined the Michigan men's soccer staff on Jan. 30, 2012, and is entering his fifth season with the Wolverines after previously serving as an assistant at his alma mater, Columbia University, for six seasons.
In addition to serving as the team recruiting coordinator, he handles all facets of coaching, organizing team training sessions, and leads the attacking unit tactics for the Wolverines.
McMenemy was elevated to the program's top assistant position in 2008 after joining the team as a volunteer assistant in 2006. At Columbia, McMenemy assisted in all phases of the program, including recruiting, organizing training sessions, devising tactical strategies, and developing a competition schedule.
Joe Ahearn - Associate Head Coach - Northwestern University
Joe Ahearn joined the Northwestern men's soccer program in February of 2013 as an assistant coach. Ahearn arrives at Northwestern after six seasons as the head men's soccer coach at Missouri S&T and also worked on the coaching staffs at Colgate and DePaul.
In his first two seasons in Evanston, Ahearn has helped the 'Cats reach back-to-back NCAA Championships and has seen the team notch 21 wins. Ahearn comes to Northwestern with 11 years of coaching experience, including six as a head coach. While at Missouri S&T, Ahearn enjoyed success as the first coach to lead the Miners to the NCAA Division II Tournament and the regional championships game. In 2010 the Miners were GLVC Regular Season Co-Champions and he was honored as a finalist for the Division II National Coach of the Year award while also earning the distinction of Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year.
Jason Perry - Assistant Coach, Butler University
Jason Perry enters his fifth season as a member of the Butler staff. He was named a men’s soccer assistant coach at Butler University in 2012 following three seasons as an assistant coach at Oakland University and a successful professional soccer career. He’s active in all facets of Butler’s team operations, including recruiting, training, game management, scouting, travel and summer camps. Perry has been part of 32 wins during his time at Butler, facing some of the country's top competition as the Bulldogs now call the BIG EAST home.
Anthony Szymel - Assistant Coach, DePaul University
Anthony Szymel is entering his third season as an assistant coach for the DePaul University Blue Demons. He has been responsible for the development of the team's goalkeepers including Mack Robinson who finished the 2014 season second in the BIG EAST and No. 37 in the country in saves.
Szymel came to Lincoln Park after four seasons at NCAA Division II National Champion Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. He was a graduate assistant coach the first two seasons before being promoted to first assistant for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Tyler Keever - Assistant Coach, Colgate University
Keever assists the Raiders in all aspects of the men's soccer program, including goalkeeper training, opponent scouting, video editing, on-and-off campus recruiting, individual player development, and day-to-day operations.
Keever comes to Hamilton after a short stint as the first assistant at DePauw. There, he coordinated the program's recruiting efforts and provided video analysis for players postgame. He also assisted in the daily administrative operations of the program, including practice plans and training sessions.
David Stroud - Assistant Coach, Valparaiso University
David Stroud enters his second season as an assistant coach with the Valparaiso men's soccer program in 2015, working directly with the goalkeepers.
Stroud comes to Valpo after spending three years at the helm of the St. Joseph’s (Ind.) men’s soccer program. After spending two seasons as an assistant coach at St. Joseph’s, Stroud was elevated to interim head coach prior to the 2011 campaign. Following the season, the interim title was removed, as Stroud served as head coach in 2012 and 2013 for the Pumas. Prior to his arrival at SJC, he spent one season as an assistant coach, working with the goalkeepers, at Franklin Pierce College, where he helped lead the Ravens to the NCAA Division II Tournament.