OIT chooses new soccer coach

coach matt munhall headshot


From OITSports.com press release
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Matt Munhall has been named new men’s soccer coach at Oregon Tech, director of athletics, Michael Schell, announced earlier this week.

Munhall, a 2007 graduate of Principia College, becomes Oregon Tech’s second men’s soccer coach since the program began in 1998.

“I am excited Matt has accepted the men’s soccer position at Oregon Tech,” Schell said. “It was evident from his campus visit and interview that he will do a great job for our men’s soccer program.”

Munhall spent four seasons assisting both the men’s and women’s soccer programs at NCAA III Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. In his four seasons as an assistant, the men’s soccer team tallied a 36-26-10 overall mark, while the women’s soccer team accumulated an overall 63-15-3 record. Also during that time, the men’s program received a top-10 national ranking and produced an NSCAA All-American Midfielder, while the women made three NCAA National Tournament appearances.

During this past year, Munhall, 29, spent time assisting at NCAA DII St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, NH, while also heading the New Hampshire State Champion U18 Girls Seacoast United Club team and working with U14 boys for the New Hampshire Olympic Development Program.

Munhall, a goalie and four-year soccer letterwinner at Principia College from 2004-07, was named Team Captain during the 2005-07 seasons. In his senior year, he led his team to the NCAA National Tournament and earned NSCAA All-Region and SLIAC All-Conference accolades.

“I am excited for the opportunity to bring my experience and knowledge of the game to Oregon Tech, and start guiding the program this fall.”

In addition to his coaching, Munhall recently earned his masters degree in Recreation and Sports Sciences from Ohio University in Athens, OH. He also holds his NSCAA National Coaching Diploma (2010).

Munhall will assume soccer duties beginning in mid-July.