Men’s Soccer

Posted on September 17, 2019

In 1965, Frank Pleasants was hired to develop both intramural and intercollegiate athletic programs for UNCG in an effort to help transition the university into a co-educational institution. One of the first programs to emerge was an intercollegiate men’s soccer team in 1970. During the 1980s and the 1990s, the soccer team thrived; capturing its first Division III national championship in 1982, then again in 1983 under coach Mike Berticelli. The team went on to be the first NCAA team to win three consecutive national championships from 1985-1987, this time under coach Michael Parker’s direction. In 2004, the soccer team earned their first No. 1 national ranking since moving to Division I.

Head Coaches:

Unknown- 1970 – 1978

Geoffrey Bird 1978 – 1980

Mike Berticelli 1980 – 1984

Michael Parker 1984 – 2010

Justin Maullin 2010 – 2019

Chris Rich- 2019- current


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