women's soccer Coaches
- Head Women's Soccer Coach(315) 229-5790
A National All-American and 1998 graduate from St. Lawrence University, Franco Bari became the head coach of the women's soccer program in the fall of 2008. Under his leadership, the squad made its first postseason appearance and its first 10-game winning season since 2003. Since Bari's arrival, the Saints have maintained a regional ranking while also breaking onto the national stage when they reached a ranking of No. 25 during the 2008 season.
Bari has compiled a 38-24-9 record heading into the 2012 campaign, and has coached over 20 Liberty League All-Conference players and four NSCAA Regional All-Americans in his four years at the helm of the Saints program.
- Assistant Women's Soccer Coach(315) 229-5363
Eileen Coyle, an all conference player at SUNY Geneseo, joined the Saints staff in the fall of 2011 as an assistant coach for the women's soccer team.
Coyle was captain of the Herkimer County Community College soccer team and was a two-time first team All America while at Herkimer, also earning the college's Athlete of the Year honors prior to completing her degree in psychology at Geneseo. She played two seasons at Geneseo and also played lacrosse at both Geneseo and Herkimer.
She also played for the Coliseum Soccer Women's Travel team, helping the team win the Italy Cup Championship and is a member of the Rochester Ravens W-League team.
She has coached at the Oneonta, Geneseo and Hamilton soccer camps and coached a club team with the Doug Miller Soccer Academy.
- Women's Soccer & Alpine Skiing Faculty/Staff Mentor(315) 229-5280
Al Gotsch, a former Associate Director of Admissions, will continue to serve as the 2012-2013 Faculty/Staff Mentor to both the alpine ski and women's soccer teams.
A graduate and former soccer player at Potsdam State, Gotsch has lived in the North Country for most of his life. He is an avid squash player and enjoys both reading and traveling.
"St. Lawrence University is the 'Gem of the Adirondacks.' What impresses me the most about this University is not only the numerous opportunities to explore, learn and travel, but the feeling of community and family that the students, faculty and staff share with one another. The bottom line: SLU is a fun and exciting place to work." -- Al Gotsch