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HEAD COACH Third year Penn State, 1997

Michael Coll

Michael Coll is in his third year as head women’s soccer coach in 2016. Coll was named the head coach March 11, 2014. He guided the Spartans to a 9-8-3 overall record in his first year, including a 5-3-1 record in Southern Conference play. In his second season, Coll led the Spartans to a 9-9-3 overall record, 6-2-1 mark in the SoCon and a No. 3 seed in the conference tournament. 2015 saw UNCG earn seven all-conference awards including Caylin Prillaman being named SoCon Freshman of the Year. Chesney White and Georgia Brown earned first team honors while Zoe Fishman, Ashley Eddleman and Regan Lehman were picked for the All-SoCon Second Team. In addition to being named SoCon Freshman of the Year, Prillaman was selected for the All-Freshman team with Gabbi Charles. In 2015, UNCG faced three nationally ranked teams in Kentucky (23), Virginia Tech (10) and defending national champions Florida State (2). The Spartans topped NC State on the road, 2-0, for their first win over an ACC team since defeating Wake Forest in 2012. In Coll’s first season, four Spartans made All-Conference honors in Chesney White (first team), Georgia Brown (second team), Rebecca Burrows (second team) and Chloe Buehler (freshman team) during the 2014 season. Academically, six UNCG players were named to the SoCon All-Academic team in Coll’s first season. Coll has 20 total years of Division I soccer coaching experience including previous experience at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Penn State University and Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania. Coll came to Greensboro from Las Vegas where he spent the previous two years as the head coach at UNLV posting a 22-12-7 overall record. In his first season at the helm of the team, Coll simply guided the Rebels to a school-record 12-4-4 season, as the .700 winning percentage is the highest in UNLV soccer history. The 12 wins accomplished by the squad is also tied for the second-highest in school history, and the four losses were the fewest in a season ever at UNLV. After a slow 1-2-1 start to begin the 2012 season, Coll’s coaching began to take effect on the squad, leading to a schoolrecord seven-game win streak, which started with one of the highlight victories of the year, a double-overtime victory over Oklahoma. The streak also led into a nine-game unbeaten streak, also a UNLV record, which was only snapped in a one-goal loss to nationally 7th ranked San Diego State. The Rebels would reach the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament for the third straight year before falling to San Diego State on its home field. At the end of the 2012 season a school-record three Rebels were named all west region, while four players earned first team All-Mountain West conference honors, also a program best. During his second season at UNLV (2013) Coll helped lead UNLV to its second-straight 10-win season, despite starting between 5 and 7 freshmen in most games. Prior to Las Vegas, Coll spent the previous eight years at Penn State, where he was an assistant coach for the women’s soccer program. During his tenure on the Nittany Lions’ staff, he helped guide the squad to five appearances in the NCAA Sweet 16, as well as a trip to the national semifinals in 2005. Penn State claimed eight straight Big Ten championship titles during Coll’s tenure in Happy Valley. While at Penn State, Coll was the recruiting coordinator for the Nittany Lions, as well as handling other aspects of the team, including individual and team training, scouting and game preparation, video analysis, alumni relations, and running

2016 UNCG Women's Soccer Digital Guide  
2016 UNCG Women's Soccer Digital Guide