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2000 Top Assistant Coaches

College Soccer News recognizes the following Top Men’s Division I  Collegiate Assistant Soccer Coaches


Craig Reynolds – University of Virginia – Begins fifth season as a Cavalier assistant coach.  Has worked with and helped develop some of the top soccer talent in the country.  A former All-American who played professional soccer in the North American Soccer League from 1976-1981 for the Rochester Lancers.


Leo Chappel – UNC Charlotte – Begins his third season as a 49ers assistant coach.  Prior to that was an assistant at Wake Forest and Ohio Wesleyan.  As a player was a member of four straight NCAA Tournament teams at Ohio Wesleyan.  Strong recruiter and motivator with the type of intensity that brings out the best in those who want to be the best. 


Todd Bramble – Clemson University – Begins his fifth season as a Tiger assistant coach.  Excellent recruiter and goalkeeper coach.  Former All-Conference keeper at Mercer University who holds a USSF “A” coaching license.  Also serves as an assistant coach for the U-17 National Team.  Worked with current Clemson head coach Trevor Adair at Brown University before coming to Clemson.  (Recently named men’s soccer coach at Butler University)


Bill Irwin – University of Portland – Begins his fourteenth season as a Pilot assistant coach.  Specializes in goalkeeping and conditioning.  Has an excellent track record for producing top-notch net minders including Kasey Keller.  His playing experience includes seventeen years in the pro ranks where he was a teammate of Portland head coach Clive Charles.


Steve Rammel – UCLA – Begins his third season as a Bruin assistant coach.  Tremendous coaching and playing experience.  Former First-Team All-American from Rutgers University and was a runner-up for the Hermann Trophey.  Former Major League Soccer All-Star who is a great competitor who knows what it is like to compete at the highest level.  An excellent motivator.  Holds a U.S. Soccer Federation national “A” coaching license.


Dave Golan – University of South Carolina – Begins his sixth season as a Gamecock assistant coach.  Solid recruiter who played college soccer for South Carolina.  Has USSF  “A”  and NSCAA Advanced National coaching licenses.  Active in Olympic Development Program as a state coach.


Angelo Panzetta – Syracuse University – Begins his seventh season as a Syracuse assistant coach.  Former All-American at Rochester Institute of Technology and played professionally for Harrisburg Heat.  His coaching knowledge and playing experience as a sweeper are a plus for the Syracuse program.


Brad Agoos – University of California – Begins his first season as a Bear assistant coach.  Has seven years of playing experience.  Former star at the University of Virginia with a great deal of enthusiasm for the game and a record of winning.  Look for Agoos to contribute favorably to head coach Kevin Grimes and to add value to the California program.


Carlos Somoano – Virginia Commonwealth University – An assistant coach at VCU since 1996.  Served as an assistant coach at Eckerd College for three years.  Former four-year letter winner at Eckard College.  Holds a USSF “A” license and has been active in youth soccer in both Florida and Virginia.  His playing and coaching experience is a plus for the VCU program.




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