men's soccer Coaches
- Head Men's Soccer Coach(315) 229-5870
Just the third coach in St. Lawrence University history to earn national coach of the year honors, Saint soccer coach Bob Durocher has built one of the finest Division III soccer programs in the nation in a relatively short time. His 1999 team became the first team in NCAA Division III history to go undefeated and untied en route to a national championship and Durocher was named NSCAA Division III Coach of the Year for his efforts. Durocher takes a career record of 275-93-38 into his 23rd season at SLU. St. Lawrence made it to the NCAA Tournament 12 of the last 14 seasons, with the Saints most recently hosting the sectionals in 2011.
Coach of the Year honors are nothing new for the Saint coach. He was Northeast Regional Coach of the Year in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2010 and 2011, and was named Coach of the Year several times in the UCAA before the conference became the Liberty League, where he also earned the honor in 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2011.
His Saints completed a perfect regular season with a 16-0-0 record in 1998 and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals, finishing the year 17-0-2 after a shootout loss in the quarters. His 1998 team, his ninth at St. Lawrence, was the first undefeated team in Saint soccer history and re-wrote the record book.
- Head Alpine Skiing Coach(315) 229-5885
Willi Steinrotter was named the Alpine Ski coach at St. Lawrence in the spring of 2009. During his tenure, he has continued to grow the program into one of the best in the Northeast. He coached his first collegiate All-American in 2011, when Ashley-Kate Durham '13 finished in third place overall at the NCAA Championships. Steinrotter then had three skiers earn bids to the 2012 NCAA Championships, the most in a season in program history.
Steinrotter also works with the Saint soccer programs as an assistant coach. He came to St. Lawrence after serving as the head men's soccer coach at Clarkson for 19 years, becoming the winningest coach in the program's history. He coached his 1993 Empire Athletic Association championship team to the NCAA Division III semifinals and his 1998 team lost in overtime to St. Lawrence in the regional final. He had two national All America team members during his Clarkson tenure and 12 regional All America selections. He was 1993 EAA and NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year in soccer.
Steinrotter, a 1989 graduate of Hobart and a skier/coach on the Hobart and William Smith club ski teams while in college, has the most wins as a coach in Clarkson soccer history in a 19-year career as coach of that sport and has taken several of his alpine ski teams to the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboarding Association national championships.
- Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Ben Jordan, a 2008 graduate of Division III soccer power Messiah College, has joined the St. Lawrence University men's soccer coaching staff as assistant coach.
Ben played on Messiah teams which made the national semifinals in each of his four years on the roster and won national titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006, compiling a 89-6-2 record. He holds an NSCAA Regional Coaching diploma and was an assistant coach at Penn State University. He has worked as a trainer at Jordan Training and Total Soccer Academy and has been a camp coach at the Messiah and Bucknell University camps.
- Men's Soccer Faculty/Staff Mentor(315) 229-5678
Matt McCluskey, the coordinator of Academic Support, will serve as the men's soccer team's Faculty/Staff Mentor for the 2012-13 season.
An alumnus of St. Lawrence, McCluskey returned to his alma mater in 200. He also teaches in the First-Year Program and works in the Higher Education Opportunity Program. Within these positions Matt has been able to further long-time interests in reading and writing pedagogies, education, and the social sciences.
After graduating from SLU, he went to work at the Kildonan School, an institution that specializes in teaching gifted students with learning disabilities. He has since worked with students with dyslexia and ADHD in Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, and New York. He also taught history and coached soccer at the Doane Stuart School, an ecumenical college prep school in Albany, New York. Matt earned a master's degree in political science at Duke University in 2001 and subsequently spent two years working in Maryland state politics. Related to these interests, he has taught such courses as America's Suburban Landscape, Reading Political Philosophy, and Dirt. He is a representative on the First Year Program Council, the faculty/staff mentor for the men's soccer team, and a contributor on education issues for the Huffington Post.