Coaching Staff Gary LaPietra HEAD COACH
Gary LaPietra began coaching for The College at Brockport in the 1996 season. Since then? Well, LaPietra is the programâ€™s all-time winningest coach shadowing A. Huntley Parker for whom the soccer stadium is named after. LaPietra, before his time with the Golden Eagles, was the head coach at Aquinas High School where he is the winningest coach of all time and also played scholastically before he went on to play at St. John Fisher College. He also is currently on of the coaches for the Gates Metro Travel Soccer team. Under LaPietra the program has seen many trips to the SUNYAC Finals and has made appearances in the Division III National Tournament. Because of continued success recruiting the correct players, LaPietra has made the Golden Eagles a fixture among the conference elite.
Sean Riley ASSISTANT COACH
Sean Reilly joins The College at Brockport men’s soccer coaching staff for the 2016 season. Reilly joins the Green and Gold, after coaching stints at Primo FC, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and GB Soccer and Ramapo Valley Soccer Club. Reilly also has a strong career as a player, with collegiate careers at Division I Bryant University and Division II St. Thomas Aquinas. He helped lead his 2011 team to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and was named Captain, and to the All-ECC team. Reilly is continuing his playing career as a member of the professional team, the Rochester Rhinos. Reilly has received his certification with USSF C License, UEFA Level 2, and is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist with the ISSA.
Darren Wynne ASSISTANT COACH
Darren Wynne joins The College at Brockport men’s soccer coaching staff with over two decades of experience. Wynne’s most recent coaching stint was as the front man for the Lakefront Soccer Club U10 team, where he also served as the director of Coaching Education since 2015. From 2010-2015, he served as the Cayuga Community College head coach, where he earned the title of NJCAA Region 3 Regional Coach of the year, and the Mid-State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. Wynne has also spent time at SUNY Oswego, the Rochester Ravens, St. Alban’s City FC and Midweeks youths, and the Cherry Orchard FC. In his early career, Wynne earned a role on the Irish National U15-U18 team, and saw time as a Goalkeeper for the Eircom Premier League in Ireland. He also earned playing time in goal with the Usher Celtic FC, the CNY United FC and the Syracuse Silver Knight’s MISL Pro Team. Wynne is licensed by the USSF—National B License, the USSF—National C License, the NSCAA—Advanced Regional Diploma, the UEFA B License, the FAI Senior A License and the FAI Level 2 National Goalkeeper License. 2
NCAA Division III Athletics The College at Brockport menâ€™s soccer team is a member of the NCAA Division III and competes in the State University of New York Athletic Conference. The program has a national championship under its belt winning in 1974 and has remained a competitor in not only the conference, but nationally. Brockport has averaged more than 10 wins per season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three straight seasons from 2009-11 and made its most recent appearance last season. The Golden Eagles have made it to the NCAA Tournament numerous years including appearances in the 1975 and 1976 championship game. Led by the programâ€™s most winningest coach in Gary LaPietra, successful recruiting and strong player development has been a staple of the program and with the addition of a new assistant coaching staff, LaPietra will have fresh new ideas and tactics to keep the Golden Eagles in the hunt at a national level.
Athletic Training Room Six full-time staff members with Athletic Training Certifications offer 90 combined years of experience in athletic training. The team provides comprehensive care to our student-athletes through the use of the latest technology in therapeutic modalities as well as innovative functional assessment and rehabilitation techniques. Our Athletic Training Room provides student-athletes the benefit of high quality rehabilitation and physical training equipment. The facility has five taping tables, 13 treatment tables, three exercise bikes, one elliptical machine, one stair climber as well as a whirlpool machine. 9
Bill Steele Athletic Performance Weight Room It’s not a fitness center. It’s an athletic performance training facility, where Golden Eagle athletes prepare for their competitors through a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning program. Athletes will be able to push their bodies to maximize their athletic talents using the College’s high-speed treadmills, TRX trainers, kettlebells, inlaid Olympic platforms, free-motion functional trainers, VertiMax platforms, Elitefts Colligate power racks, speed and power sleds, an Ariel Computerized Exercise System (ACES) machine, and much more. All of our athletes train under the watch of experienced instructors.
the SERC Opened in 2012, the Special Events Recreation Center, a state-of-the-art facility, is a 138,000 square foot three-story building that serves as the home for Campus Recreation and the Golden Eagle Track and Field Program. In addition to serving as a venue for major campus events, the SERC—which consists of a dynamic fitness center and the impressive Field House—equips students with all the tools necessary to stay physically fit. Whether you’re interested in weight lifting, cardio, taking a Zumba class, working with a personal trainer or going for a run on the track, the SERC can help you reach all your fitness goals.
Residence Halls Living on campus at Brockport means more than just a place to sleep. The college residential experience serves as the foundation for developing friendships that last a lifetime. Our vibrant and safe living-learning environment helps students become successful members of our campus community. A resident director (RD) and a staff resident assistant (RA) provide leadership for each residence hall community. RDs and RAs are excellent sources of information and will help students make decisions, support students in developing responsibility and concern for others, and assist in acquiring a plan for academic success.
Dining Halls Students have many options when it comes to dining and meal plans. The Collegeâ€™s dining services are regularly ranked high within the SUNY system. Meal plans are designed to provide variety, flexibility and plenty of healthy dining options. Our diversified menus include vegan, vegetarian, and ethnic entrees, allowing students to enjoy their favorite foods and expand their palates. The two main dining halls, Brockway and Harrison, feature a wide selection of food stations and made-to-order choices. In addition to the two main dining halls, there are a number of cafĂŠs, late-night spots, and retail locations that offer a variety of meal options throughout the day.
Drake Memorial Library Drake Memorial Library houses nearly a half million items, plus online databases, research guides, the College Archives and more. It includes multiple computer labs and meeting/study rooms, enhancing the learning experience with audio, video, graphic, and web-based content. The library provides opportunities for 3D printing/scanning in the Makerspace and has a variety of tech tools available for loan. Librarians offer in-person as well as online research assistance and consultation. And, if you need a little caffeine for your study session, the Aerie CafĂŠ provides coffee and a varying menu to satisfy your cravings.
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