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Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Gabe Hall, an assistant coach at the University of Dayton for the past two seasons and a former assistant at two schools in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, has been selected as the new head coach for Missouri S&T’s men’s soccer program.
Hall replaces Joe Ahearn, who stepped down last month to take an assistant coaching position at Northwestern University. He brings experience from programs that have not only enjoyed great success on the field, but have also excelled in the classroom.
"I am extremely grateful to Mark Mullin and Missouri S&T for this wonderful opportunity to lead the men's soccer program,” Hall said. “My wife and I are delighted to be moving to the Rolla area. I also want to express my appreciation to the University of Dayton and Coach Dennis Currier for the opportunity they provided me to grow.
“At Missouri S&T, I join a University and athletics program dedicated to developing excellent student-athletes on and off the field,” Hall added. “It is my goal to continue preparing these young men for successful futures while competing at the highest level. I look forward to working with this team of driven individuals and becoming a part of the Missouri S&T family."
“I am extremely pleased to have Gabe join the Miner family,” said Missouri S&T director of athletics Mark Mullin. “He brings great experience and enthusiasm to our program. He is committed to developing the student-athlete as a player, a student and a person. I am confident he will be a great leader for our men’s soccer program and an asset to our department, the campus and the community.”
Hall spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons on the staff at Dayton, helping the team to an 11-5-2 record during the past year and a top 25 ranking at the Division I level during the season.
He was involved in the planning, organizing and running of the team’s training sessions, as well as the evaluating and recruiting of student-athletes to the program. He also served as the co-director for the Flyer Soccer Academy that served over 700 youth players annually.
The Flyers also received the NSCAA’s Team Academic Award and won the “Flyer Challenge”, a community service competition among the athletic teams at the university.
Prior to joining the Dayton program, Hall served as the Director of Coaching for the Roseburg Soccer Association in Roseburg, Ore. At the RSA he oversaw the development of over 1,000 players by creating age appropriate curriculum and training sessions. He was also instrumental in the development of new coaching programs and managing a staff of nearly 100 coaches.
Hall was also an assistant at New Mexico for the 2008 and 2009 seasons, where the Lobos amassed a record of 20-11-2, including a top 25 ranking, and placed six players on all-conference teams and two on the NSCAA Far West All-Region Team. Hall was responsible for monitoring the team’s academic progress. During his tenure the Lobos achieved the NSCAA Team Academic Award and had two Capital One Academic All-American selections.
In addition to his work monitoring the team’s academics, Hall planned and ran training sessions for the reserve players to develop their tactical and technical capabilities. He also prepared scouting reports and broke down game film for the Lobos. Hall coordinated team travel and was also the Assistant Coordinator of the Lobo Soccer Academy.
Prior to his work at New Mexico, Hall spent one season as the assistant coach for the men’s and women’s soccer teams at the University of Indianapolis, where he helped his squad break school records for goals against average and shutouts. He was also responsible for recruiting prospective athletes and planning and running training sessions for the Greyhounds. Hall also served as the first assistant at the University of Southern Indiana for the 2006 season.
Hall also brings ties to a number of soccer clubs and Olympic Development Program’s. His most recent coaching experience is with the Oregon ’96 Olympic Development Team. Prior to his stint in Oregon, he also worked with the New Mexico and Indiana Olympic Development Programs as a coach. Hall has also coached the Rio Vista Football club as well as the Carmel United Soccer Club and the Evansville Elite.
A 2004 graduate of San Francisco State University, Hall earned his bachelor of science in business administration. He was a two-year captain and starting goalkeeper with the Gators after spending two seasons as a starting goalkeeper at Indianapolis. After his playing days at San Francisco State, he played for two years with the West Michigan Edge of the Premier Development League before moving on to the Salinas Valley Samba in the National Premier Soccer League.
He has his United States Soccer Federation National “B” and National “Y” coaching licenses and a director of coaching diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Joe McCauley is in his third season in charge of the women's soccer program at Missouri S&T. He had previously served as the head women’s soccer coach for six seasons at Eckerd College in Florida.
In his first season he guided the Lady Miners to their first winning season in 10 years and led them to the postseason for the first time in school history. S&T finished the season with an 8-7 mark, and 8-6 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Lady Miners secured their playoff berth with a 3-0 win over Saint Joseph's College on the final weekend of the regular season and guaranteed themselves a winning record with a 1-0 victory over Indianapolis on the last day of the regular season.
A year ago, the Lady Miners finished with a record of 5-9-2, but won three games that went into overtime and recorded three shutouts away from home.
McCauley brought 11 years of head coaching experience to the Lady Miner program when he took over prior to the 2010 season, including a five-year stint within the GLVC at Bellarmine University.
“I am tremendously excited to have Joe on our coaching staff,” said Missouri S&T director of athletics Mark Mullin. “He has a wealth of experience and is familiar with our league. Joe has demonstrated an understanding and a commitment to balancing academics and athletics.
“I am confident that his enthusiasm, knowledge, and communication skills will serve to move our women’s soccer program in a very positive direction,” Mullin added.
Prior to taking over the program at Eckerd in 2003, McCauley served as the goalkeepers coach at Northern Illinois University for five seasons. While at NIU, he helped guide the Huskies to the Mid-American Conference championship in 1998 when they went 14-7 and posted four shutouts.
McCauley coached at Bellarmine from 1991-97 – taking over as the Knights’ head coach in 1992 – and led the Knights to back-to-back winning seasons in 1995 and 1996. In the 1995 season, Bellarmine reached the semifinals of the GLVC Tournament as it won 10 of its 17 games, then made it back to the conference tournament a year later.
A native of Louisville, Ky., McCauley was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Louisville and was named as the Cardinals’ most valuable player in 1987, along with earning Metro Conference all-tournament team honors. During that season, McCauley posted a 2.06 goals against average as the team’s goalkeeper and co-captain. As a senior, he recorded a 1.60 goals against mark.
He began his coaching career at Louisville in 1990 as the goalkeepers coach, then moved over to Bellarmine to join the Knights’ staff a year later.
McCauley has also been active with the Olympic Development Program, working with teams in Kentucky and Illinois as the state head coach. In that capacity, he was responsible for the selection and training of the state’s top talent for competition at the regional level and guided the Girls Under 18 Illinois State team to the ODP national championship in 1995.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Louisville in 1992.
Other camp staff members will be comprised of some of the best coaches & players in the area as well as members of the Missouri S&T Soccer Teams.