Manoj Khettry Head Coach First Season Earlham College, 1988 Stetson University Director of Athletics Jeff Altier announced Manoj Khettry as the new head coach of the Stetson women’s soccer team on March 27, 2013, becoming just the third person in program history to helm the Hatters. “I’d like to thank Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operation/SWA Alicia Queally, Athletic Director Jeff Altier and the search committee for offering me such a tremendous opportunity to be the next head women’s soccer coach at Stetson, and for having faith in me to lead the program,” Khettry said after accepting the position. “From the moment I began learning about Stetson, I knew it was a special place,” Khettry continued. “But after meeting with Dr. Wendy Libby and Athletic Director Jeff Altier, I was so impressed with their vision for the future of Stetson and Stetson Athletics, that I knew I wanted to be a part of what they are creating.”
Coach Khettry Head Coaching Experience St. Bonaventure (2006-12) Assistant Coaching Experience Dayton (2003-06) Missouri (2001-03) California (1998-99) Miami [Ohio] (1991-94) Club Coaching Experience U.S. Region 1 (2006-13) U.S. Region 2 (2005-07) Cincinnati Classics (1994-98) Playing Experience Earlham College (1984-88) Education M.A., Miami [Ohio], 1997 B.A., Earlham College, 1988 Coaching Licenses/Diplomas U.S. Soccer “A” License, 1995 NSCAA Adv. Nat’l Diploma, 1994
Khettry comes to DeLand with a wealth of experience, most recently holding the position of Head Women’s Soccer Coach at St. Bonaventure in New York. He coached the Bonnies for seven seasons, leading the team to five straight Atlantic 10 Tournaments from 2008 to 2012. St. Bonaventure was one of only three A-10 schools to qualify for the Atlantic 10 Tournament from 2008-2012 (Dayton and Charlotte being the other two). Named the A-10 Coach of the Year in 2008, Khettry also led St. Bonaventure to its first conference semifinals in 2010. “I am so happy to have Manoj join our staff,” Altier said in March 2013. “He comes to us with a tremendous amount of head coaching experience, successful head coaching experience, especially at a resource challenged institution. He’s going to come into Stetson with more resources available to him than he has had in the past. I have full confidence that he’s going to take our program to heights that we have never reached before.” Khettry’s Bonnies also excelled in the classroom during his tenure. St. Bonaventure qualified for the NSCAA Team Academic Award six years in a row from 2007 to 2012. Twice during that time the Bonnies were in the Top 10 overall (2007-08: Top 5, 2008-09: Top 10). His players also earned a multitude of honors on the pitch, as the Bonnies had a First Team All-Conference selection five straight years, from 2008 to 2012. Prior to taking over the reins at St. Bonaventure, Khettry held assistant coaching positions at the University of Dayton and the University of Missouri (2001-2003). He was with the Flyers from 2003 to 2006 as the team’s top assistant. Responsible for recruiting, team training, goalkeeper training, scouting reports and video, Dayton won the A-10 regular season championship and tournament championship, and earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament twice while Khettry was aboard (2003, 2004). Khettry’s first job in college coaching was as a graduate assistant at Miami of Ohio from 1991-94. From there, Khettry went on to become the Director of Coaching of the Cincinnati Classics from 1994-1998. There he was responsible for hiring coaches for more than 30 teams, creating a club-wide training curriculum and overseeing the administration of the club.
A guide to the Stetson women's soccer team for the 2013 season.