Pike Named Head Coach of SJC Men’s Soccer Program

Pike Named Head Coach of SJC Men’s Soccer Program

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College Senior Director of Athletics Brian Curtin has announced that Will Pike '11 has been named as the head coach of the Monks' men's soccer program, filling the position vacated by Adrian Dubois, who has accepted the head assistant job at the University of Vermont.

Pike ascends to the head coaching position after serving as an assistant at Saint Joseph's for five years (2012, 2015-18). He was the head assistant and goalkeeper coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2018, helping lead the two sides to Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships this fall.

Pike also worked as the Director of Goalkeeping at Seacoast United for five years (2013-17) and holds the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "C" Coaching License. He gained additional collegiate coaching experience as an assistant coach at Husson University in 2013.

"I am thrilled to be named as the next head coach of the Saint Joseph's College men's soccer program," adds Pike. "Having been part of the Saint Joseph's community for over a decade as a student-athlete and assistant coach, I know firsthand how special this institution is and I am excited to become a full-time member of the athletics staff. We have a great deal of talent returning for next fall and I'm eager to work with the team as we strive toward our goals for the 2019 season."

During his time as an assistant coach for the SJC men's soccer program, Pike has helped the Monks win three-consecutive GNAC Championships with an incredible cumulative 55-3-8 (.833) record – including a 28-0-2 (.933) mark in conference play – over the last three seasons and was a member of the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III New England Region Coaching Staff of the Year, along with Dubois, Michael Sanfilippo '12, and Kyle Shangraw '14.

"We are pleased to announce that Will Pike will be joining our staff," adds Curtin. "Will has shown exceptional devotion to Saint Joseph's soccer for many years. He brings the acumen needed and the personal character that we seek. The men's program will be in good hands."

As a college goalkeeper, Pike – a Gorham native - initially played for Mount St. Mary's University, an NCAA DI program in Maryland, for two years before transferring to Saint Joseph's, where he played two seasons (2008-09) and, upon graduation, had established new SJC career records for goals against average (0.88), save percentage (.861), victories (26) and shutouts (19). He earned a pair of First Team All-Conference accolades and led the Monks to the program's first GNAC Championship in 2009.

In five seasons as the Monks' head coach, Dubois posted a 71-25-9 (.762) record – including a 37-9-2 (.771) mark in GNAC play – with three conference championships and five GNAC Tournament appearances. He earned three-consecutive GNAC Coach of the Year honors and helped guide the Monks to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in each of the last three seasons.

 

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Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.