Ryan Anatol | Head Coach Ryan Anatol
Ryan Anatol | Head Coach Ryan Anatol
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got tremendous performances out of his
Emphasizing discipline and teamwork, Anatol
got the most out of his
student-athletes in 2011.
team led America East
in goals with 31 in 20 games.
Three of his
players were named first-team All-America East, including Striker of the Year Berian Gobeil Cruz and Midfielder of the Year Leonardo Fernandes
, who were also both named NSCAA All-Northeast Region.
Anatol was named Stony Brook's ninth head coach in program history on Feb. 18, 2011.
Anatol came to Stony Brook with a polished résumé that includes 10 years of coaching experience at college soccer's highest level, most recently serving as an assistant coach at the University of South Florida.
Anatol was an assistant under head coach George Kiefer at USF for six seasons, helping the Bulls to an impressive 74-33-18 (.664) record, five NCAA Tournament appearances and one BIG EAST championship.
helped guide the Bulls to the Elite Eight of the 2008 NCAA Tournament, the program's best-ever finish.
Anatol also served as USF's recruiting coordinator, helping bring in several top recruiting classes, all six of which were ranked in the top 25 in the nation, according to College Soccer News.
has garnered multiple honors for his
was named one of College Soccer News'
Top Assistant Coaches for 2011, one of just 20 assistant coaches in the country to receive the honor.
also was one of only 12 assistants to receive the honor after the 2008 season.
In 2009, he
was named the NSCAA
Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Glenn "Mooch" Myernick National Assistant Coach of the Year.
In addition to his
work on the field, Anatol
has been a mentor to his
student-athletes off the field, helping the Bulls earn the NSCAA
Team Academic Award for four consecutive years from 2007-10.
Prior to working at USF, Anatol spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Akron, helping lead the Zips to the NCAA Tournament in both seasons, winning the 2004 Mid-American Conference championship and compiling a 28-10-5 record.
efforts helped lay the groundwork for a Zips program that has now won four straight MAC championships and won the NCAA National Championship in 2010.
Anatol played his college soccer at USF from 1997-2000, serving as team co-captain his senior year.
He was a member of back-to-back Conference USA championship teams in 1997 and `98, advancing to the Elite Eight of the `98 NCAA Tournament.
He graduated from USF with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications in 2002 and then earned his masters degree in Sports Science/Coaching at Akron in 2010.
also has international experience, playing for his
native Trinidad and Tobago's Under 20 National team from 1995-96.
holds a USSF "A" National Coaching License.
wife, Natalie, have a son Anthony, born March 16, 2008, and a daughter, Ava Rose, born Jan. 27, 2011.
What They are Saying About Stony Brook Head Men's Soccer Coach Ryan Anatol:
"Amongst his peers, Ryan has been voted one of the top assistant coaches in the country for the last three years now, and that's an honor he has rightfully deserved.
"First and foremost, Ryan
is a person of quality and character.
"Coach Anatol is a player's coach, and a mentor to all of us at USF.
Coach Anatol has very impressive experience as both a player and a coach, and I know he is prepared and excited to lead Stony Brook back to a conference title and NCAA Tournament.
Ryan Anatol has been successful at every stop he's had since becoming a student-athlete at the University of South Florida.
Below is a year-by-year chart of his