|Year:||4th at MIT|
|College:||Univ. of Pennsylvania '95|
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.
|Year:||2nd at MIT|
|College:||Franklin Pierce '12|
Vinny Papageorgiou is entering his second year as an assistant coach for the MIT men’s soccer program. He comes to the Engineers after being a four-year starter in net at Franklin Pierce University. Papageorgiou earned CoSIDA Academic All-America, NSCAA All-America and Northeast-10 Goalkeeper of the Year honors. He led the Ravens to multiple conference championship victories, including an appearance in the NCAA Final Four.
Papageorgiou has worked with Massachusetts Olympic Development Program as a goalkeeper coach. He will be working with MIT’s goalkeepers throughout the season. Upon graduating in May 2012, Papageorgiou received his Bachelor of Science degree in sports and recreation management with a minor in management.
|Year:||2nd at MIT|
Zach Kabelac enters his second year as an assistant coach after
an outstanding four-year playing career at MIT. While playing for
the Engineers, he served as a captain and was a four-time NEWMAC
first team All-Conference selection, becoming the third player in
program history to accomplish the feat. In addition, Kabelac was
named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-New
England second team his senior year. He left the field tied for
second all-time in goals scored and tied for third all-time in
points at MIT.
Kabelac earned his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering at MIT in 2012 and is returning as a graduate student pursuing a master’s of engineering.
|Year:||1st at MIT|
Ken Bovell is in his first year of coaching at MIT and comes with over 25 years of proven success as a coach at many levels. He was born in, and grew up playing soccer in Trinidad. Upon coming to the United States he played soccer at Boston College and was a semi-professional player in the L.A.S.A. League.
Bovell has been an ODP coach for many years and has worked with players at the high school, college and club levels. His teams have won state championships and regional championships and contended for national championships as well. He has worked with many players who have gone on to have successful careers in college and beyond and holds a USSF "B" Coaching License.