VILLANOVA, Pa. –Mike Montross, whose work as an assistant coach helped Villanova earn its first NCAA College Cup Tournament bid in 2016, has been elevated to the role of Associate Head Coach, it was announced today.
“I am proud to announce the promotion of Coach Mike Montross to Associate Head Coach,” stated head coach Tom Carlin. “Mike is one the top young coaches in college soccer. He has done a fantastic job in every facet of our program. Additionally, Mike has connected and served the Villanova University community from the minute he stepped foot on campus. Our alumni, players, and administration are fortunate to have such a hard-working and dynamic leader as a part of our Men’s Soccer staff”.
Montross is a Bethesda, Md., native who earned varsity letters and served as team captain at Dickinson College before graduating in 2011. He began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Georgetown and then spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Lehigh University before joining the Wildcats.
Villanova posted a 10-8-3 overall record and played its first ever NCAA Tournament game at Akron last November. It is expected to return an experienced roster in the fall featuring second team All-BIG EAST selections Andreas Bartosinski, Miguel Polley and Shane Bradley. The Wildcats began training this week for their first foreign exhibition tour, which will take VU to Spain later this month.