Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
O'Neill named interim head coach, Lindholm joins staff
August 27th, 2014 2:54AM

TAGS:  college men


[MASSACHUSETTS: Men] Devin O'Neill, the top men's assistant the past two years at Massachusetts, has been named the Minutemen's interim head coach following the death of Sam Koch. David Lindholm has left the Colorado Rapids, where he was the director of media relations, to become the UMass assistant coach and work with the team's goalkeepers.

O'Neill had previous head coaching stops at defunct Division I program East Carolina (1999-2002) and Division III Gettysburg (2003-09). He came to UMass following a two-year stint at Bradley in which the Braves participated in the NCAA Tournament each season.

Lindholm, who also worked in MLS at Chivas USA, spent three seasons as a head coach at Salisbury (Conn.) School and a year as the goalkeeping coach at Middlebury College. Both O'Neill and Lindholm are Middlebury graduates.

UMass, which returns eight starters from last year's team that went 4-14-1, opens with a four-game road swing, playing at Utah Valley in its first-ever NCAA Division I match, and then heading to California for matches at San Jose State, Santa Clara and Cal Poly.

1 comment
  1. James Madison
    commented on: August 27, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.
    Sammy died? When? How? That's a huge shock! We became acquainted during his stint at Stanford. I thought he was a great guy and that it was too bad Boston tugged as hard at him as it did.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent College Soccer Reporter
Video Pick: Virginia's Foss dials long distance    
Virginia players know how to score goals. Last week, Derrick Etienne went through half of the ...
U.S. Merchant Marine's Smolens earns 300th win    
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's coach Michael Smolens earned his 300th career victory when the Mariners ...
Wake Forest is first in opening Men's Soccer RPI    
Wake Forest is No. 1 in the NCAA's first Rating Percentage Index (RPI) of the 2015 ...
POTW: Division III star selected for second straight week     
Caitlin Golden of Division III Penn State Berks picked up her second consecutive NSCAA College Player ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
There is no change at the top of the weekly Soccer America Men's Top 25 rankings ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
North Carolina (10-0-1) moved into first place in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 rankings. The ...
Unbeatens: UNC tops ACC, Cornell's shutout streak ends    
No. 2 North Carolina (10-0-1) and Cornell (8-0-2) remained the only unbeaten women's teams in the ...
Conference Watch: South Carolina takes charge in SEC    
South Carolina moved into first place in the SEC when it rallied to beat defending champion ...
Men's Week 5: Three things we learned this weekend    
A coaching change has not slowed down Wake Forest, which has been led by Jon Bakero ...
Conference Watch: Pac-12 women's race is wide open    
The Pac-12, one of three conferences that decides its conference champion based on the regular-season standings ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives