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Michael Coll
Michael Coll

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
Second Season

Alma Mater:
Penn State '97


06/03/2013

Road Warrior Rebels In 2013

UNLV will play 13 games away from Las Vegas in the 2013 campaign.

04/15/2013

Rebels Hosted Spring Clinic

over 75 kids participated in a clinic run by the UNLV women's soccer program.

04/01/2013

Rebels Add To Signing Class

Brittney Gideon now makes it 12 players that will join the UNLV squad in the fall.

02/15/2013

Rebels Sign 11-member Class for 2013

Michael Coll announces his initial recruiting class for UNLV.

12/06/2012

All-Region Rebels

UNLV places a school-record three players on the all-region squads.

Michael Coll became the fifth head coach in UNLV women's soccer coach when he was hired on April 1, 2012, and he wasted no time in making an immediate impact on the Rebel program.

In his first season at the helm of the team, Coll simply guided the Rebels to a school-record 12-4-4 season, as the .700 winning percentage was the highest in UNLV history. The 12 wins accomplished by the squad was also tied for the second-highest in school history, depite playing only 20 games, while the four losses were the fewest in a season ever at UNLV.

After a 1-2-1 start to begin the year, Coll's coaching began to take affect on the squad, leading to a school-record seven-game win streak, which started with one of the highlight victories of the year, a double-overtime victory over Oklahoma. The streak also led into a nine-game unbeaten streak, also a new UNLV mark, which was only snapped in a one-goal loss to seventh-ranked San Diego State. The Rebels would reach the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament for the third straight year before falling to San Diego State on its home field.

Under Coll, a school-record three Rebels were named all-region, while four players earned first team All-MW honors, also a program best.

Coll came to Las Vegas from Penn State, where he was an assistant coach for the women's soccer program for eight years. During his tenure on the Nittany Lions' staff, he helped guide the squad to five appearances in the NCAA Sweet 16, as well as a trip to the national semifinals in 2005. Penn State claimed eight straight Big Ten championship titles during Coll's tenure in Happy Valley.

While at Penn State, Coll was the recruiting coordinator for the Nittany Lions, as well as handling other aspects of the team, including individual and team training, scouting and game preparation, video analysis, alumni relations, and running the camp and clinic programs for PSU. Coll served under head coach Erica Walsh for the past five years at Penn State, and took on added responsibilities during the past few years when Walsh was named as assistant coach for the U.S. National Team in 2008.

Prior to joining the PSU staff, Coll was the head coach for the women's soccer program at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa., during the 2001-03 seasons. Coll began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the men's program at Penn State, where he was on the staff from 1997-2000.

A four-year starter for Penn State, Coll was a two-time all-conference selection and earned all-region honors for the Nittany Lions. A native of Derry, Ireland, he represented his country at the World University Games in 1993 (USA), 1995 (Japan) and in 1997 (Italy).

Coll received a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sport science from Penn State in 1997, and a master's degree in education from Saint Francis in 2004. He holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) premier diploma, advanced national and national diploma's from the NSCAA, and a Irish Football Associate "C" License.

Coll and his wife, Katie, were married in 2010 and reside in Las Vegas.

Notes on Coll

UNLV Head Coach • Became the Rebels' fifth head coach on April 19, 2012 • In his first year, guided the team to a school-record winning percentage of .700 (12-4-4). • Other highlights in his first year as head coach included - first time to place multiple players on the all-region squad - school-record seven-game win streak - school-record nine-game unbeaten streak

As a Player • Two-time All-Big Ten selection for Penn State, earned all-region honors as well • Played for Ireland in three World University Games (1993, 1995, 1997)

As a Coach • Assistant coach for eight years for Penn State (2004-11) • Penn State won eight Big Ten championships in his eight years, and also reached
the NCAA Sweet 16 five of the eight years, as well as a trip to the national semifinals in 2005 • Three years as head coach for Saint Francis University (2001-03)

Year School W L T PCT 2012 UNLV 12 4 4 .700

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