Chris Petrucelli - Head Coach
Two-time National Coach of the Year and 1995 NCAA Championship Coach Chris Petrucelli was named SMU's Head Women's Soccer Coach, Interim Director of Athletics Tim Leonard announced on May 31, 2012.
A veteran of 20-plus years as a head coach, Petrucelli
was named the NSCAA
National Coach of the Year in both 1994 and 1995 and was lauded as the NSCAA
Central Region Coach of the Year in both 2002 and 2006.
In 22 years as a head coach, Petrucelli
has compiled a 340-110-36 record.
career win total and winning percentage (.737) both rank eighth among active Division I coaches.
A standout teacher of the game, Petrucelli
has not only produced championship-caliber teams, but has also developed some of the nation's top soccer talent as well.
has coached one NSCAA National Player of the Year as well as players who have earned 30 NSCAA All-America honors, 69 All-Region accolades, seven conference Player of the Year awards, eight Conference Rookies of the Year honors and over 100 All-Conference decorations.
Nicole Nelson was named assistant coach for the SMU women's soccer team, head coach Chris Petrucelli announced June 25, 2012.
"Mat brings a great deal of experience and a wealth of knowledge with him to SMU," SMU head coach Chris Petrucelli said.