Mike Singleton will enter his fourth season as the head men’s soccer coach at MIT. He came to the Engineers with a wealth of national, collegiate and youth soccer coaching experience.
In 2013, Singleton, who was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year for the first time in his career, guided the Engineers to their first regular season title in a decade, earning the right to host the 2013 NEWMAC Tournament after remaining undefeated in conference play all season. Tech advanced over the Coast Guard Academy in penalty kicks, 5-4, in the semifinals before falling to Wheaton College, 1-0, in the finals, but earned an at-larged bid to the NCAA Tournament, where the Engineers were defeated by Western New England, 2-0.
Singleton has served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association for the past year, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, managing a $10 million field complex, and advising clubs on professional development, strategic planning, and cultivating partnerships. He is also a United States Youth Soccer Region I ODP Senior Staff Coach, the U16 Region Head Coach, as well as a United States National Staff Coach, working as both a coach and psychologist at the U14 National Camp and helping to construct the National D and C License courses. Singleton has also served as a Technical Committee Member for both the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2003 Women’s World Cup.
At the collegiate level, Singleton has served on the coaching staffs at Emerson College, Delaware and St. Joseph’s College in Indiana, where he was the head coach of the men’s squad from 1997 to 2000.
Singleton received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. He earned his Master’s in clinical psychology from Purdue University in 1998.