Hamilton Joins Rebel Staff
June 30, 2006
LAS VEGAS - Michael Hamilton has been hired as assistant men's soccer coach at UNLV, head coach Mario Sanchez announced on Friday. Hamilton is the second hire by Sanchez, who became the Rebels' head coach in January, joining Chad Brown who was hired as an assistant coach in April.
"Michael is the final piece of the puzzle for the program" said Sanchez. "His goalkeeping experience as a player and a coach will push our goalkeepers to new levels. We are extremely excited to have Michael join our program and our community."
Hamilton comes to UNLV after spending the past year at Akron, where he was a graduate assistant goalkeeper coach for the women's soccer team. While coaching the Zips, he not only worked with the training of the goalkeepers, but also initiated the first indoor soccer clinic hosted by the team during the winter.
Previous to Akron, Hamilton served as head women's soccer coach at The Baldwin School from 2003-04 in Brny Mawr, Penn., and led them to a 25-3-2 record. The team also set a new school record for wins in a season under Hamilton and received a seed in the state tournament for the first time. Hamilton has also served as the Cheltenham High School girls head coach for one year, and the goalkeeper coach for the Cheltenham High School boys team for one year as well. He currently holds a USSF National `D' License, and was the Ohio North Region II ODP Goalkeeper coach.
A four-year goalie at Philadelphia University from 1996-2000, Hamilton led the program to three Philadelphia Soccer Seven Championships and a national ranking of 23. He also earned All-Independent Team honors and ranks fourth all-time in wins at the school. Since 2002, Hamilton has also played for Lighthouse S.C., Amateur Cup and Open Cup Champions.
Hamilton earned his bachelor of science degree in management information systems from Philadelphia University in December of 2000 and is expected to receive his master's degree in physical education from Akron in August of this year.